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Hi everyone,

Just picked up a 256GB M4 this week and will be switching over to it soon; need a little help as to what I should do w/ my other drives.
Currently I'm using my 60GB SSD for the OS & some programs, and my Velociraptor for games, programs and page file (also 2TB F4 for storage, that's going to stay regardless).

So what do you guys think would be best:

- boot off the 60gb, keep programs/games etc on the 256?
- boot off the 256, keep the raptor for extra storage / page file?
- boot off the 256, keep the 60gb for caching?
- sell old drives and just use the 256?

There's probably more I'm not even considering here lol, but hey that's why you all are here right? wink.giftongue.gif

Thanks,
CV
Edited by candy_van - 5/9/12 at 12:13pm
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i like the idea of putting the OS/programs on the 256GB SSD
Games/ your page file on the velociraptor
and the 60GB SSD for caching with the F4 or sell the 60Gb for about $45 - $50ish smile.gif
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See with the 256GB SSD I'll have enough room for programs and games though (I don't install all my games on steam usually, just ones I'm playing).
I know the SSD doesn't improve game performance, just load-times, but 256gb is overkill for me for just the OS and programs only.

I'm thinking of all my options keeping the 60GB (OS) + 256 for programs and games OR 256 (OS, programs, games) + raptor for page file & misc
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

See with the 256GB SSD I'll have enough room for programs and games though (I don't install all my games on steam usually, just ones I'm playing).
I know the SSD doesn't improve game performance, just load-times, but 256gb is overkill for me for just the OS and programs only.
I'm thinking of all my options keeping the 60GB (OS) +


256 (OS, programs, games) + raptor for page file & misc. Then sale the other or put it in a laptop and use it for the os and the older laptop drive for games and storage. The 256GB ssd will floor the old 60GB drive, so use it for the os. Thanks
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256 (OS, programs, games) + raptor for page file & misc. Then sale the other or put it in a laptop and use it for the os and the older laptop drive for games and storage.
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256 (OS, programs, games) + raptor for page file & misc

ok i have to say then that this sounds like the way to go... the old 60GB SSD if you cant use it in a laptop maybe sell it as i dont think or cant find any info that your boards chipset supports SSD caching... smile.gif

[edit] nope your chipset doesnt support caching
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm
Edited by stubass - 5/9/12 at 2:16pm
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post #6 of 6
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Lol yea, I started stretchin' for ideas there tongue.gif
Looks like I'll keep the raptor for page file + whatever; wish I had a netbook or something for the other ssd, but I might just sell it then, we'll see.

Thanks for your input guys
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