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post #21 of 24
M4's are nearly as fast, and far more stable. They're probably faster for non-compressible data.

If you add a second SSD, it shows up as another drive letter once formatted. You can install games onto it - every OS made since ~1990 has been smart enough to grab files from whatever drive they physically reside on.

If you have Steam, you may need to move the game's folder to the second SSD then use Link Shell to trick Windows into thinking it's still at the original location.

Heh... on my computer I have game servers and games on separate drives, so when I'm playing with friends on my servers, my loadtimes aren't affected.
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post #22 of 24
I bet they would perform wonderfully using RAID.

However, I heard that you lose some features by doing it, and that new raid controllers are being designed to prevent that. I'd say wait a bit and read up on news about it, then do it if you want.
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I'm always right on the edge of capacity on my 120gb SSD because I play a lot of different games and have to uninstall things that I don't use as often, it's quite annoying. I will be upgrading to a 256gb M4 when I get the extra cash.
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post #24 of 24
I might put a pair of 96GB V100+ drives in RAID 0 on my Intel controller.

Despite having good overall real world performance these drives are fairly weak in random writes. Putting them in RAID on my board will cause them to use Intel's write-back cache, which should mitigate their only real weakness.

They also have aggressive idle garbage collection, so TRIM isn't an issue, and in RAID I'd be able to leave a larger portion of the drives unallocated as spare area, improving their longevity and performance.
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