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Originally Posted by Kipsta77 View Post

I am quite fed up with hdd noises to be frank. My pc is very quiet, resulting in the hdd being audible. And with the lowering prices of SSD's these days I thought of just going all ssd!
You could try to look into silencing your HDD. If you didn't already fix vibrations of the HDD being amplified by your case, you should look into that. Something with thick rubber bands for a 5.25 inch drive bay works best to decouple the HDD and isn't very pricey.

If your HDD vibrations are already decoupled from the case, look at an enclosure for the HDD. Google "grow up japan smart drive" or "gup japan smart drive". There's something similar from Scythe I think. Those HDD enclosures are for muffling the whistling noise of the platters spinning, and the clatter of accessing the disk. The box goes into the 5.25 inch drive bay.

There's also a ghetto solution for a HDD enclosure: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article67-page1.html

That one will probably slowly cook the HDD, but this won't be a problem if you have enough hate for the HDD because of its noise.
post #12 of 20
Apparently you can partition off part of you ssd boot drive to cache the mechanical one. You might want to try this, I ran a dedicated cache drive for a couple of months and it was about 50% of ssd performance. It probably wouldn't be hard to have a cache size large enough for the game you're playing as your playing it. If that makes sense.

Have you tried or does you case offer any sort of noise or vibration isolation?

Instead of forking out for another premium ssd, you could just add another 250gb one for games etc. A couple of the ssds i checked prices on seem to be a bit more than double the price for 500gb versions. Unless you already have an idea of where to put your current ssd.
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If it's only 4 games at a time then a 256Gb drive should be more then enough...
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Some SSDs seem to hold out better, but those are the pricey ones for servers.

Some cars protect you better when you have an accident but they're more expensive.

(analogy)
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Ive been looking into the Samsung 840 Pro 512gb. Anyone else have any recomendations? Also, what do you think of the whole idea? Anyone else here have no HDD's?

Not completely (got a file server with 9 HDDs) but all my desktop builds are SSD only. Almost any SSD will work. Check out Sean's list of recommended SSDs.
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two crucial m500 960gb drives in raid 0 biggrin.gif

You sir are living the dream! If they were just a LITTLE cheaper i'd go for it. The m500 960gb are to die for!

OT: Your SSD guide helped me so much!! Thank you! thumb.gif
post #17 of 20
Go all SSD. I have a 250gb 840 ssd as only storage and I do just fine, I have a couple of games installed, some movies and music and have 100 gig left. I just love the speed, silence and smallness of this thing.
post #18 of 20
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You sir are living the dream! If they were just a LITTLE cheaper i'd go for it. The m500 960gb are to die for!

I just received an email notification that my M500s have shipped. Should be here sometime next week. thumb.gif Alas, no RAID-0 for me. These drives will go into 2 laptops to replace the 750GB HDDs installed. rolleyes.gif
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I would go all SSD if I have more spare cash. Its not the noise that bothers me but the spin up time when the hdd has been idle. And of course the read and write speed spoils you. tongue.gif
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I would go all SSD if I have more spare cash. Its not the noise that bothers me but the spin up time when the hdd has been idle. And of course the read and write speed spoils you. tongue.gif

Yeah, that's annoying, too.

I don't think I'll ever go all SSD unless SSDs somehow become the new HDD and some form of RAM disk has replaced SSDs as high performance permanent storage. That or if I win the lottery. tongue.gif

However, I do have a dedicated file server and a side benefit of that is I can go SSD-only on client PCs. Originally, I was using Intel X25-V 40GB for desktop builds, then moved to Intel X25-M G2 120GB/Crucial m4 128GB/Samsung 830 128GB, then Intel 330 240GB/SanDisk Extreme 240GB/Samsung 830 256GB and more recently the Samsung 840 500GB.
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