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  • Hard Drives
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May 16, 2013 12:13:45 AM

Hi im a little confused in this part of the Raid stuff but ill explain:
I have
1 SSD of 254GB
4 SSD of 64GB
2 HDD of 4TB

Im planing to do Raid10 (1+0) with the SDD and Raid 5 with the HDD and leave the SSD 254GB alone but one question i have, for most of you it will be a stupid question but for me is a big one:
Where i install the OS?

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May 16, 2013 12:28:38 AM

i would use the single 256GB one as it'll be simple, fast (as raid don't really help more than maybe 10-20% on SSD speed) and you'll have enough room for all programs and games...

The 4X64GB Raid partition would do fine but with RAID, sometimes bad things happen and you'll possibly have more issues with that setup (many array rebuild or corrupted data if power is loss, etc...)

I would use the 4 64GB Raid 10 array for FRAPS or any intensive application (recording video, editing video will be faster on this setup...)
i would also make my page file on that partition

The 2 4TB drive should be used as a storage device (music, videos, pictures and anything else that doesn't require a lot of power)

EDIT: Single SSD vs 2 in Raid http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,...
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May 16, 2013 12:29:45 AM

256ssd should be your boot drive.
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May 16, 2013 12:36:58 AM

spawnkiller said:
i would use the single 256GB one as it'll be simple, fast (as raid don't really help more than maybe 10-20% on SSD speed) and you'll have enough room for all programs and games...

The 4X64GB Raid partition would do fine but with RAID, sometimes bad things happen and you'll possibly have more issues with that setup (many array rebuild or corrupted data if power is loss, etc...)

I would use the 4 64GB Raid 10 array for FRAPS or any intensive application (recording video, editing video will be faster on this setup...)
i would also make my page file on that partition

The 2 4TB drive should be used as a storage device (music, videos, pictures and anything else that doesn't require a lot of power)

EDIT: Single SSD vs 2 in Raid http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,...


Thanks for the reply so let me get this correct:

254SSD for OS and program files right?
4x64SSD RAID10(1+0) for heavy programs (Photoshop etc....)
2x4TB HDD (do i install them in RAID5 or no?) for videos photos music games etc.....
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May 16, 2013 3:32:52 PM

SmokingBanana said:
spawnkiller said:
i would use the single 256GB one as it'll be simple, fast (as raid don't really help more than maybe 10-20% on SSD speed) and you'll have enough room for all programs and games...

The 4X64GB Raid partition would do fine but with RAID, sometimes bad things happen and you'll possibly have more issues with that setup (many array rebuild or corrupted data if power is loss, etc...)

I would use the 4 64GB Raid 10 array for FRAPS or any intensive application (recording video, editing video will be faster on this setup...)
i would also make my page file on that partition

The 2 4TB drive should be used as a storage device (music, videos, pictures and anything else that doesn't require a lot of power)

EDIT: Single SSD vs 2 in Raid http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,...


Thanks for the reply so let me get this correct:

254SSD for OS and program files right?
4x64SSD RAID10(1+0) for heavy programs (Photoshop etc....)
2x4TB HDD (do i install them in RAID5 or no?) for videos photos music games etc.....


That's exact, i would raid the drive as 4TB is already enough for almost anyone and that will ensure data protection...
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