I currently have a gaming rig, that I use for gaming, surfing the web, video recording, and little video editing. My current hard drive is 1tb, and I am looking into purchasing a new storage setup. I have some questions about how I could make a 1xSSD 2xHDD setup work, if it is at all possible.
Would I be able to have a small SSD for strictly my os, a HDD solely for games, and then another HDD for data and my programs?
EXAMPLE: OS on SDD, GAMES on HDD1, and USER FILES/EVERYTHING ELSE on HDD2 (or vice versa, user files on hdd1 and games on #2)
Is this even possible? Would it reduce performance? Do the HDDs have to be the same size? If it is possible, how would I go about doing it? IS IT SAFE?
I plan on formatting my current hard drive anyway, so basically Im going to be "starting over" with this computer.
Sorry about all of the questions, I just really need some help here.
Sure. You could do it like that. The drive size doesn't matter unless you want to setup a RAID array. If you aren't too worried about losing data to a drive failure, I would recommend setting up a RAID0 array with two hard drives of the same size. You will get a little bit more read and write performance out of it. The only thing is that if one drive fails you lose the data on both disks. A RAID0 combines 2 drives as if they are 1 (called striped).
Now I have 2 more questions. (I am so sorry about all of these!Im not the best with the hardware aspect of computers )
1. Do the HDDs and SSD need to be the same brand?
2. Does that guide show how to set it up to where all of my user files/downloads are saved to the HDD instead of the SSD? The last thing I ask of you is to verify how I can do this, so I dont constantly have to keep moving files because they won't save properly.