Originally Posted by kofman13
agree regarding if its boot drive, i have an 850 pro as boot drive. but now im thinking extreme performance doesnt matter if its just for storing games since someone else here made a good point that you load less than you play. unlike boot drive where the OS is running on it and things are loading constantly, thats where you probably need a really awesome drive
So for a few years I had Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives and after a move they were both damaged and failed on me. I decided to minimize a mechanical failure in my system by moving over to SSDs...
I started with 1... then got a second... put them in R0 and was pleased with the performance but was limited in capacity - I stuck with 256GB drives because the price point was comfortable. I picked up two more in a sale at Newegg and got them both for what I originally paid for the first. I have all 4 in R0 now and my system is plenty fast with enough storage for me, for my games. I have maybe 2 dozen games installed and still have about 450GB available. Adding drives to the existing array was completely painless and done in Windows using IRST. Took about 30 minutes for all existing data to be re-written and the blocks to get rearranged. Simple reboot and done!
I admit I may
have gone overkill on having 4
850 Pro in raid 0 but you know what? I love it!