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667GB/disk X 3 = 2TB (per disk, not the entire drive, with 3 disks is my guess)

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And, for those of you that stand by SSD's so much - how do you get by with just 60 Gigs?

My Windows Partition is 60 GB, and as it stands I only have 15 free on a good day, which doesn't leave much wiggle room for future ventures.
Priorities. Just because you have an SSD does not mean that you must put EVERYTHING on it and that you can't use HDDs anymore. The main thing is the OS, as you will see a massive improvement there. After that any of your most used programs or games. Everything else can still be put on HDDs.
Edited by mad0314 - 10/4/11 at 3:26pm
    
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post #22 of 33
Even SSD's are not limited (yet) of SATA2 , not even mentioning SATA3 .
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post #23 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post
667GB/disk X 3 = 2TB (per disk, not the entire drive, with 3 disks is my guess)
The F4's indeed have 3 platters of 667Gb each
post #24 of 33
@thread

6Gb/s interfaces on hard drives are not for end users. They are for servers where SAS expanders are being used to build huge disk arrays. If you stick even one 3Gb/s device on a SAS expander, it will restrict the aggregate bandwidth to (for example) 3Gb/sec/port x 36 ports.

By using 6Gb/s interfaces, the array will realise a much higher aggregate bandwidth.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
Even SSD's are not limited (yet) of SATA2 , not even mentioning SATA3 .
.....SSDs have been limited by SATA 3Gb/s for almost 2 years now.
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Quote:
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.....SSDs have been limited by SATA 3Gb/s for almost 2 years now.
Typical consumer SSDs?
    
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post #27 of 33
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Dropped the hammer on a Crucial M4 128 GB drive yesterday, should arrive tomorrow. Also picked up a Seagate GoFlex 1TB w/ USB 3.0 (Was on sale at my local Best Buy for 65 bucks, couldn't pass it up.)

Because of that, going to run the following

SSD:
OS Dedication, a few games from time to time.

2 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoints
Taking them out of RAID1 and putting them into RAID0, as I now have the Seagate GoFlex to back up the hard drive.
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post #28 of 33
Quote:
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Typical consumer SSDs?
If i'm not mistaken SSD 's ( normal consumer ones ) barely reach 300MB/sec speeds . And the max speed of SATAII 3Gb is 375mb/sec .
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post #29 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
If i'm not mistaken SSD 's ( normal consumer ones ) barely reach 300MB/sec speeds . And the max speed of SATAII 3Gb is 375mb/sec .
The most popular normal consumer ones reach 500MB/sec.

And SATA2's limit is lower than that.

http://www.overclock.net/14717988-post8.html
     
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Update:

Love the M4. Unfortunately, my BIOS takes forever and a day to go through POST, so my bootup times are around 1 minute. Windows though takes about 15 seconds, able to use Chrome within 1 second of hitting the Windows screen. Quite pleased so far.

Only thing I'm concerned about is how much space my OS is taking up, even after removing System Restore and shrinking the page file.

Right now, my OS takes about 26 GB all said and done. And that's with about 20 installed programs with EXE's no larger than 30 MB.
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