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Okay, so I recently managed to pick up a DDR Extreme cabinet running a 7th mix disc and hardware instead of the extreme. I want to put OpenITG and a large library (Every mix of ddr, and all of ITG/2/3 as well as quite a few keyboard packs) on the machine. This would normally result in a long load time - even on a solid state disk between menus.
To alleviate this I want to copy the contents of the game, its cache directory, and all of the theme and video files to memory (~5gb) and execute from there - leaving the songs and simfiles for them on a Momentus XT (My case of choice is an ISK 300, so I only have laptop drives available to me) this should alleviate memory problems, but result in a longer boot time. What SSD should I get to help with boot time the most, its 5gb on average, but is around 3-4k files total. I can probably split it into multiple copy threads on boot to help speed it up.
Which SSD(s)would be most appropriate for this use?
I'm thinking no more than 32gb should be sufficient (basic linux install with nothing special just X11 and video drivers + the game and its config/cache files) Upon shutdown I would obviously page the files back to disk (so as to not lose scores) This should also help with wear on the SSD (since instead of many files being written to the SSD every time a song was played or a course was completed they would only be updated on shutdown)
    
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Core i7 920 D0 4.2ghz HT (1.3625v) Asus R3E 2xGTX 460 (non SLi, no overclock) 6x2gb G.skill @ 6-8-6-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD-VR 300GBx1, 2xWD 1tb,2x60gb Agility Some crappy combo burner... Arch x64 3xDell U2410f rev A02 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
X-Armor U9BL TT Toughpower 1200w (NTB more efficient) Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 CYO Roccat Kone (R.I.P. A4Tech x7) 
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Steelpad Experience I-1 
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