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Two ssd + hdd for best performance?

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November 1, 2012 12:08:24 AM


I am attempting my first build and I would like to utilize two 60gb ssds (intel 330 series SATA III) and a 1tb HDD. My first ssd would be my boot drive with Win7 (Anything else that should be on there?) and second would be my apps (CS6 master collection, Muse, Firefox, games, etc.) and the hdd would be for all my files (mainly 16mp RAW photos, movies, shows, music, and a backup of the 1st sdd.)

Do I sound like a complete moron or am I on the right track? I really want to keep my OS and frequently used apps on ssd for speed but am not really sure how to format everything.

The ssds are $69 if that helps.

Thank you for your time.

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a c 265 G Storage
November 1, 2012 1:06:44 AM

It would be cheaper to get a single 120-128GB and have both OS and applications on it. Other than that a good plan.
a b G Storage
November 1, 2012 1:16:50 AM

Yeah, what roli said. Don't bother with two separate drives - it'll actually be worse performance, unlike with HDDs. Just get a good larger drive and use that.
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November 1, 2012 1:17:21 AM

hmmm.. Well alright then. Thank you guys.

a c 353 G Storage
November 1, 2012 1:18:02 AM

While the 60/64 gig SSD is listed as the Min size for OS SSD, i find it cutting it to close. I agree with rolli59 and look for a larger single SSD.
Also larger SSDs normally have a slightly higher performance than their smaller brother.

And Yes both my desktops have daul SSDs + a HDD.
My I5-2500k has a 128 gig Samsung 830 for OS + Programs and I have a 256 gig Samsung 830 for a work/temp drive. The HDD for backup and for large data files such as photos and movies.