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I'm thinking of going to pick up a SSD and was wondering what would be better, picking up 1 bigger drive or getting 2 smaller drive and raiding them in raid 0? What would be a decent size for OS, programs and a few games?

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1 larger drive is better than 2 smaller drives.

2 drives in RAID 0 will have faster I/O speeds but it's nothing you will really notice in day to day use.

Plus, if you're not too familiar with raids then I'd just stick with a single.
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1 larger drive is better than 2 smaller drives.

2 drives in RAID 0 will have faster I/O speeds but it's nothing you will really notice in day to day use.

Plus, if you're not too familiar with raids then I'd just stick with a single.
Thanks, whats a good size drive? I was thinking of this one
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Thanks, whats a good size drive? I was thinking of this one
Personally, with current SSD prices, I'd go with at least 120GB. While OS and programs can comfortably fit inside 60GB, games can start adding up really quickly. Another thing, you usually don't want to format an SSD to capacity. Ideally, you'd leave around 20% spare area to minimize performance deterioration. Following those guidelines, a 60GB SSD (64GiB NAND) would give you 50GiB actual storage while 120GB (128GiB NAND) would give you 100GiB.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 3/7/11 at 12:24pm
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Stick with something over 100GB (C300 128GB versions are fairly cheap now).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348

Or the corsair which is a little cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233107


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Personally, with current SSD prices, I'd go with at least 120GB. While OS and programs can comfortably fit inside 60GB, games can start adding up really quickly. Another thing, you usually don't want to format an SSD to capacity. Ideally, you'd leave around 20% spare area to minimize performance deterioration. Following those guidelines, a 60GB SSD (64GiB NAND) would give you 50GiB actual storage while 120GB (128GiB NAND) would give you 100GiB.
You do not need to section off 20%, that's a ridiculously large percentage just for deterioration.

5GB should be more than enough on a 100-128GB drive, 2-3GB on anything smaller.
Edited by Dark - 3/7/11 at 3:01pm
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