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I currently have a 60gb OCZ vertex 2 as a boot drive. As I'm switching to intel- p67 and 2500k, I was thinking it might be a good time to get another ssd or something.

Would it be worth it to get a second vertex 2 and raid 0 as a boot drive, or get say a crucial m4 64gb to install games on? Would any of these options be worth it or what other options should I look at?

Something I do want to do down the road is raid10- somehow 2 years on a single 1tb drive is starting to be unsettling to me.
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I don't think a RAID setup with SSDs would be worth it but I just bought a second 120GB Vertex 2 to install all my programs/games on. Just installed it last night, but it does load games faster then my Velociraptor did.

Keep the 1TB for storage of course though.
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Lol, if you get the M4, I would much rather you use that as your boot drive (firmware 0009) and then the Vertex 2 to load your games. But both would really be unnecessary, since unlike booting Windows, games will only need to be loaded up once in a while, and it's not like HDDs take forever to load them.

You can always get an external HDD and do a backup of your storage drive.

Note that doing Raid 0 will cause you to lose TRIM support. And make the storage system 2x more as likely to fail.

EDIT: As a matter of fact, how many games do you have on Steam? As nowadays Steam games take up about 10Gb of space. 60Gb = about 7-8 games? You sure this is worth it? I put my Steam onto my HDD, so does Origin. My 128Gb SSD is solely for my Windows 7, Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Firefox, Chrome.
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Right, thats what I forgot to say as having the M4 as the boot.
So really- there isnt a reason to get another ssd? Would it be better then to spend the money on a couple HDDs to raid?

Now since I have my hdd for games, programs and have the user locations (my documents, my music, my downloads, etc) on the drive would I be able to just copy to an external to backup, and paste it back after I put 4 drives in raid.

I totally forgot that raid 0 disables TRIM.
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EDIT: As a matter of fact, how many games do you have on Steam? As nowadays Steam games take up about 10Gb of space. 60Gb = about 7-8 games? You sure this is worth it? I put my Steam onto my HDD, so does Origin. My 128Gb SSD is solely for my Windows 7, Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Firefox, Chrome.
Thats a very good point. In that case no it wouldnt be worth it. My vertex 2 has w7, and the main applcations I use (email, internet, etc) and have about 8gb left.
are the 6gb/s hdd's that much worth it too?
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You might want to check out Steam Mover
I did a thread about it! SSD owners, "Must have App!"
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