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Hello,

I am currently looking into buying an SSD to enjoy the faster speeds that it offers. Currently I have 2 WD Caviar Black 640GB (Older models) setup in RAID0 and I am only using about 100GB total of that.

My question is what is the fastest route for storage options while gaming?
    
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I have a 120GB Vertex SSD as my dedicated game drive and it's definitely quicker than any hdd's. In fact, sometimes the game loads so fast that I cannot finish reading the tips displayed during load screens.
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Any SSD with Sandforce controller. Can recomend OCZ vertex 2 120Gb. I have one in my AMD rig and its a hell of a lot faster than my WD Caviar Blacks in Raid 0.

or if you really want top performance then OCZ Revo X2. Is essentially 4 SSD controllers raided on a PCIe 4x Card.
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an ocz vertex 2 ssd, or if you want to go cheaper then an ssd, I would go with a WD velociraptor 600GB.
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Oops sorry for the double post.


Any SSD with Sandforce controller. Can recomend OCZ vertex 2 120Gb. I have one in my AMD rig and its a hell of a lot faster than my WD Caviar Blacks in Raid 0.

or if you really want top performance then OCZ Revo X2. Is essentially 4 SSD controllers raided on a PCIe 4x Card.
post #6 of 30
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I was thinking of getting the C300 128GB model.

However, I intend to use it for gaming so my question is would this be large enough to handle all my games? I don't want to have it running at full capacity.

Another question would be whats the fastest storage options to pair with an SSD and how should I be using the SSD? Just as a boot drive or for everything?
    
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Any Crucial C300- or Sandforce SF-1200-controlled drive. Intel also has some good SSD's in their G2 revisions.
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Just to let you know... I originally bought my g.skill phoenix pro 120gb ssd for os and games, but let me tell you, there is very little to no difference when actually gaming. And most games are meant to be on slower drives, that's what loading screen tips are for. I moved all of my games from my ssd to my caviar black and I don't notice any difference in gaming.

Case in point, buy an ssd for your os and applications, but for games, save your money and keep them on your caviar blacks.
     
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Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post
Any Crucial C300- or Sandforce SF-1200-controlled drive. Intel also has some good SSD's in their G2 revisions.
The C300 128gb is on top of my list at the moment. I am just very worried that it won't be large enough to handle all of my games/files. That is why I was wondering what is the fastest storage solution to pair the SSD with.

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Case in point, buy an ssd for your os and applications, but for games, save your money and keep them on your caviar blacks.
Dumb question... I am very satisfied with my Caviar Blacks that I have now but I am a bit worried since I bought them a long time ago that they are fairly outdated. Are there new revisions of the Caviar Blacks that would be faster than older models?
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if you want it for steam games then use the steam mover program
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