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post #11 of 30
To be honest, when I had 3 WD 640GB AAKS's, I tried shortstroking and the difference was so small that it doesn't seem worth while.

Better just to save up and get an SSD to 2.
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post #12 of 30
I have my raid0 partitioned to 500gb/500gb and seek time is a bit faster than it was with no partition. my windows boot time is ridiculously low for non ssd.

you can use the other part of the drive if you SS just consider that the other partition will have a worse seek time, I only keep my OS and Page file on C:\\ (1st partition) and data ONLY on the other partition which I rarely access anyway. the heads will stay in partition 1 while reading from it, if they have no reason to access partition 2. the heads only read partition 2 when I access data stored there.
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
I would... not try that. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

It may work, but it's an old PSU... and I don't know anything about the draw those floppy connectors can take. Using tech in unexpected ways can push it over the line - especially if it's old tech.
I wasnt aware my XFX XXX 650w was old and junk
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I wasnt aware my XFX XXX 650w was old and junk
I wasn't either. I just went off how you described it. I didn't even know what model it was.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
I wasn't either. I just went off how you described it. I didn't even know what model it was.
lol, the power supply is the highest quality available, the floppy connector however is a floppy from hell, it WONT GO AWAY.

EDIT - So i just did HDtune bench on my RAID, i did a nice 32gb SS and i get 180mb/s Average read, and 6.54ms access time, down from 12.0 without an SS, is it worth it to SS or not?
Edited by Smoblikat - 8/3/11 at 3:49pm
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With access times like that? Definitely. Well, assuming 32GB is enough space for your stuff.

If you just toss stuff into a second partition, then you don't gain much. The idea is to keep everything that needs to be fast at the front of the drive, and everything else can go at the end.
     
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post #17 of 30
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With access times like that? Definitely. Well, assuming 32GB is enough space for your stuff.

If you just toss stuff into a second partition, then you don't gain much. The idea is to keep everything that needs to be fast at the front of the drive, and everything else can go at the end.
Thats why i bought the 500gb caviar blue, i was going to install all programs and games to that, use the 2TB for storage and then SS my 640's, 32gb should be plenty, im just going to put windows on it.
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post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Thats why i bought the 500gb caviar blue, i was going to install all programs and games to that, use the 2TB for storage and then SS my 640's, 32gb should be plenty, im just going to put windows on it.
Ok, so you'll boot somewhat fast, but all your programs will start up slow?

I'd make it 64GB and toss all your programs on the RAID array as well.. or 128GB, and then you can put your favourite games on it.
     
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Ok, so you'll boot somewhat fast, but all your programs will start up slow?

I'd make it 64GB and toss all your programs on the RAID array as well.. or 128GB, and then you can put your favourite games on it.
Isnt that the same thing with SSD's, you boot fast but everything else is slow?
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Isnt that the same thing with SSD's, you boot fast but everything else is slow?
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