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Best setup for DAW/Gaming with SSDs

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December 19, 2012 9:05:35 PM

Hi,

I've been considering using a build for DAW and gaming. My question is, how should I setup three SSDs and a HDD for best performance?

Currently, I have:

-OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
-Samsung 830 128GB
-Samsung 830 256GB
-7200 1TB HDD

I would prefer using one SSD for OS and apps such as Reaper, Superior Drummer 2.0, etc. for music and Steam for gaming. One SSD for samples and other for games. I would use the HDD for audio projects and other data. Is this the right path?

Also, I would be using Windows 8.

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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 9:11:10 PM

yes it's the right path... but I would use windows 7 64bit

use the 256GB for the OS because you're gonna end up filling it near capacity (should not be more than 80% full) eventually
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December 19, 2012 9:57:21 PM

I believe with the OS and a few programs, 128GB should be enough. The game library is much bigger. Perhaps the 256 SSD would suit that best. Should I install VSTs and Plug-ins on the OS drive?
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a b G Storage
December 19, 2012 10:10:16 PM

depends if you're going to follow some tips and tricks for SSD's, like moving the cache off the boot drive,etc...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...

if you think you won't add more than roughly 70GB of data to the boot drive, then use the 120GB - remember Windows with all it's updates can be roughly 30GB alone, if not more, and remember not to fill it more than 100GB for garbage collection
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December 19, 2012 10:45:21 PM

Pardon my lack of knowledge, but what optimizations should I consider before the setup and why?
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December 20, 2012 9:26:17 PM

Best answer selected by nosedevil.
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