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moocow February 9, 2013 10:41 PM

Advice on file storage on small SSD
I got my hands on 2 Kingston SSDNow 100V 64GB from my uncle but don't know how to really use them. The size of the SSD means that I have to pick what to put on there. I'm thinking about the following set up:

Drive 1: Windows 7 install and all other software excluding Steam.
Drive 2: Steam only

Old 500GB: All Firefox download, User data, and VM files (this was on a slow 2TB Seagate).

I'm using an AMD 970 chipped motherboards so I can't really use it for caching. More like I haven't seen any solutions that I like. Any suggestions are welcome.

WhippWhapp February 10, 2013 06:54 AM

Silverstone HDDBoost at Memory Express

My uncle uses one with an Intel 40gb ssd, works well enough.

moocow February 10, 2013 01:32 PM

I already looked at the Silverstone HDDBoost and I don't think I'll use it. It just cache the front X amount of the HDD to fill the SSD and that's all. It doesn't pick frequent used files like Intel SRT or software like Dataplex.

WhippWhapp February 10, 2013 04:04 PM

As long as keep your hdd defragged, it achieves the same thing?

Either that or pony up for a z68 or 77?

tangrisser February 13, 2013 05:10 PM

Do you want Windows to load faster or the games?

If you only have a few games, try to find a way to install Windows + Steam on SSD and move everything else onto a separate hard drive.

If it can't be done then decide based on what you wait most often. Personally I rarely turn off computer so I don't need Windows to be on SSD (although it is.) but games are something I have to load every time I play so it makes sense for me to put games on SSD if I had space constraint.

moocow February 13, 2013 06:10 PM

I think I'll go with my initial setting and use SteamTool to move games to and from the SSD. So for games that I don't play often, I'll just move it to the HDD.

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