Originally Posted by ghostrider85
You will see a little to no benefit putting games on SSD. i did that before, i even did RAID 0 ssds, speed increase compared to HDD is almost unnoticeable, not worth it.
But if you insist, it's always better to have a separate OS and programs drive, then another drive for games and everything else.
Corsair ssds are overpriced imo, and it's not even that good. Go get a samsung 840 pro or mydigitalssd bp4
I can't get "mydigitalssd" from my local supplier and the Samsung 840 Pro us actually slightly more expensive for me than the Corsair ForceGS.
I do appreciate the speed up in loading times, so I'm gonna stick to the idea of getting an SSD.
In my further research I've come across the Samsung 840 (non-Pro) 500GB TLC SSD. It doesn't have the greatest Write speeds, but Read speeds seem to be doing pretty well, which I'm assuming is the most important for loading times.
Are there any reasons to not go for the Samsung 840 500GB over the Corsair ForceGS 240GB for a dedicated gaming SSD?
Originally Posted by TDM75
I was thinking of nearly the exact same setup as TheV. I also have a 1TB Western Digital Blue HD (WD-HD) that I intend to use for songs, podcasts, piles of work documents, and decades worth of photos (mine and my wife). I was contemplating picking up only a 64 Gb SSD, but the price difference between 64 and 128 Gb was so insignificant that I couldn't justify not doubling my boot drive storage... who knows what Windows 9 will look like, right?!
At any one time I'm playing (switching between) maybe 3-4 games with friends; 2-3 are typically graphics intensive. My thought was that I could use the 128 SSD only for my OS, drivers, and possibly a FEW other programs typically installed with the OS (IE, Skype, etc.)... then, set aside the 2nd 240 Gb SSD for the game software (and also non-gaming frequently used programs like Microsoft Office, iTunes, Norton, etc.). By having a 2nd SSD I am really only writing and deleting a game every week or two (cycling through 4 games, I drop a game and pick a new one up about that often). Otherwise, with only a 128 Gb SSD, I'd be deleting and writing my 3rd and 4th games to the SSD much more regularly... or would be forced to play them off the WD-HD.
Am I right in thinking that I don't want to be writing to and deleting from the SSD frequently? (If I want to maximize longevity of this expensive component.)
In some of the SSD reviews I've read a common phrase seems to recur. Something along the lines of "If you are writing 10-15GB a day to the drive you should be fine"
Indeed, having a larger drive space available might lead to less writing if you tend to put games on, take them off to make space for others, but old ones back on.
How much of a difference this makes at the end of the day, probably depends greatly on the drive itself (or at least type of drive: SLC, MLC or TLC)
I'll probably gives this setup a try in the next couple of days and I will report back with any positive or negatives experiences here.
Obviously long term endurance issues will not be something I'll be reporting on anytime soon