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.
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.
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?
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.
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: