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hey i have a 60gig ssd for a few of my games right now, and i have most my games on a 750gb segate drive. now i want to switch it up and put my os and maybe 1-2 games on the ssd, and look into getting a raid or raptor solution for the other games. now i know most of you will say get another ssd. i would but i need 300gb+ for all my games... thats 1000bux. im either looking into getting a 600gb sata 6 raptor, 2 300gb raptors, or 2 1tb wd blacks sata 6. ill need to buy a pcie raid card. i dont know how much real advantage ill see between the raptors and the blacks. or if i should just go with the single raptor.

any opinions would be great. i really would like all my steam games to load quicker etc (220gb worth of games installed) so i need a decent solution.

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Your mobo(or anything with intel raid) should be fine with just two hdds in raid.
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Intel RAID is supposed to pass TRIM commands on to lone SSDs, while you have HDDs in RAID.

300GB raptors aren't that fast. WD 2TB Blacks actually benchmark higher/faster than the raptors. It's partly due to the piezoelectric actuator that particular model has - something the 600GB raptors share.

2x2TB WD Black RAID-0 would probably be the best compromise between high performance and affordability. But not all RAID controllers work well with > 2.2TB arrays, so 2x1TB RAID-0 would be simpler.
     
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