Originally Posted by RabidSnail
I often work on files 1GB and larger, with programs the use an autosave feature ever 10 minutes or so... So when I say working files, I am refering to all the files that would be associated with a single project. Once the project is complete, I would move it over to my HDD for long term storage. I currently am only using a HDD for these files, which causes these programs that I am working with to freeze for upwards of 30 seconds while the write to the Drive. I dont think I need the entire 120GB for this working Drive, but It would be better to have too much room than too little.
As far as the sizing for a OS or Programs files, Is there really much of a benefit to having one drive or two? I only have room for two SSDs in my Case, which is why i chose the Working files and the OS/ Programs. I currently have a 256GB SSD, and it is nearly full with the programs that I use. Which is why I am getting a 500GB SSD for this new build because I doubt I am going to regress on the quantity of programs I use. Especially if I start throwing a few Games on there.
The larger drives tend to have better performance due to the number of NAND chips. However, most users won't saturate one drive anyways (you might though).
256GB of program files.... and you don't even have games installed!??!!?!
Just a note... that means you will be writing 6GB of data every hour? So you may end up writing something like 40GB+ daily to the drive? That's quite a lot and more than double typical consumer usage. In that case, you might want a 840 Pro for your files since it does have MLC NAND rather than TLC.