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I've got 5MB left on my SSD, and like 10GB on my HDD, so I could certainly use more space.. SSD recommendations anyone?
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get a crucial M4 64GB or find a deal on a 128GB or a 128GB might cost you $10 - $20 more thanb your budget.. put you OS on it and programs.. most games dont benifit in the game from being on an SSD tho loading maps and/or worlds will benifit from an SSD thumb.gif

this is a good recomendation LOL i cant belivbe im quoting myself biggrin.gif
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would a ram cache disk be useful with a solid state? if so, he could use it not only as a cache for OS with his ssd, but he could use it to only load levels for his games, not the entire directory. i dont know if its possible, but to automatically load these level files at startup, would give him an in general speed up with the cache, and copy a much smaller size of files in the background to make his levels load faster.
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get a crucial M4 64GB or find a deal on a 128GB or a 128GB might cost you $10 - $20 more thanb your budget.. put you OS on it and programs.. most games dont benifit in the game from being on an SSD tho loading maps and/or worlds will benifit from an SSD thumb.gif

I just wanted to see how funny that looked. smile.gif

It is good advice.
Recently, they had that great deal on M4 64GB for $65,
and 128GB for $130.

Could wait out one of them deals. thumb.gif
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post #24 of 24
I get a lot of use out of my RAM disks.

For most uses they are no going to be perceptibly faster than any decent SSD, but this is not true in all cases. Anyway, the main reason I use them is because RAM has nigh infinite endurance, and I have way too much stuff for my SSDs to hold continually. So, if I know I'm going to be using an application or data set that benefits from fast disk access, but which isn't critical or commonly used enough to sit on my limited SSD space all the time, I'll load it off a standard HDD to a RAM drive, and save it back to that HDD when I'm done.

I'd have eaten through all the rated write/erase cycles on my SSDs by now if I tried to manipulate write heavy datasets, or continually copied stuff to them.

Outside of testing, or updates, my systems are never powered or restarted, so boot times are irrelevant to me.
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