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Will I benefit from putting OS and Apps on separate SSD?

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March 18, 2014 1:05:30 AM

I have been told to put OS on a SSD. I'll do that since it has major speed benefits.

What about Applications, should this be on a separate SSD on its own? And with another SSD for a scratch disk?

I can , just about pay the extra money but what REAL benefit will I see? With OS and apps on one SSD, will it slow things down?

What if I was to put Apps on to a separate HDD as well as a scratch disk?

Advice please. Thanks in advance!

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March 18, 2014 2:27:43 AM

OS and apps in one SSD would work same. So no need on separate SSD!
You can keep your OS and apps on SSD and media files on regular HDD
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March 18, 2014 2:34:20 AM

i had planned for the following:

OS on SSD (Kingston hyper X 120GB) with photoshop and AE
Apps on HDD (Seagate 500GB)
scratch Disk (Seagate 500GB)
Working files (Samsung Evo 120GB)
Storage (Seagate 1TB)
Backup - with mirroring setup (Seagate 1TB)

workable or excessive without increase in perfomance?
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March 18, 2014 2:37:21 AM

mkhaliq said:
i had planned for the following:

OS on SSD (Kingston hyper X 120GB) with photoshop and AE
Apps on HDD (Seagate 500GB)
scratch Disk (Seagate 500GB)
Working files (Samsung Evo 120GB)
Storage (Seagate 1TB)
Backup - with mirroring setup (Seagate 1TB)

workable or excessive without increase in perfomance?


I'd recommend you put your OS and important apps to one larger SSD like 840EVO 250GB and other your media files on WD Black or Red 2 or 4TB drive
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March 18, 2014 2:41:05 AM

why 250GB instead of 120GB surely the one app and OS will take no more than 50GB leave over 50% free?
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March 18, 2014 2:43:16 AM

mkhaliq said:
why 250GB instead of 120GB surely the one app and OS will take no more than 50GB leave over 50% free?


Because price difference is not too big your 120 will fill really fast so 250 is good you can also install some games!
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March 18, 2014 2:46:55 AM

Thanks for the advice :) 

I'm not really a gamer, more of a designer, i just love the feeling of designing something and it gets published - a real kick!
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March 18, 2014 2:49:04 AM

mkhaliq said:
Thanks for the advice :) 

I'm not really a gamer, more of a designer, i just love the feeling of designing something and it gets published - a real kick!


You're welcome :)  and what PC you want to build?
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March 18, 2014 2:59:28 AM

i had planned for the following build:

i7 4770K with H87 MBOB
GTX 770 or 780
RAM: 16GB or maybe 32GB (what people say is overkill today in a year will be average - i'm sure a year ago an 8Gb was overkill or more than suffiecient) does it mater for it to be 1600Mhz or 1800 or 2333 Mhz?

same storage config as mentioned:
OS on SSD (Kingston hyper X 120GB) with photoshop and AE
Apps on HDD (Seagate 500GB)
scratch Disk (Seagate 500GB)
Working files (Samsung Evo 120GB)
Storage (Seagate 1TB)
Backup - with mirroring setup (Seagate 1TB)
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March 18, 2014 3:12:45 AM

No need on 2133 MHz RAM 1600Mhz enough, you won't notice difference and with unlocked "K" processor you need "Z" series chipset!
For 1000 pounds you can build this PC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£236.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£79.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Beast 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£111.96 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£81.69 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£110.72 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£238.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £984.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 10:10 GMT+0000)

Later you can buy second WD Black drive :D 
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March 18, 2014 3:19:58 AM

will i need a scratch drive then?
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March 18, 2014 3:23:26 AM

mkhaliq said:
will i need a scratch drive then?


No, you don't need a scratch disk :D 
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March 18, 2014 10:16:31 PM

mkhaliq said:
will i need a scratch drive then?


No, you don't need a scratch drive.
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