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CHOOSING A SSD!

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October 5, 2012 5:19:02 AM

I just want to know what ssd i should get, and what way i should go.

Route 1: 60Gb for OS, and Get a second ssd or commonly used games and apps

Route 2: get a 120-128gb ssd and put os and commonly used apps on that.

I need to know which route to go and what brand/type to get. (faster the better)

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October 5, 2012 5:29:12 AM

You should look into raid.. i know nothing about RAID besides it has to do with mass storage devices, and i believe it (doubles?) increased hard drive/ssd speed.
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October 5, 2012 5:32:17 AM

im not into raid atm...
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October 5, 2012 5:40:10 AM

ttg_Avenged said:
You should look into raid.. i know nothing about RAID besides it has to do with mass storage devices, and i believe it (doubles?) increased hard drive/ssd speed.




Ummmm no.


Get the largest SSD you can afford. A ~120GB drive will allow Windows and other commonly used programs and several games. It really depnds on the game. Some are huge.

The Samsung 830 is one of the most reliable and fastest drives on the market. Tigerdirect has the 128GB model on sale for $80.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

If you can afford it the 256GB model is even better. You really need to keep 20% of an SSD free so TRIM can work correctly. With an 120GB model that comes out to about 22GB since the drive wll be 111GB when it's formatted.
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October 5, 2012 5:43:30 AM

The 60gb drives are starting to become not as worth it as the 120gb drives. You can get a vertex 3 120gb for $90 if you look hard enough. Get that for OS and applications. And another one for games, perhaps a larger one. I currently run an ocz vertex 3 120 just as i suggested and an older vertex 2 240gb for games. The setup is plain awesome. I also have a network storage pc i put together with FreeNAS though for storage, it has a 2tb mechanical drive. You could do something siwilar using just a usb drive.
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October 5, 2012 5:54:14 AM

60GB SSD's perform quite a bit worse than their 120GB versions.
Get the largest , cheapest SSD you can.
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October 5, 2012 6:01:39 AM

i will probably go with the Samsung 830 128Gb, thanks for the responses!
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October 5, 2012 6:02:04 AM

Best answer selected by hiporc.
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