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Want an SSD, but..i got some questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. CDdude55

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    I'm not sure as to what i would use it for. I was thinking about going with this:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BPBUQO/?tag=tec06d-20

    I was thinking about using it as maybe an OS drive and using my current Velociraptor as my drive for everything else, games, documents, porn(jk lol), etc.

    Now one of my questions is a pretty noob one, as im not well verse in some of the storage stuff:

    So how would i go about doing that?, how would i make it so that the SSD is the OS drive and the velociraptor drive for the games and everything else in the OS?.

    How would i go about partitioning everything?

    Also i don't think I'd be worth it really, i mean if the games and everything else are installed on the other drive i wouldn't think i would see much to any performance increase, is this correct?

    Also, i don't have an SSD mounting system in my case, so im probably just gonna tape it somewhere. lol

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    You need to have your OS/ and what you are doing on the SDD. The OS can slow you down on just being on a reg HDD tho.

    Where SDD really shines is if you are moving around lots of files not just one file. IMO
     
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    The SSD's that are big enough to hold everything are way to expensive.:(
     
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    Pretty much how it goes, SSD's have lower latencies, so they can access files a lot quicker, but HD's have alot faster transfer rates, so they can transfer large files faster. If i were you i would keep all your media, and games on the velociraptor, and load small programs (like Firefox) and the OS on the SSD, since they consist of mostly a large number of small files. This will allow you to boot faster, and lauch your browser, itunes and whatnot faster, while preserving precious space on your ssd. Make sure to put your page file on the HD
     
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    I would just install the games you are playing on the SDD. It's not hard to move a folder to and from the real drive.

    I think 64GB is plenty in some ways.

    Also to mount all you need is the floppy holder in your case. Many cases have that spot, and the holder is super cheap anyways. No need to worry about mounting it.

    Velcro also works wonders:p
     
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    That review should've included tests boosting the raptor. I wanna see how well it competes with an SSD lol.
     
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    check my ssd reviews. i have a raptor in the test group

    if you can, install the os and your most used applications/games on the ssd. favour games with long loading times. no point in ssding a game that loads in 2 seconds.

    if you can't "waste" the OS space, use the ssd as an application drive. but most of the ssd snappines experience is because all windows components are served from the ssd. fast bootup is nice but doesnt matter much considering most do it once a day. but again, there are dlls and other os components that get used all the time that would benefit from an ssd as os drive too
     
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    I meant they should have included a test on the raptor using HDDboost. Your reviews have much better planning.

    Seeing how cheap SSDs have gotten now, I feel bad for buying a WD blue. That OCZ looks ok to me.
     
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    That's not just your opinion but fact. They destroy traditional rotating platter HDDs on random reads not sequential. Copying lots of small files scattered all over the disk would see a HUGE boost from an SSD.
     
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