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so im in need of more then 500g of ssd space.. not untill about july but with sales going on im wondering if not is the time to jump on it. should i go with 2 256gb drives or jsut a single 512gb one. also would it even be worth it or should i jsut wait and see where priices and technology go?
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so im in need of more then 500g of ssd space.. not untill about july but with sales going on im wondering if not is the time to jump on it. should i go with 2 256gb drives or jsut a single 512gb one. also would it even be worth it or should i jsut wait and see where priices and technology go?

You could always ask in Sean's SSD thread, which is where you'll probably get the most expert opinions.

My opinion is that a single 512 is far superior to two 256's. The larger the SSD, the better life it has thanks to an increase in overprovisioning. Additionally, when you add a second SSD, you double the failure rate. This may or may not matter to you, and if you're not running them in RAID, it probably wouldn't be a critical issue.

IMHO however, the hassle of dealing with multiple drives NOT in RAID is actually a real PITA too, and so I'm much more inclined to get a single, big SSD or HDD. Don't look at my current system for an example of that, as you won't find it. smile.gif I do have a large-ish 256GB SSD myself, but already need more than that. I should have gotten a 512 too but what's done is done. Now I'm trying to figure out if it would be better to get a second 256 or bite the bullet and go with my preferred setup, and just buy a single 512 SSD. I also need a new HDD and I'm going to get a 3TB when I upgrade that... eventually. But I digress.

For ease of use, long term stability and system longevity, I highly recommend a single 512GB SSD.

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thnx for the tip.... its gonna basicly have my steam library which is backed up on ym main rig so im not worried..... its gonna be for the canadian lan event in TO in july. .. so after soem smaller digging i have determined i do infact want a single drive because as you stated 2 drives is a PITA for steam to manage. now to determine if its worth it to jump not or wait till july when the prices may come down and i actually need it.
post #4 of 19
wait to decide until you are ready to purchase. prices always lower and sales happen and new tech is released.

I agree with a single over a RAID array as well.
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There's the vote from the main SSD guru. smile.gif Listen to Sean. He's very wise about SSD's.

I also agree with him about waiting. Don't spend full price on an SSD unless you have no choice. If you are signed up for newegg's daily emails, you should find an SSD on sale for around 1 dollar per GB or just slightly under, almost all the time. Review Sean's thread for making a good decision about what SSD to pick up.

And yes, if you are talking about more than 256GB of Steam games, there is no question at all in my mind. Again, some might say RAID but I definitely do not. As you mentioned, Steam has a real problem with multiple installation folders, so save yourself, and just get the biggie. If you have one or two models in particular that you are excited about (I'd highly recommend the Samsung 830's and although I don't have one, I'd confidently recommend the Crucial M4's) you can always set up a price alert on newegg, which is pretty awesome.
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However, smaller SSDs tend to be better price/size.


However, do you really need 500GB for Steam? You must realize that you be paying MORE than the cost of some game to store it (assuming 1GB = $1).
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awesome thnx for the tips guys biggrin.gif i guess ill wait then. Sean what do you think prices will be like around july?
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However, smaller SSDs tend to be better price/size.
However, do you really need 500GB for Steam? You must realize that you be paying MORE than the cost of some game to store it (assuming 1GB = $1).

well i liek to keep it all organized.. besides even if i have space over the sound of that much ssd space is jsut sexy as hell lol
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awesome thnx for the tips guys biggrin.gif i guess ill wait then. Sean what do you think prices will be like around july?
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However, smaller SSDs tend to be better price/size.
However, do you really need 500GB for Steam? You must realize that you be paying MORE than the cost of some game to store it (assuming 1GB = $1).

well i liek to keep it all organized.. besides even if i have space over the sound of that much ssd space is jsut sexy as hell lol

Personally, my 256GB SSD is pretty full and I only have about half my Steam games installed, and maybe 10% of my D2D/Amazon/Boxed Retail games installed.

I really like having all my games installed and ready to play at a moments notice. This machine serves two purposes now - hosting and streaming video content to my home theater and being one BAMF arcade. If I have to futz around with it to play a game, then I haven't built the system properly as it doesn't meet my needs. In short, I need a 512 myself, JUST for games, and another for my OS.
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the other thing i was thinking about is those OCZ revodrives.. a 900gb one can be had for jsut over 300 bucks
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Personally, my 256GB SSD is pretty full and I only have about half my Steam games installed, and maybe 10% of my D2D/Amazon/Boxed Retail games installed.
I really like having all my games installed and ready to play at a moments notice. This machine serves two purposes now - hosting and streaming video content to my home theater and being one BAMF arcade. If I have to futz around with it to play a game, then I haven't built the system properly as it doesn't meet my needs. In short, I need a 512 myself, JUST for games, and another for my OS.

What does disk space and organization have to do with other? You can abstract the concept of disk space.

You probably do not play 512GB of games within a month though. You can manually "cache" the games to the SSD as needed.
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the other thing i was thinking about is those OCZ revodrives.. a 900gb one can be had for jsut over 300 bucks
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