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So i just picked up a Samsung 840 pro 128gb. I currently have 2 Crucial m4 64gb non-raid and a WD 640gb black tri platter. This is a gaming pc and speed is all that matters to me personally. Should I just use the Samsung as my bootdrive+main game drive and the two crucials for backup game drives and the WD for storage. or possibly raid the two Crucials? Give me your opinions on what YOU would do if you had these 4 drives in your pc. PC specs are in sig minus the Samsung as its still in the order process.thumb.gif
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So i just picked up a Samsung 840 pro 128gb. I currently have 2 Crucial m4 64gb non-raid and a WD 640gb black tri platter. This is a gaming pc and speed is all that matters to me personally. Should I just use the Samsung as my bootdrive+main game drive and the two crucials for backup game drives and the WD for storage. or possibly raid the two Crucials? Give me your opinions on what YOU would do if you had these 4 drives in your pc. PC specs are in sig minus the Samsung as its still in the order process.thumb.gif
Use the samsung as the main drive, raid the crucials together for your most played games, and use the western digital for less played games.

The alternative, although im not sure if this is possible, is to use both of the crucials as cache drives, either individually or together in raid.
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If you have an Intel cpu, accelerate your Western Digital using a crucial drive and SRT.

Otherwise just raid0 them. You won't see a performance boost really; but it's so much easier than dealing with two separatesmall 64gb drives
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Two options i was thinking about thanks for the input. Still not 100% sure as to how SSD raid and caching work and what my best option is. Thanks for the input.
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Option one:
Samsung in SATA 3Gb/s port for OS
RAID 0 the two M4 drives on the 6Gb/s ports for games
WD for storage for storage


Option two: Sell one of the M4s and use one to cache the Storage drive.
Samsung in SATA 6Gb/s port for OS
M4 on the 6Gb/s ports for cache
WD for storage/cached with M4
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