SSD how big do you really need?
Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:57 PM
So, with that in mind, how big of an SSD do you really need to buy to use as a boot drive for your OS? It doesn't make much sense to by a $500 256GB SSD drive if most of the files are going to be on a second non-SSD hard drive.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:33 PM
Honestly I'd personally never buy smaller than a 128GB and just be conservative with installing stuff on it...and then not run other programs off of a second HDD. That way you get the full experience of the SSD IMHO, I don't understand why people buy 32GB or 64GB SSDs and then still run other stuff off of a regular HDD. Kills half of the point
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:47 AM
I thought TRIM didn't work with RAID?
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:17 AM
This would be my boot drive.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:16 PM
I'm currently using an 80gig Intel, but planning to get a Sandforce around 120-200GB. So I think the sweetspot for me would 150 GB, enough for no more than 10 games, software and windows.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:13 PM
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:49 AM
Otherwise, I can easily get away with 64GB. Just as long as you have an HDD RAID array, size for your OS/App SSD doesn't matter too much. My girlfriend could get away with a 32GB SSD. All I put on it was her OS and Microsoft Office, and a few other apps. The rest I put on 2 HDD RAID 1. Her 64GB SSD still has like 44GB free space.
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