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Can't decide SSD and HDD or 2 HDD raid0

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October 11, 2011 11:20:57 AM

Can't decide if to get another samsung f3 1TB and raid0 them or get a 64gb SSD and have my samsung f3 with that I mostly do gaming also will more memory help with gaming I have 4gb at the moment would another 4gb help or another 8gb to make 12gb
October 11, 2011 11:38:24 AM

Are you looking to decrease your boot/application startup time or continuous read/write speed?
RAID 0 is good for when you copy large files (i.e. due to stripping) but won't (significantly) decrease load times (as the head movement is still slow).
SSD has a (figurative) 0ms seek time. So loading applications (which are many small file payloads) is faster.

And 4GB RAM should be fine for current gen games. Although running BF3, my system uses 4GB total (out of 8)
October 11, 2011 11:44:32 AM

I just want what Evers good for gaming not to bothered about bootup
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October 11, 2011 11:54:00 AM

Go for the SSD and another 4GB stick of RAM. Putting in a 8GB stick is going to cause issues.
The SSD is certainly going to boost up game loading times and will help a hell of a lot especially when you game online.
It's a lot easier to just plug and play then go down to the RAID configurations.
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October 11, 2011 12:16:25 PM

SSD and HDD. Raid 0 in many cases wont give you ANY performance increse.
Also raid 0 in hdds has a quite huge chance of failiure. You might think that 1 year is long till it will fail, but if you get lights out, or anything like that, chances of failure go up like hell.

Also once you have most of the start up progrmas on an SSD, the rest goes quite smooth.
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