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Single or double SSDs?

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Looking to get either one or two SSDs for my gaming build. The machine will be for games only. I know I'll never have more than two or three games on there at the most. My question is would it be better to have a smaller SSD (120GB) for the OS (Windows 8.x) and a larger one (240GB) for the games or is it better to just get a single, larger (500GB) SSD for everything? I'm completely new to SSDs and know next to nothing about them.

Thanks for any input.
post #2 of 30
I like having single SSD cause honestly why do you need more seq transfer rate
post #3 of 30
I would suggest a single SSD, easier to deal with and cheaper
post #4 of 30
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That's one vote for a single SSD. Anyone else?

Thanks Cravin for the reply. I appreciate it.



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I like having single SSD cause honestly why do you need more seq transfer rate
post #5 of 30
instead of getting a single 500GB SSD, you could get two 240GB drives and put them in raid for even faster performance.
I recommend Intel (for dependability) and Samsung 'pro' (for performance) ssds.

If you can get 2x240GB drives for the same (or cheaper) than a single 500GB then why not?
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Two votes for single. It's a landslide! Thanks

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I would suggest a single SSD, easier to deal with and cheaper
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I would suggest a single SSD, easier to deal with and cheaper
post #7 of 30
I just put all my programs/os/games on a SSD in single array. About to put a 128 gb Adata SP900 in my 3770k rig for games I play frequently and keep the 250gb evo as my main os/program/game drive
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Get two smaller ones and RAID them.You get their combined size as one drive, and double the speed.
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Now I'm being made to think. Not sure about the RAID thing as I've never had more than one HDD on any of my PCs. In line with loading my OS and then loading game and game content, what kind of "better than" performance am I going to get? Sorry for the noobishness of my questions but this is all new to me.

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instead of getting a single 500GB SSD, you could get two 240GB drives and put them in raid for even faster performance.
I recommend Intel (for dependability) and Samsung 'pro' (for performance) ssds.

If you can get 2x240GB drives for the same (or cheaper) than a single 500GB then why not?
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Now I'm being made to think. Not sure about the RAID thing as I've never had more than one HDD on any of my PCs. In line with loading my OS and then loading game and game content, what kind of "better than" performance am I going to get? Sorry for the noobishness of my questions but this is all new to me.

Maybe drop from 7 sec load times to 5... Mostly stuff that you'll see on benchmarks for SSD's and loading massive scenes in games like Skyrim, like .2 sec instead of .4 or something like that. I say go for a larger single SSD myself. thumb.gif

Double the drives = double the possible failure rate, and double the hassle when changing out components that involve a failure or change in motherboard. Just makes it difficult. Not that it's not awesomely fast, I've run raid drives in the past, but for me the SSD's are fast enough. Paying for a good quality Samsung PRO or the like is more advantageous than having 2 SSD's in raid.
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