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I wanna get a 60gb ssd, but would it be better as a boot drive or used in srt? The size seems borderline on both ends so I would to know someone's opinion.
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I use a 64GB SSD as my boot drive with my most often used programs while offloading the rest of my things such as games and such to my WD black. Works out very great and the response time of my computer overall feels a lot nicer. However fast SRT can increase a HDD's speed, it won't be faster than actually running off an SSD.

I run with no pagefile, hibernation off, and most of my non-game apps off of my SSD. I store my music, documents, and downloads folder off on the HDD by changing the library location and I must say it works pretty fast.
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You'll want to run with 1 SSD as your primary boot drive with your OS and even with 1 game that you play a lot, and with a large spacious secondary mechanical hard drive for storing all your movies, music and other personal files. Since writing data can wear down a SSD, you'll want to try and look after it as best as possible, so that means putting downloaded files on the other hard drive too.

A SSD will always be faster than SRT, so you may as well keep it on its own just for the OS and 1 game or so.
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Using it as a boot drive stores your OS on it to make Windows boot faster, but using SRT puts the most frequently accessed files on the SSD for faster access.

I would use SRT as if I am opening a file very frequently, then it would be faster, but you need a Z68 motherboard for SRT. Why Z68? Because P67 is older and Intel did not think about SRT last year when they were prepping P67.
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