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Looking to do a 4 ssd setup in my PC-Q30A lian li case

OS- SSD 1 840 EVO Series 500GB
Personal Storage- SSD 2 840 EVO Series 500GB
Games - SSD 3 840 EVO Series 250GB
Flight Simulator- 840 EVO Series 250GB



Will this setup work. Will there be any foreseeable problems?

yes I have the money to waste and also I am ocd with separating my games and flight simulator


( The reason all ssd is because the PC-Q30 is a itx case that supports 4x 2.5" drives only
Edited by JMatzelle303 - 12/26/13 at 6:06pm
post #2 of 10
You may not have enough SATA III ports for all of those. If you didn't buy the drives yet I'd recommend 1 or 2 drives and partitioning them. Samsung makes a 1 TB evo, you could use that for everything except the OS and then the 500 GB for the OS.

Edit: On intel you need haswell to get more than 2 native 6 Gb/s ports.
Edited by MME1122 - 12/26/13 at 6:12pm
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You'll have no problems with an all SSD storage system, I use that now on several PCs. You aren't required to use a SATA III SSD on a SATA III connection on a mother board, they will work fine on a SATA II port. You won't get the ~500MB/s read and write speeds of large files (128K and greater) on a SATA II port, but that is normally not a problem for PC users.

What I call "fear of SSDs" is not uncommon, but completely unnecessary. Treat them as any mass storage device, with the few caveats unique to SSDs, not running a HDD defragment on them, using them on a TRIM capable OS, using AHCI mode (a given for ANY drive) and IMO that's it.
post #4 of 10
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The thing I do I have to worry about the OS drive getting full fast since its a ssd that collects trash
post #5 of 10
You would need to worry about that whether it was an ssd or not for your os drive. Sata ll won't matter as opposed to sata lll for any storage drive.
post #6 of 10
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well its haswell so its all sata 3. But I just like having separate SSD for each thing to make my life easier.

How can I stop build up of garbage on my 1 ssd.

In my user folders its just usualy game profiles nothing else
post #7 of 10
If you know you'll want THAT much storage and that much speed, why not go for the 1T models? You'll save even more overall.

As far as getting rid of your garbage, use folders on your desktop for game apps.

Create a new folder for your own personal documents.
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I rarely ever have stuff in the personal folder like right now I only got app data with 8gb over 1 year just want to make sure I am good with everything
post #9 of 10
I'd just get a 500GB and a 1TB instead.
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Thanks its just weird having only 2.5" bays here and like im ocd with making sure things are separate
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