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need help on ssd please

Postby cbc1975 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:40 am

Hi to all I am new to this site so if I incorrectly post this sorry. I am building a gaming computer top of the line, but I keep reading and watch on you tube how good they are. The questions I have is do I want 2 in raid how big do I need them beside os do you want to put games and apps or just games? Thank you in advance for any comments and help
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Postby Roach412 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:33 am

i personally don't raid anything, but that's me.

i have a 128gb drive, which is the only drive in my machine. after the OS install i had a little over 100gb available, which i install everything on. if you plan on putting lots of games (or very large games) onto the drive, i would consider going larger than 128, as it gets used up pretty quick. i personally wouldn't put any photo storage or large documentation on it either...grab an external drive, whether an enclosure or just a thumb drive, for those types of requirements. i use a router-attached USB enclosure to hold my network storage.

SSD makes a significant different for load times on games - probably 10-25% of the load times from normal 7200rpm drives(from my experience).

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Postby fussnfeathers » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:37 pm

I'd have to agree. RAID doesn't really add that much speed overall, and if one drive fails, you lose everything on both drives. Stick with the SSD for installed games, and a second large storage drive (I prefer internal, but that's up to you.)
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Postby cbc1975 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:09 pm

Thank you both for your replies, after reading them I decided on a Kingston HyperX 240 GB for my OS and games and a Seagate Barracuda 2TB hard drive for extra storage.
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