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I currently use a SATAII SSD for my OS and other HDD for my programs and games.

I wanted to know where I would notice the bigger difference (meaning better performance/load times) if I upgraded my OS onto a SATAIII SSD and then put my game on:

1) The OS SSD (SATAIII)
2) The current SATAII SSD
3) On a HDD

I am most likely getting an M4 SSD for the OS.
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I'm no expert, but I don't think it will make a big enough difference between a separate SSD and your OS SSD. Either way it will be faster than an HDD. I know I have mine separated into two SSDs, but that's because I like the organization better.
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Load time will be significantly reduced by having your games on your SSD. If you play any games like the wither 2 or fallout 3, it will reduce any stuttering that can occur when the game loads the map on the fly. I highly suggest putting your OS on the SSD and using steam mover to move individual games between your SSD and HDDs. That way you can put the game you are currently playing on your SSD and keep your OS on your SSD. Having your OS on an SSD will be much more noticeable and beneficial than having games on it.

Basically, save your money and get a better video card instead of spending it on an SSD for games.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 8/16/11 at 5:37pm
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