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Quick question: 2x SSD 1 HDD. configuration/setup

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August 1, 2013 10:00:44 AM

I currently have a 64gb ssd for boot and a 1tb hdd for storage.

Ill be adding a 120gb or larger ssd for games later.

Is there any thing special I need to do as far as setup/config/optimization for 3 drives?
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August 1, 2013 10:24:31 AM

If you aren't re-installing Windows or anything, you should just be able to have the 120GB SSD as another drive. If you already have it configured with the 64GB SSD as C: and the 1TB as D: it would be best to just add the 120GB as E: and just install/move your preferred games there.
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August 1, 2013 10:29:56 AM

Oh, it's that simple? Pretty much plug and play, nothing else I need to worry about?

I started browsing forums and seeing all this RAID, CACHE drives, SRT utilization, etc. There isn't a specific way to set this up for "optimum" performance?
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a c 298 G Storage
August 1, 2013 10:32:34 AM

SSD will not help in game performance. Surely the game will load fast(MAPS) than a HDD, but will not help any performance issue during gaming.

Just make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI on BIOS.
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August 1, 2013 10:48:19 AM

lonewolf7 said:
SSD will not help in game performance. Surely the game will load fast(MAPS) than a HDD, but will not help any performance issue during gaming.


Right, ya I understand it wont give me in game performance, but on a dedicated gaming rig I would enjoy the fast load times for EVERY game lol.

SATA BIOS = AHCI. Got it, thanks.

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a c 298 G Storage
August 1, 2013 11:01:42 AM

Cheers, happy gaming.
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a c 353 G Storage
August 1, 2013 11:03:13 AM

Yes, It's that simple. Plop it in jasas any other HDD, go to disk manager:
.. Initialize it - Partion it and formate it.
.. Then start using it

Please NOTE, I do Not recommend a 64 Gig SSD as a OS + Program drive - Yes it will work.
64 Gig SSD = 60 Gigs formated - 20 % UNUSED = 48 gigs Usable space.
On the 20% This is to allow Wear leveling, Garbage Collector (GC), and TRIM to work their magic (PS Recommended free space use to be 10%, was found that this really was not enough).
HOWEVER, This is what I would do:
Win 7
1) go to control panel -> backup and on left side click on create an image of system drive. Windows should select your HDD (root directory) - good place.
When done windows will prompt you to create a"Repair disk", don't have to if you have a windows 7 Install Disk.
2) When Done, disconnect SSD and connect new SSD.
3) Boot to either the Repair disk or Windows Install Disk. Select repair, then rstore using an image file.
.. Windows will search for the image, find it on the HDD and ask if that is correct.
4) 15 Minutes later, it will be done!! Reboot to the New SSD - EVERYTHING will be as it was.
NOTE: One aditionl step, since this is a exact image of Old SSD you will see your New SSD partitioned. NO PROBLEM:
.. Just go to disk management (right click my computer and select manage, then disk management.
---- Rt Click the SSD and Expand to FULL size
*** Walla-bang-thank you Ma* - Done, well almost
.. Power down re-connect Old SSD, (make sure BIOS is set to New SSD) Power up and reformate OLD SSD and use this as your 2nd SSD.
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August 1, 2013 11:59:46 AM

Thanks chief!
Lone wolf and eximo too.
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a c 353 G Storage
August 1, 2013 12:32:02 PM

ENjoy!!
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