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Check out the links on ssds and windows in my sig.
M4 > all sandforce drives.
I advise to not use srt. You can try it at first, but using it as a straight os drive is better.

hmmm can't believe I missed this thread. Reading it now.

+rep to all you guys for helping me. Thanks.
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Yes you can have Steam on the SSD and the games on the HDD. You'd need to D/L steam mover.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover

But not sure of what benefits you'd see doing it like that.
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Yes you can have Steam on the SSD and the games on the HDD. You'd need to D/L steam mover.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover
But not sure of what benefits you'd see doing it like that.

all I really want is for my applications to instantly load lol. Might get a 60gb SSD just to put os and around 10 or so minor applications and possible my most used game(MMORPG). However, I may fill it up and wish I had a 120gb so unsure which I will go for. Will not be for a bit now anyway.
Edited by Juganot - 1/30/12 at 11:46am
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all I really want is for my applications to instantly load lol. Might get a 60gb SSD just to put os and around 10 or so minor applications and possible my most used game(MMORPG). However, I may fill it up and wish I had a 120gb so unsure which I will go for. Will not be for a bit now anyway.

I have a ton of apps on my 64GB drive and still have 30GB free, so I can fit like 2-3Games on mine when I want. If you want more than that get a 128GB SSD.
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my advice is use the SSD for your OS and some apps
keep the 2 x 1TB F3 in thier RAID 0 array for games plus data.
buy some HDDs for backing up your RAID array to.. even do an image of your SSD and store it on a back up drive.
Back up i would use any extrenal usb drive so after the back up completes you can remove me it until nextime. use a 2TB HDD if you use external back up. you can buy 4 x 500GB drives and use them in your linux boxas network storage. Set it up like a NAS using freeNAS thumb.gif
http://www.freenas.org/
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if you want to use srt your best bet is to get yourself a good 2tb hdd. theres benifits to srt, but down sides to.

down side...

not as fast as an ssd can be

plus side...

only have one drive to deal with
dont need different folders for everything like game's program's,ect.
you dont have to worry about data loss due to ssd failure
it will luanch your most common used programs faster

if you use a 64 gig ssd, you dont have to deadicate the hole drive just to the hdd. you can give 30 gig to srt and the rest to what ever you want. i call it the poor mans ssd set up. speed and reliable

take that sean webster:D
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Just based on the current HDD market. Go for SRT.
 
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You wanna go mr toyz? devil.gif
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if you want to use srt your best bet is to get yourself a good 2tb hdd. theres benifits to srt, but down sides to.

down side...

not as fast as an ssd can be

Also, data loss.
Quote:
Maximized mode offers the greatest performance benefit, however it also comes at the greatest risk. There's obviously the chance that you lose power before the SSD cache is able to commit writes to your hard drive. The bigger issue is that if something happens to your SSD cache, there's a chance you could lose data. To make matters worse, if your SSD cache dies and it was caching a bootable volume, your system will no longer boot. I suspect this situation is a bit overly cautious on Intel's part, but that's the functionality of the current version of Intel's 10.5 drivers.

Moving a drive with a maximized SSD cache enabled requires that you either move the SSD cache with it, or disable the SSD cache first. Again, Intel seems to be more cautious than necessary here.

And Consistency
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To put eviction to the test, I ran through three games—Portal 2, Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft—then I installed the entire Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection, ran five of its applications and tried running Starcraft 2 again. All of Starcraft 2's data had been evicted from the SSD cache resulting in HDD-like performance:
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plus side...

only have one drive to deal with
dont need different folders for everything like game's program's,ect.

Ehh,my way of storage works differently, all vital stuff is on my secondary HDD and my backup drive in case of a OS corruption/ drive failure or similar I can easily just reinstall without a concern for what was lost since all my important stuff is of the OS drive. Also making my own folder system keeps everything organized better in my system.
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you dont have to worry about data loss due to ssd failure
\
Depends on which mode. Also, there are random things that can happen to cause it to fail and you lose both the SSD and HDD in the array.
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it will luanch your most common used programs faster
rolleyes.gif straight SSD everything is faster, not just what the program tells the OS to cache.
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if you use a 64 gig ssd, you dont have to deadicate the hole drive just to the hdd. you can give 30 gig to srt and the rest to what ever you want. i call it the poor mans ssd set up. speed and reliable

take that sean webster:D

How is that a poor mans SSD set up? It is just like having a 64GB boot drive with a HDD for the data...only with one you control what goes on the SSD and the other it is automated by a program that thinks for you.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

You wanna go mr toyz? devil.gif
Also, data loss.
Quote:
Maximized mode offers the greatest performance benefit, however it also comes at the greatest risk. There's obviously the chance that you lose power before the SSD cache is able to commit writes to your hard drive. The bigger issue is that if something happens to your SSD cache, there's a chance you could lose data. To make matters worse, if your SSD cache dies and it was caching a bootable volume, your system will no longer boot. I suspect this situation is a bit overly cautious on Intel's part, but that's the functionality of the current version of Intel's 10.5 drivers.
Moving a drive with a maximized SSD cache enabled requires that you either move the SSD cache with it, or disable the SSD cache first. Again, Intel seems to be more cautious than necessary here.
And Consistency
Quote:
To put eviction to the test, I ran through three games—Portal 2, Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft—then I installed the entire Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection, ran five of its applications and tried running Starcraft 2 again. All of Starcraft 2's data had been evicted from the SSD cache resulting in HDD-like performance:
Quote:
plus side...
only have one drive to deal with
dont need different folders for everything like game's program's,ect.
Ehh,my way of storage works differently, all vital stuff is on my secondary HDD and my backup drive in case of a OS corruption/ drive failure or similar I can easily just reinstall without a concern for what was lost since all my important stuff is of the OS drive. Also making my own folder system keeps everything organized better in my system.
Quote:
you dont have to worry about data loss due to ssd failure
\
Depends on which mode. Also, there are random things that can happen to cause it to fail and you lose both the SSD and HDD in the array.
Quote:
it will luanch your most common used programs faster
rolleyes.gif straight SSD everything is faster, not just what the program tells the OS to cache.
Quote:
if you use a 64 gig ssd, you dont have to deadicate the hole drive just to the hdd. you can give 30 gig to srt and the rest to what ever you want. i call it the poor mans ssd set up. speed and reliable
take that sean webster:D
How is that a poor mans SSD set up? It is just like having a 64GB boot drive with a HDD for the data...only with one you control what goes on the SSD and the other it is automated by a program that thinks for you.

what seans trying to say is...you should just listen to toyz and go with the srt setup.thumb.gif
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what seans trying to say is...you should just listen to toyz and go with the srt setup.thumb.gif

Sure thing. rolleyes.gif
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