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post #1 of 20
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I never used SSDs before, nor I ever planned to.
but...
My dad recently got rid of 4 64GB SSDs from his lab(I think they're kingston?), so he gave them to me.

the only problem is that my mobo only has 6 SATA ports and I already have 5 HDDs(and no, I'm not getting rid of those)

one of my friend suggested Raid 0 but I'm not sure about the reliability of these ssds, because I'll probably put important files on there in addition to the os.

what is the best way to use them? or should I sell them? and if so, how much?

and if I use them, in what ways will my pc improve performance?
   
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Bump?
   
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Quote:
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and if I use them, in what ways will my pc improve performance?
Boot times, shut down times, program loading times, game loading times etc. read/write times etc.
post #4 of 20
Don't bump so quickly...

I would replace one of the drives and use the SSD as a boot drive...Or sell it...
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post #5 of 20
difference between ssd's and your hdds is night & day, loading times etc so much quicker with ssd.

I would raid 0 2x drives, if not use 1 drive for OS in your remaining sata slot and sell the rest?

also strider 2001, are you really using your cpu at 5ghz at 1.5v 24/7 on air?!
post #6 of 20
Use one for boot and sell the rest? Since you have only 6 sata and you already have 5 hdds, wait no DVD drive?
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Use one for boot and sell the rest? Since you have only 6 sata and you already have 5 hdds, wait no DVD drive?
I have one, it would be really inconvenient for me not to have one. also, it has it's own port
   
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post #8 of 20
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so there is no way I can use all four? seems kind of a waste to just sell them.
   
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post #9 of 20
So raffle them away =]
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post #10 of 20
Take some pics.

Install windows 7, then run AS-SSd benchmark and/or HD-Tune then decide what you want to do with them.
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