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post #11 of 15
SSD for just storage is a waste unless you want full silence (but you already have a HDD), or of you have no room for another HDD. I would just grab a single platter HDD instead of a SSD myself.

If you insist on a SSD then just get the cheapest reliable drive on sale imo.
post #12 of 15
I have had no spinners in my system for over a year now and could never go back. Transferring files to and from the storage drive (M4) happens so fast you can rarely get the details box open to see the transfer speed.smile.gif
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Would it not help transfering files to and from the OS SSD to the sotrage one? I dont want to wait long to transfer a 100gb file.
    
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post #14 of 15
Sequential speeds on hard drives are usually pretty good, in excess of 150MBs for a decent model. If you can hold out for the 1TB Platter Caviar Blacks, there will likely be a good boost in sequential speeds.

If transferring files that large is the primary concern, I would say that having a decent SSD (Samsung 830, Intel 520) in the 240-256GB size range as the primary drive coupled with 2 or more decent spinners in RAID0 will give you >300MBs sequential transfer speeds. The WD RE4 drives areeespecially good drives, and a pair of those or Blacks (or whatever) short-stroked to half capacity would give you 1-2TB storage with very high speed capabilities.
   
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Would it not help transfering files to and from the OS SSD to the sotrage one? I dont want to wait long to transfer a 100gb file.

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