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Should I get 1 x 128GB Crucial M4 and install both my OS and my Games on them or should I go with 2 x 64GB's and OS on one Games on the other?

from what I've read the 1x128 writes faster (I don't have a 6GBPS SataIII yet) so i will be limited on the read until then. What do you guys think?
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I would get the single drive.
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2X 60GB in RAID0?
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games aren't limited by drive read times, in fact, toms recently did a test where they found during a 1 minute load time, only 3 seconds of it was HD activity.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,2991-6.html

Going w/ raid 0, which I assume is your intention, won't benefit game load times and would mean no TRIM.

It would mean faster boot, but honestly, you're fast enough that an extra couple seconds won't matter.
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post #5 of 11
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2X 60GB in RAID0?
Explain what you're telling him he'll gain with Raid0 for gaming. It won't help access times and it won't help random read/write, so what is he gaining with a striped array as opposed to a faster drive. I'd love to hear it
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Explain what you're telling him he'll gain with Raid0 for gaming. It won't help access times and it won't help random read/write, so what is he gaining with a striped array as opposed to a faster drive. I'd love to hear it
He's going to achieve much faster read and write speeds
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2X 60GB in RAID0?
No point, no TRIM and 2x the risk of data loss.
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post #8 of 11
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I can't use the higher write or read because I'm on SATAII still until I go with Ivy bridge next year.
Edit: Errr Or does each port add to the amount? I thought the controller had the limit?

And no I don't want to RAID 0 because you lose trimming.
Edited by Twinnuke - 10/20/11 at 1:54pm
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post #9 of 11
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He's going to achieve much faster read and write speeds
Only for sequential files and that's mainly video editing, so I disagree that he'll gain anything. Gaming is accessing tons of small to medium random files, so sequential increase will help him about as much as getting the flu.
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No point, no TRIM and 2x the risk of data loss.
Meh, I would choose the 2 X 60GB drives and put then in RAID0, Just my
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