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okay, i got about $400 to spend on hard drives, preferably SSD which is why i am here. biggrin.gif should i invest in one large one or two smaller ones? And if 2 would you recommend different brands. I have no interest in raiding. so one will be used for OS, apps, and a game or two while the other will be for more games and storage. thanks

Right now i have 2 blue caviar 320's in RAID0. Should i even bother getting a SSD. Maybe i should spend the money elsewhere like a stereo system.
Edited by mooch49 - 2/3/12 at 6:56pm
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If you do raid, you'll lose TRIM support, which wouldn't be good. Go with 1 big one.
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okay, i got about $400 to spend on hard drives, preferably SSD which is why i am here. biggrin.gif should i invest in one large one or two smaller ones? And if 2 would you recommend different brands. I have no interest in raiding. so one will be used for OS, apps, and a game or two while the other will be for more games and storage. thanks

Right now i have 2 blue caviar 320's in RAID0. Should i even bother getting a SSD. Maybe i should spend the money elsewhere like a stereo system.

If you choose to get a SSD read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs

Basically

My "quick" list of suggested drives:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830/470
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3 Series
  • Intel 510/320

I'd suggest 1 larger 1 over RAID. Tho you really don't need more than 64GB for a OS drive.


It is up to you, if you want a stereo system more than a SSD grab one, SSDs are very noce to have as well though. A lot faster than RAID 0 HDDs. I had 2 1TB Samsung F3's in RAID 0 then got my Crucial M4 and it blew them away!.
post #4 of 8
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If you do raid, you'll lose TRIM support, which wouldn't be good. Go with 1 big one.

Wrong. RAID mode allows TRIM just fine. IDE mode doesn't.

Get a 64-128GB SSD, use your current 320's in RAID0 for your games and apps.

Spend the rest on some nice higher end audio. smile.gif
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i think what i'll do is get the crucial m4 128 and spend the rest on some audio. best of both worlds biggrin.gif

So basically what everybody is saying is that a larger SSD is not as good of an investment as the smaller ones.
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i think what i'll do is get the crucial m4 128 and spend the rest on some audio. best of both worlds biggrin.gif

So basically what everybody is saying is that a larger SSD is not as good of an investment as the smaller ones.

All you need a SSD for is Windows and your most used applications. Gaming will see 0 improvement at all. I've still got 36GB free on my 64GB M4, and I've got a TON of stuff loaded to it, just no games.

I'd go for a 64GB SSD, that would save you $300 for audio. That would get you some really nice audio equipment, and the SSD speeds. wink.gif
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thanks for all the suggestions. i have decided to get the m4 64 and the rest well i may end up asking for recommendations in the audio section thumb.gif
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thanks for all the suggestions. i have decided to get the m4 64 and the rest well i may end up asking for recommendations in the audio section thumb.gif

Is it for your PC? The audio that is.
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