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March 20, 2013 5:09:30 PM

I bought a 120gb SSD awhile ago (my first SSD) and now I'm starting to run out of space. I have the money to buy a 256 SSD, but I really don't want waste my old one. Should I buy another of my old? Basically I just want to be able to install more games.

Here is the link to my SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also my MoBo only supports SATA II right now, but eventually (when Haswell comes) I'll fix that.
March 20, 2013 5:13:01 PM

I'm not sure I understand... why can't you use your old SSD and the new one? Why would you be wasting your old one?
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March 20, 2013 5:19:08 PM

Yea just use 2 ssd's... Unless you ran out of sata ports lol
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March 20, 2013 5:21:45 PM

No I have 9 of those haha. I guess I don't really want fragmentation of parts. Would it be smart another in RAID 0 or just buy a larger capacity drive?
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March 20, 2013 5:35:17 PM

I would just buy a larger capacity ssd. I don't see how stuff will fragment if you install the game on one drive. Also I don't think fragmentation affects ssd performance since there are no moving heads.
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March 20, 2013 5:41:58 PM

I'lll probably do that. I meant fragmentation in terms of having "yet another part" in my computer. Not as in fragmentation in hard drives. Probably shouldn't have used that word in this sense haha. Anyway, I'll probably get a ~256GB SSD then. Any recommendations?
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March 20, 2013 5:46:09 PM

The samsung 840 series is pretty solid.
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March 20, 2013 6:11:57 PM

I´d go for the 840 Pro series, or Crucial m4.
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March 20, 2013 7:48:16 PM

Some time ago, I was using an Intel X25-M 80gb ssd. It ran well, but like you, I started to fill it up, and wanted a larger "C" drive. I bought a second, and ran it in raid-0 to get a single 160gb image. It ran well enough, but I was always uncomfortable with all my eggs in the raid-0 basket. Benchmarks looked good, but I could not tell any difference in performance. If you go raid-0 in anything but a Z77 motherboard with latest drivers, you will lose "trim"

Then, I replaced the two with a 160gb single ssd. I actually thought the performance was better. I ended up selling one of them on e-bay, and I used the other to replace the hard drive in a laptop. It will transform any laptop.

Those were my considerations, and I eventually went to a 240gb SSD and am very pleased.
What you do is up to you.
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March 20, 2013 8:13:57 PM

No need to worry about "fragmentation" as you call it. There is nothing inherently wrong with having two solid state drives in one computer. In addition, the second ssd does not have to be the same brand and model as the original ssd.

I normally recommend Samsung solid state drives. Crucial, Intel, and Plextor are also worth considering.

I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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