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I'm running Wndows 7 off C300 64GB and the space on the disk doesn't hold for many extra apps and games.

I'm thinking of buying an second disk for apps and games, would I notice much difference in speed of loading game etc with an Samsung 1TB 7200 disk comapred to a C300?

How do you guys have your setup?
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post #2 of 12
Yes you would. Put as many games as you can on the SSD (Your most commonly used) and leave around 10gb of space for updates and later additions
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post #3 of 12
I run all my games off 5400 rpm green drives. I put WoW on my ssd though, great game for that. I honestly don't notice that much of a difference, because when you're not running an OS from the same HDD as your games, the HDD can focus on loading the game and not doing OS reads/writes.
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you will notice a difference in loading times......SSD will be faster of course, but so what?......your games will take 10 to 15 sec longer to load
    
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post #5 of 12
You can use SteamMover to "move" often played games from the HDD to SSD.
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I run my OS on my SSD and all of my games, music, videos on my HDD and I'm pleased with the performance. I have all my other programs and such on the SSD
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post #7 of 12
Mine is setup with the OS and Drivers on my SSD's and my Games/Steam & Software is on a 320gb. HDD.And I have a 1tb. with all my Music,Application Software,Video,Recorded TV...

EDIT;Plus my Documents,Downloads,& Temporary Internet Files are on the 320gb. too.
Edited by AMOCO - 4/28/11 at 5:52am
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post #8 of 12
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I'll think I will do it like this:

SSD: OS, apps that need speed, and the game I play regulary.
7200rpm: All the other games and apps I don't use much.

I got my own fileserver for the rest.

Is there an app that can moved installed games/apps from C: to E: back and forth?
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post #9 of 12
The difference in loading its not that great. I mean its there but not worth the hassle of moving files. At least for my personal taste my games load very quickly in a raid 0 mode. not sure if there is a difference between raid 0 and just 1 hd though but I think the difference would be minimal.
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post #10 of 12
You could always to the classic cut and paste between the drives
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