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I have a 120gb ocz vertex 2 ssd. I'm upgrading my comp for mw3 or bf3 so it will be soon. What im wondering is what difference in speed would it be if i use a normal hdd wich the ssd cache option for the is vs os ssd. If i use the cache option i could also have my game folders in the second 60 gig part. What do u guys recomended?
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Well tbh, the Momentus XT are great drives. Much faster than a standard hard drive yet still has a reasonable $-Gb ratio...

I would have considered getting one rather than my C300 if they were out at the time... Or they were out but I missed them

They are good in short, especially if you're going to install rather large games on them..

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The XT's are great drives because of the amount of storage you can have with speeds greater than normal HDD's. An SSD will be much faster, but you won't have the same amount of space.

I'm using 2 2.5" XT's in my laptop, and they perform better than my desktops Caviar Black. However, they're also a decent bit more expensive. If you're on a budget, pick up 2 Spinpoint F3's and throw them into raid 0. Otherwise, I'd just go for an SSD.
    
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Thanks guys, ill have a look at those xd's, 120gb really dont covrr my needs gor the moment
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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
I have a 120gb ocz vertex 2 ssd. I'm upgrading my comp for mw3 or bf3 so it will be soon. What im wondering is what difference in speed would it be if i use a normal hdd wich the ssd cache option for the is vs os ssd. If i use the cache option i could also have my game folders in the second 60 gig part. What do u guys recomended?
You will see the biggest overall performance boost if you put the OS on the SSD. I don't think any traditional HDD with SSD caching can beat an SSD alone.

I would just use the SSD for OS and largest programs, and the HDD for file storage and other programs.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

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Thanks for ur 2c i thought that would be the case
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Momentus XT make no sense for desktops.

They are faster than HDDs in some cases but at four times the cost.
They are much slower than SSDs in virtually all cases but at at 1/5th the cost.

A 500GB XT is $90.... You would be MUCH better off getting a 1TB HDD for $50 and a 60GB SSD for $80. While it costs more, you get both more space and performance per dollar.


You could also get a 500GB HDD for like $35 and a 30GB SSD for $60 for about the same price as a 500GB Momentus XT. However, these are not the sweet spots for HDDs and SSDs.
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