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Hey guys,

building a new system, I originally was gonna get 1 Samsung spinpoint 1 TB HDD, but I'm actually thinking about just getting a 500gb hdd and using the money I saved from that to get a 120gb SSD.

I would put my system files and games on the SSD

Now my question is since this is going on deal this morning:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

and since I have a $10 for SSD's, I am at least going to get one, but is it worth it to get two?

Windows 7 Ultimate only takes up about 20gb, correct? The only things besides that I will be putting on there will be Skyrim(and an endless amount of mods as well), BF3 and whatever else I can fit, but mainly these 3 things. Should I get one or two of these SSD's then? Thanks
post #2 of 9
I bought a 120GB Crucial M4 SSD for $200. That is what I recommend that you buy. It will have room for your OS and a couple of games. Just make sure you set it up correctly and manage what is going on to the SSD.
post #3 of 9
Check out the SSD price-point guide on Toms. I don't have the URL handy but it's recently been posted in the Hardware News forum
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Getting 2 and putting them in RAID 0 will definately make the volume twice as fast, but you do risk if one dies, than you lose all data on both. You will also find that the 128 GB Is probably cheaper than 2 64s. As you can see in my sig rig, I'm not looking to talk you out of 2 64s because it would be kick @55, but I just wanted to let you know the risks.
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64GB probably won't be enough if you're going to put a few games and mods in it, I'd at least get a 128 GB one.
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Getting 2 and putting them in RAID 0 will definately make the volume twice as fast, but you do risk if one dies, than you lose all data on both. You will also find that the 128 GB Is probably cheaper than 2 64s. As you can see in my sig rig, I'm not looking to talk you out of 2 64s because it would be kick @55, but I just wanted to let you know the risks.
Thank you everyone for the help! Yes I am aware of the risks(but didn't know 2 SSD's mean double the speed one one?), I was just gonna jump on 2x64gb because of the price. How is the 128gb one currently cheaper though? The 64gb on shell shocker will be $85 each. But I'm probably going to wait till Black Friday so I can get a single 128gb for the same price as these 2 are($170) if not cheaper.

For 128gb do you guys recommend the Crucial m4 or some intel SSD? I'm new to the technology ;D
Edited by apav - 10/14/11 at 5:45am
post #7 of 9
The Crucial M4 is pretty close to the Intel reliability wise and it's price and performance surpass it.

I'd be going for the 128gb before two 64gb in raid. The 128gb is plenty fast.
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Don't forget that when you put two SSD's in RAID-0, you lose TRIM.
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post #9 of 9
Do the 128gb M4. I just got mine installed and it is pretty nice. I had to do a lot of tweaking to get it right but that is ok.
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