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I have decided to build a new unit for gaming. Where as my unit now in my eyes is absolutely amazing for gaming, I wanted the new unit for my fiances house when I stay there. So now I've come to a cross roads, I wanted to run the same 6tb I'm running now, however I want to add maybe a 500g ssd for os/game instalation. My question is should I run that set up or should I go with a few 1tb (I think that's where its at) ssd's. If so, is there any brand that work particularly well for what I'm trying to do? mind you I deal with ssd's all day and I see more westerns then anything so I would want to stay away from them
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500GB ssd and 6TB HDDs... unless you plan on doing some crazy random IOs on the HDDs, they're plenty fast (most HDDs can get ~100MBps+ sequential R/W speeds so that's plenty fast for media)

Think about it like this:

500GB SSD + 6TB HDD = $400 + 6*$80 = $880

6TB SSDs = 12 * $400 = $4800

give take a few hundred...

you may be made of money, but $4000 is a lot of cash to anyone that has any qualms between 6TB HDD and 6TB SSD
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There are no affordable 1TB SSD's at this point, 512GB are probably around the best price, any bigger and it gets ridiculous.

However there really isn't any need to store your games on the SSD with the the OS, infact I would avoid it.

Just get a 120GB SSD for the OS
a 2TB HDD for games

and you didn't say what the 6TB was currently storing but it doesnt sound like its in a RAID
so perhaps get a cheap NAS that will do RAID 5 and get that data on there.

EDIT: sorry just looked at your sig "HARD DRIVE 6TB RAID 0 (2 X 3TB Hard Drives)"
Thats very unsafe, get another 3TB drive and a NAS, create a raid 5 and move your data off your rig

Also you can crerate rig's for your forum signature in the my profile area.
Edited by L D4WG - 11/16/12 at 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

There are no affordable 1TB SSD's at this point, 512GB are probably around the best price, any bigger and it gets ridiculous.
However there really isn't any need to store your games on the SSD with the the OS, infact I would avoid it.
Just get a 120GB SSD for the OS
a 2TB HDD for games
and you didn't say what the 6TB was currently storing but it doesnt sound like its in a RAID
so perhaps get a cheap NAS that will do RAID 5 and get that data on there.
EDIT: sorry just looked at your sig "HARD DRIVE 6TB RAID 0 (2 X 3TB Hard Drives)"
Thats very unsafe, get another 3TB drive and a NAS, create a raid 5 and move your data off your rig
Also you can crerate rig's for your forum signature in the my profile area.

Uhh why would you recommend not putting your games on the SSD?

The point of using a SSD is having quicker load times... and I'm pretty sure that'd make a difference for most games. At least it did for me... 150MBps sequential reads vs 500MBps sequential reads, not to mention the various random IOs you'll have to do as you load maps, etc.
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