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Hi Guys

Literally getting my rig put together... got the most of it... still waiting on my ram tho... see sig for details...

Quick question... I am running an SSD setup for the first time and I will have my Samsung F3R and a WD 500gb Caviar Blue HDD...

I will obviously, use the SSD for my OS and than the HDDs for downloading etc.

Tbh, I was planning on running the 500gb as a backup drive to, well backup my work etc... now I understand if I run in RAID0 i get faster performance, but, if one drive goes I lose both... so not sure if that will suit my needs...?

What is the best way to run this set of drives...?

P.S. Any step by step guides... just worried I will have like the temp files on the SSD and the constant write and deleting will slow the SSD...

Thanks
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install the os to the ssd. but remove the hdds from the sata connections or the boot loader will install to hdd and os to ssd (many people had this issue)
the 2 drives are differnet brands so i would leave them seperate and use one for data and other for backup. split the back up into 2 and backup os to 1 partition and other stuff to other.
as for the temp file and soforth their is a ssd thread about somewhere they have great tips.
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Hi Guys

Literally getting my rig put together... got the most of it... still waiting on my ram tho... see sig for details...

Quick question... I am running an SSD setup for the first time and I will have my Samsung F3R and a WD 500gb Caviar Blue HDD...

I will obviously, use the SSD for my OS and than the HDDs for downloading etc.

Tbh, I was planning on running the 500gb as a backup drive to, well backup my work etc... now I understand if I run in RAID0 i get faster performance, but, if one drive goes I lose both... so not sure if that will suit my needs...?

What is the best way to run this set of drives...?

P.S. Any step by step guides... just worried I will have like the temp files on the SSD and the constant write and deleting will slow the SSD...

Thanks
Many people use SSD's as boot drives, and it'll last on average about ten years... by that point you will have upgraded it. You don't want to raid-0 those drives because one drive is smaller than the other, and then you would only have 1TB of space total. And they're different brands. Basically you should use one for programs and downloads, and the other for media. I recommend you use the 1TB for media as movies and music and such take up a ton of space when you get more. Here's a guide on setting up windows like that, follow every step: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html

Good luck!
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You seem to have the right idea.
The constant write and deleting won't be a problem for the SSD as long as you don't mind it.

If you're concerned about data backup then simply use one for storage and one for backup. If you want the full TB of storage then refer to Doodlebro's post. I would suggest going for the backup simply because you can always purchase more space for a reasonable price.
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