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#1 NCC10281982B

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

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I have been living out of an 80 gig drive on this rig for about a year now. Yeah, you get the idea.

 

Thus for my new build I want to setup an expandable storage solution. Games are not getting any smaller, after all. I am unsure how to go about accomplishing this. I glanced through our RAID guide and am fairly certain that RAID is not my solution. I am familiar with spanned volumes within windows disk management. Mobo disk controllers are another matter, however. So, i am appealing to the OCC brain trust to help me out. In my new build I want to run the OS on an SSD (speed) but have the ability for games, programs, and such to spill over onto a 3TB secondary drive and have the ability to expand from there if the need arises.

 

The bottom line;

If I want to install crysis 4 I do not want to have to uninstall Crysis 1,2, & 3 to make room.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:58 PM

you can do it injijagwalaafq ! ...i have this:

it's not as big for me as you're proposing but you can totally adjust according to your needs,...

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C: is two 128g raided ssd's for windows and misc, D: and E: 600g velociraptors, D: being games, programs, and downloads, and e: local storage'...


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#3 NCC10281982B

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

It looks you have everything as separate drives, correct?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

It looks you have everything as separate drives, correct?

yup 'cept for the dual 128's raid0 C: drive...

i've gotten very fussy about what i let onto my C: ...i don't want it clutterd with caca right ...

my friend andrew is a network admin and service tech and has 16 terabytes in his home/work rig...you can go super big if you want to 


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Get a big 3 TB 7200 RPM drive and set up Intel Smart Response.  Best of both worlds with none of the hassle.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

It looks you have everything as separate drives, correct?


Are you saying you want it to appear as one drive? why?


As for the solution, just buy a ssd and a 3tb and add hard drives as per needs?
 



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

Get a big 3 TB 7200 RPM drive and set up Intel Smart Response.  Best of both worlds with none of the hassle.

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That is the really easy, cheap, and expandable option.  You just need a small ssd (which are cheaper) and a good HDD (WD Black or the like).  The benefits are; the cheaper hardware, if the ssd fails you don't loose anything, simple setup and recovery, easily expandable too.

 

Or if you get a bigger ssd (128gb+), it is easy enough to set the OS onto the ssd and move users files and program files over to the HDD and it is a little faster than ISR.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

 

Get a big 3 TB 7200 RPM drive and set up Intel Smart Response.  Best of both worlds with none of the hassle.

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That is the really easy, cheap, and expandable option.  You just need a small ssd (which are cheaper) and a good HDD (WD Black or the like).  The benefits are; the cheaper hardware, if the ssd fails you don't loose anything, simple setup and recovery, easily expandable too.

 

Or if you get a bigger ssd (128gb+), it is easy enough to set the OS onto the ssd and move users files and program files over to the HDD and it is a little faster than ISR.

 

don't ya need an 1155 for that intel smart response ?....i don't think a q6600 isn't gonna cut it...


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

He mentioned a "new build" that's what I get for assuming he'd go with an intel.   :doh:

Or if you get a bigger ssd (128gb+), it is easy enough to set the OS onto the ssd and move users files and program files over to the HDD and it is a little faster than ISR.

 

Well this is still a valid option and is pretty easy to set up on a clean install.  That's what I did.


Edited by RedFury77, 21 March 2013 - 11:08 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Needing to store something like this eh?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

My FRAPS folder gets really big really fast...


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

My FRAPS folder gets really big really fast...

I think you added an extra R  :tongue:


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