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MTROB November 15, 2012 10:41 PM

Hardrive or SSD
I am not going to be using my computer for a lot of things other then games and movies. I know this really depends on the person and the computer, but do you think I could get away with two SSD's at 120GB's each? I would be loading games like BF3 and BO2 and movies once in a while but then getting rid of them. Also windows 7 or 8 will be loaded onto one of the drives.

Bloodystumps November 15, 2012 10:52 PM

so you will be using 1 for your OS the other for storage ? I'd be more inclined to go with 1 for OS and get a HDD for games and what not . It would be beneficial to off load your download folder , browser cache and anything else that is constant writing to the SSD to a HDD also most games and movies are close to 10GB now and would fill a 120GB SSD in no time .

dandelioneater November 15, 2012 11:01 PM

Instead of 2 120GB drives, maybe get a higher capacity ssd and a regular hard drive for storage of movies and stuff.

Bloodystumps November 15, 2012 11:10 PM

That's what I did 256 SSD for OS and a WD Black 500GB for games. There is a tweak for making steam dump the games to another drive rather then the OS drive , If I play a game a lot I leave it on the SSD but if I only hit it once in awhile it stays on the SSD

Dragonstongue November 16, 2012 10:51 AM

and black friday deal help alot. I have seen vertx3 256gb for $120 which is normally the price of a 120gb :)
I say the same though, grab a SSD to use for OS and maybe 1 or 2 of your favorite games, and a mechanical to use for your other games, movies and such. Good idea to have a paging file per drive installed, as well as to have partitioned the mechanical for speed reasons, but beyond this, you`ll be styling :)

MTROB November 16, 2012 02:36 PM

Thanks for the replies. This helps a lot. I think I will get a 120GB SSD then a 500GB HD.

Bloodystumps November 16, 2012 03:31 PM

WD black 1TB $99 as secondary that works out to be about $230 plus tax with one of the 128 drives if I was doing it right now that is the way I would go the 500gb is only about $10 less then the 1tb

Primary drive 830 Samsung 128 $132 or the Crucial m4 for $99 or the Intel 520 For $140 I think these would be the best for the 128 size if you wanted to boost to the 256 the Samsung 256 with AC3 for $290

rfielder November 18, 2012 12:16 AM

If you rip your BluRay movies so you can watch them without wearing out the discs, keep one thing in mind - a large movie that takes up two discs, such as the Pirates of the Cariibean, can take up 50Gb for the two images.

A 120Gb drive will not last long, even if you download. Given the price of 2Tb drives, there is no need to go for anything smaller.

bliz November 18, 2012 12:36 AM

HDD+SSD combo = best; HDD=cheap,SSD = 1$ for 1gb or more but 2x or 3x faster ,depends on the HDD.

TedShackley November 18, 2012 10:58 AM

I have win7 and a few games like BF3, F1 2011, skyrim, on a M4 128GB

And "older" games like starcraft2, BFBC2, I have on a 640GB caviar black. I plan to get a another cheap 120GB SSD next year and I guess raid them
Kingston SVP200S3/120G 120GB SSDNow V+200 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive - DirectCanada

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