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Originally Posted by jjjc_93 View Post
A 120GB drive is going to store a fair amount of stuff, I have 3 games, my OS and some other programs on my 60GB drive. Install your favourite or long loading games onto the SSD, and move them to the HDD when you've moved on and want to throw a new batch of games onto the SSD.

Because of low seek times, an SSD allows games to load far quicker than 2 drives in Raid0 can.
YAY my answer in terms my lamen comp mind can comprehend tyvm sir

but i knew it was only faster load speeds

thats what i cared about, load speeds

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well im getting both or should i not?
The HDD's may have some fast speeds but the SSD will be miles ahead of them in random access time.
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Neither of these (SSDs or RAID0) are going to give you "faster game speeds" if by "faster game speeds" you mean higher frame rates. You're only going to see an increase DECREASE in load times, i.e. loading new levels will happen quicker and loading the game up will happen quicker.

My advice: Buy an SSD, and a single large storage drive (like a Spinpoint F3). If you're going to dump 1-200 dollars into 2 hard drives, you may as well just add that to your SSD money and buy a larger SSD. A 120gb SSD is quite large. You'll be able to fit Windows + necessary apps and 4-8 games on there no problem (depending on the size of the games in question.)
I think you meant DECREASE in load times, not increase.

And I completely agree with you about a bigger SSD.
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YAY my answer in terms my lamen comp mind can comprehend tyvm sir

but i knew it was only faster load speeds

thats what i cared about, load speeds

i plus rep'd ya
Faster load times are great for games with lots of loading screens (most RPGs, like Dragon Age:Origins or WoW will benefit a lot from faster loads) but not for most multiplayer shooter/RTS games. You may load faster, but you have to wait on the other players to load anyway, so any benefit there is negated.

Smurf: Yes, I meant "decrease." Thanks!
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i have tried running games from my ssd a c300 64GB and my raid 0 of 500GB black drives without much difference in load times. so i would recommend getting a ssd and another drive for raid 0 if you can afford it. then you can us the green drive for back ups.
    
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