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(1) 480GB SSD + (2) 1TB RE4 HDD

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May 21, 2012 12:34:31 AM

Hello,
I have
(1) Hyper X 480GB SSD
And
(2) Western Digital RE4 1TB HDD

I am looking for both SPEED and BACKUP

What would be the best setting for these drives
as to where i can utilize all 3.

I would like to run the OS and my Huge selection of game to the SSD

And have the 2 HDDs for further storage and backup
as to where i can backup both SSD and (1)HDD with the Other HDD

More about : 480gb ssd 1tb re4 hdd

a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 12:41:54 AM

What motherboard model are you going to connect the drives to?
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May 21, 2012 12:49:34 AM

Dereck47 said:
What motherboard model are you going to connect the drives to?


The Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2
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May 21, 2012 12:50:17 AM

um best settings will be to put the 2 1TB HDD in RAID 1 and use the 480GB SSD out of any RAID config still putting the OS and the highly played games onto it but games which you do not play alot put onto the HDD RAID that is what i think will be the best
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May 21, 2012 12:56:34 AM

yumri said:
um best settings will be to put the 2 1TB HDD in RAID 1 and use the 480GB SSD out of any RAID config still putting the OS and the highly played games onto it but games which you do not play alot put onto the HDD RAID that is what i think will be the best


Can i just store the OS and all my games to the SSD
and everything else onto (1) of my HDDs

then use the remaining HDD for backing up bothe SSD
and HDD?
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a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 12:59:41 AM

Connect your SSD to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not to one of the Marvell 6Gb/s ports.

Connect your HDDs to one of the Intel 3Gb/s ports (SATA2_2 thru SATA2_4).

Make sure all of the Intel SATA ports are set to AHCI mode.

When you install Windows on your SSD make sure it is the only drive connected.
After installation is done you can then connect your HDDs.
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May 21, 2012 1:06:21 AM

Dereck47 said:
Connect your SSD to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not to one of the Marvell 6Gb/s ports.

Connect your HDDs to one of the Intel 3Gb/s ports (SATA2_2 thru SATA2_4).

Make sure all of the Intel SATA ports are set to AHCI mode.

When you install Windows on your SSD make sure it is the only drive connected.
After installation is done you can then connect your HDDs.


Then after this is all set and done would i be able to backup
the OS and games i have installed in my SSD to one of the HDDs?

I want to be able to backup my SSD so that if it dies i can restore it
from one of my HDDs
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a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 1:12:05 AM

MeNoLikeConsoles said:
Then after this is all set and done would i be able to backup
the OS and games i have installed in my SSD to one of the HDDs?


Correct
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May 21, 2012 1:24:31 AM

How do i go about doing that?

Would the two HDDs be in a Raid 0?

or would it be the SSD in AHCI and one HDD RAID 1
and the other HDD RAID 0

SSD= AHCI

First HDD= RAID 1

Second HDD= RAID 0

Would i be able to back up both the SSD AHCI AND RAID 1
with the RAID 0 HDD?

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a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 1:33:19 AM

No need for RAID. You can leave all drives in AHCI mode.

Your SSD with your O/S on it will be your C drive and your HDDs will be drives D and E.

Just use backup software (Windows, Acronis, etc.) and create backup plans that will backup your data on your C drive and D drive to your backup (E) drive.
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May 21, 2012 1:46:10 AM

Best answer selected by MeNoLikeConsoles.
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May 21, 2012 1:46:53 AM

Dereck47 said:
No need for RAID. You can leave all drives in AHCI mode.

Your SSD with your O/S on it will be your C drive and your HDDs will be drives D and E.

Just use backup software (Windows, Acronis, etc.) and create backup plans that will backup your data on your C drive and D drive to your backup (E) drive.


Thanks Derek
I really appreciate your help
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a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 1:51:22 AM

No problem!
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May 21, 2012 2:20:29 AM

One more question i dereck

Where would you recommend i store
all my games to?

My Hyper X 3K 480GB SSD Or My Western Digital 1TB

As you already know my OS will be on the SSD

And everything on that SSD will be backup to the
2nd WD 1TB HDD

SDD=OS + GAMES

1st HDD= Storage for everything else

2nd HDD= Backup

Do you have any further suggestions on what else would
be more convenient to store in the SSD over the HDD?


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a c 536 G Storage
May 21, 2012 2:44:21 AM

Store your most frequently used games to your SSD. Keep the rest on your 1st HDD.

When you complete a game or get tired of it you can then copy it to your 1st HDD and then uninstall it from your SSD.
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