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April 15, 2012 4:47:27 AM

Hello,

Is it better to have a 128GB SSD as C drive with a 3TB SATA HDD for D drive or else have a SATA HDD for C drive and use the SSD for Intel Smart Response Technology?
What is faster/better?

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April 15, 2012 5:20:37 AM

Hands down 128GB SSD with a storage HDD.
It's faster than a <60GB SSD cache with a HDD as primary.

The only benefit of going with an SSD cache is the price.

In either case, go with a nice SATA III SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos/Chronos Deluxe
OCZ Vertex 3/Vertex 4
Intel 520
Crucial M4
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April 15, 2012 5:41:42 AM

Punch cards >>>> SSD anyday.
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April 15, 2012 5:48:23 AM

Agreed totally.

If you game, you may wish to install your games to the hard drive. I have a "STEAM" and "GAMES" drive both on my hard drive.

A 128GB can support a few games, depending on size. Be aware that:

1) A 128GB SSD probably has a usable space of about 118GB
2) My Windows 7 install was 35GB (8GB of System RAM) with Hibernation enabled shortly after installation.
3) My Windows 7 install ballooned to over 50GB within six months (updates, System Restore Points and programs)
4) I installed two games, a few more programs and my usage jumped to over 80GB after a year.
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April 15, 2012 5:56:37 AM

quicksand10 said:
Hands down 128GB SSD with a storage HDD.
It's faster than a <60GB SSD cache with a HDD as primary.

The only benefit of going with an SSD cache is the price.

In either case, go with a nice SATA III SSD:
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos/Chronos Deluxe
OCZ Vertex 3/Vertex 4
Intel 520
Crucial M4



Thanks a lot for your comments! I'll keep the 128SSD as C and the 3TB HDD as D then...
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April 15, 2012 12:22:36 PM

yes 128gb ssd with 3TB as storage is awesome, I assure you it's the best way to go. unless you can't afford them and seeing as you seem like you do then yes go for it
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