Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

2 SSD's; One for the OS, Other for Games, Programs, etc

Tags:
  • SSD
  • Storage
  • Games
  • Samsung
Last response: in Storage
Share
March 15, 2014 2:28:22 PM

What are your thoughts on this? I want to get a 128gb Samsung Pro to boot off of with my OS, and a 512gb Samsung Pro to store all my applications, games, etc on. Is this ideal?

More about : ssd games programs

a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 2:32:31 PM

Dont really see the point in doing that could just use 512 for both or get 1 1tb.
m
0
l
March 15, 2014 2:35:12 PM

esco_sid said:
Dont really see the point in doing that could just use 512 for both or get 1 1tb.


If my boot SSD fails, atleast it won't have all of my files stored on it.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 2:37:46 PM

I think it's better to get a backup NAS or an external HDD if that's your worry. That's what people use HDD for nowadays anyway, SSD for boot and HDD for mass storage/backup.
m
0
l
March 15, 2014 2:40:00 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
I think it's better to get a backup NAS or an external HDD if that's your worry. That's what people use HDD for nowadays anyway, SSD for boot and HDD for mass storage/backup.


Yeah bit I won't be so worried about my OS crashing, it's more about my files. If I get a HDD with all my files on it, that has a far better chance of crashing than my SSD.
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 954 G Storage
a c 81 Ô Samsung
March 15, 2014 2:40:04 PM

You can do it. It's not 'ideal' either way.

I have 2 SSDs. Both 128GB. One for the OS and applications, and the other for working docs and a couple of games.
Aside from games, you can actually put quite a lot of applications on those.

Having the OS and applications on its own drive does have the benefit that if you have to reinstall, all your other stuff is safe and untouched.
Share
March 15, 2014 2:43:58 PM

USAFRet said:
You can do it. It's not 'ideal' either way.

I have 2 SSDs. Both 128GB. One for the OS and applications, and the other for working docs and a couple of games.
Aside from games, you can actually put quite a lot of applications on those.

Having the OS and applications on its own drive does have the benefit that if you have to reinstall, all your other stuff is safe and untouched.


So how about this

128GB SSD - OS, applications

512GB (or any other GB) SSD- Personal files, games, psd's, etc.

What you are mainly trying to say is that for the 128, I should keep my Os and apps, while basically everything else stay on another drive.

m
0
l
a c 954 G Storage
a c 81 Ô Samsung
March 15, 2014 2:55:02 PM

iAndropple said:
USAFRet said:
You can do it. It's not 'ideal' either way.

I have 2 SSDs. Both 128GB. One for the OS and applications, and the other for working docs and a couple of games.
Aside from games, you can actually put quite a lot of applications on those.

Having the OS and applications on its own drive does have the benefit that if you have to reinstall, all your other stuff is safe and untouched.


So how about this

128GB SSD - OS, applications

512GB (or any other GB) SSD- Personal files, games, psd's, etc.

What you are mainly trying to say is that for the 128, I should keep my Os and apps, while basically everything else stay on another drive.



Yes. In your case, and if I were doing it today, I'd probably go with a 256GB for the OS and applications. Just because.

Or replace the 512GB SSD with any other drive. I also have a 2 and 3TB HDD for 'other stuff'.
For lots of things, SSD speed is wasted $$. A large music library, pictures, video, backups, etc.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 3:22:10 PM

only way it makes sense is if you raid 1 2 ssds to make sure you dont lose your stuff because either drive can fail and you can lose your stuff
m
0
l
a c 954 G Storage
a c 81 Ô Samsung
March 15, 2014 3:24:33 PM

esco_sid said:
only way it makes sense is if you raid 1 2 ssds to make sure you dont lose your stuff because either drive can fail and you can lose your stuff


That makes even less sense.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 3:33:35 PM

I would just use the 512 GB SSD for everything, and have a 1 TB drive as a back up for all the personal files/video/music. The probability for both drives to fail at the same time is really slim. In addition to that, HDD doesn't fail that easily, they can last for years and years. They are just more vulnerable to damages than the SSD, but I hope you weren't planning on throwing them in the air.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 3:36:24 PM

USAFRet said:
esco_sid said:
only way it makes sense is if you raid 1 2 ssds to make sure you dont lose your stuff because either drive can fail and you can lose your stuff


That makes even less sense.


how does raid 1 makes less sense 1 drive fails and you still have all of your stuff left just replace 1 drive ?
m
0
l
a c 954 G Storage
a c 81 Ô Samsung
March 15, 2014 3:44:35 PM

esco_sid said:
USAFRet said:
esco_sid said:
only way it makes sense is if you raid 1 2 ssds to make sure you dont lose your stuff because either drive can fail and you can lose your stuff


That makes even less sense.


how does raid 1 makes less sense 1 drive fails and you still have all of your stuff left just replace 1 drive ?


Given the OP's proposed drives....a 128GB and 512GB....that does not RAID well. You are left with a 128GB 'drive'.
And with a RAID, any RAID level, you still need an actual backup of your critical data.

The OS and applications are easily recreated. Your personal data is not. And as such should live in multiple places. Presuming you have another copy of 'your stuff', why bother with wasting drive space on a RAID 1?

If I were running a webstore, where downtime = lost sales, sure.
But if my personal PC is down for a day while I rebuild, no worries.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
March 15, 2014 3:49:55 PM

USAFRet said:
esco_sid said:
USAFRet said:
esco_sid said:
only way it makes sense is if you raid 1 2 ssds to make sure you dont lose your stuff because either drive can fail and you can lose your stuff


That makes even less sense.


how does raid 1 makes less sense 1 drive fails and you still have all of your stuff left just replace 1 drive ?


Given the OP's proposed drives....a 128GB and 512GB....that does not RAID well. You are left with a 128GB 'drive'.
And with a RAID, any RAID level, you still need an actual backup of your critical data.

The OS and applications are easily recreated. Your personal data is not. And as such should live in multiple places. Presuming you have another copy of 'your stuff', why bother with wasting drive space on a RAID 1?

If I were running a webstore, where downtime = lost sales, sure.
But if my personal PC is down for a day while I rebuild, no worries.


I was not talking about raiding 2 different sizes just trying to come up with an ideal solution for him it would obviously be 2 drives of the same size like 512gb and personal data should be stored on a separate folder even if os fails the folder will always stay there.

m
0
l
!