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I just found out that call of duty ghosts requires 40gb's of hard drive space is that a lot of space ? I only have a single 256gb ssd if I want to add another 256gb ssd to do raid 0 do I have to reformat my ssd ?
    
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It IS a lot of space. curious to see if, and or why, it'd take that much space though.

You're better putting games on a more economical mechanical drive then dedicating 20 to 30gb of your ssd to accelerating that mechanical drive using intel SRT; if you have an Intel processor
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I have a m-sata port on my motherboard that I can fit a micro ssd on my gigabyte z68xp ud3 that is made for intel smart response but as of now all I have is a crucial m4 256gb ssd but I an willing to spend up to $300 to add more space if it is not to difficult of a task for me to do . if I was to add another crucial m4 256gb ssd to do raid 0 will I have to reformat my current ssd ? also does windows 7 support trim for ssd's in rade yet ?
    
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Yes you would. You'd also be better having a single larger ssd than two little ones in raid 0

if you want raid0 that's fine, judt afaik you'll have to reinstall w7
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Yes you would. You'd also be better having a single larger ssd than two little ones in raid 0

if you want raid0 that's fine, judt afaik you'll have to reinstall w7
how about windows 7 does it support trim yet for x2 ssd's in raid or will I have to manually dump files once in a while ? and also I hear what you are saying about one larger ssd being better then two small ones in raid but say if I where to get say a 512gb ssd what could I do with my 256gb ssd
    
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how about windows 7 does it support trim yet for x2 ssd's in raid or will I have to manually dump files once in a while ? and also I hear what you are saying about one larger ssd being better then two small ones in raid but say if I where to get say a 512gb ssd what could I do with my 256gb ssd

Use the faster SSD as your OS drive and keep the extra SSD just as a dedicated game SSD.

40gigs is pretty big. Wouldn't have thought CoD would need that much.

I stayed away from Raid due to some issues with W7 and Trim but not sure if its fixed yet or not.

I would go with 2 separate SSD's unless you have a real reason to go Raid.

Also you'll probably have to reformat to set up Raid.

Good luck and have fun OP!
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