What are you doing for drives?

DaGimp

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When I bought the PC SSD drives were to small and costly to be practical.. A little while after that I bought two 250G SSD high speed (at the time) drives. Wow what a difference!

Problem is I only have 500 gigs of space.. and its used.. I own like 120 video games on steam and I only have space to install just a few at a time, which is fine most of the time.. Until I want to try out new games or revisit an old game then I have to pick which games get uninstalled to make room..

New setup in process
Raid 0 = 2 X 250 Gig SSD= OS and drive intensive apps
Raid 0 = 2 X 500 gig (even faster) SSD = Games only
SATA HHD 1 tb ... data and other apps..

I'm waiting for the new sdd data and power cables, I'm currently running a licensed to me version of win7 ultimate.. After years of bitching about horrible win 8 and 10... I've finally come to accept 10 and quirks. Now I have to decide which version of Win10 home,ulimate, pro... I can get working copies of all of them

I'm only gaining 250 gigs of game space, but I'm freeing 1.25 terabytes to store other stuff in.. and if I need I can throw a few gams on the OS SSD;s

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Should be fun once its up and running...

Also upgraded whole internet from modem to router and even NIC. WIFI is now all AC1200 with a increase of the double end speed around 70mb, service is 180mb.
 

Jeep_noob

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Looking at your setup I wouldn’t be too concerned with speed. You can get a few 7200rpm spindle drives in a raid 5 and do just fine if the case allows it. You can do raid 0 but I tend to avoid 0 because there’s no redundancy. This might sound horrible but with your setup I wouldn’t worry about speed. Maybe just get a big sata ssd.


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DaGimp

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Looking at your setup I wouldn’t be too concerned with speed. You can get a few 7200rpm spindle drives in a raid 5 and do just fine if the case allows it. You can do raid 0 but I tend to avoid 0 because there’s no redundancy. This might sound horrible but with your setup I wouldn’t worry about speed. Maybe just get a big sata ssd.


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I put my most important on the cloud. Its spead accross my divices.
 

DaGimp

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Raid 0-3-5 are very different depending on how many IDENTICAL drives you have and how you use them.
 

Jeep_noob

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No, gpu. I do have a samsung 960 m.2 but I’m not letting go of that. It’s a GeForce 960 I’d give away.


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Jeep_noob

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Raid 0-3-5 are very different depending on how many IDEANTICAL drives you have and how you use them.
Don’t know 3. Never heard anyone use that. My single SSD can push 3500MB/s. I don’t really have any need to setup a raid.


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DaGimp

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No, gpu. I do have a samsung 960 m.2 but I’m not letting go of that. It’s a GeForce 960 I’d give away.


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Oh cool.. I think I have a 1060 (I just noticed that original specks I posted show a 960, it died and I replaced it..POS only lasted like 2 years)... But I'm working on putting together a used computer for a older woman friend of mine. Her computer is 8 years old, and she doesnt make enough to even upgrade it.

One of my 500 drives is bad... so plans changed.. I'm getting that replaced and third one.. Still Raid 0.. should be fun!

This computer is my main computer and its only used at the moment for internet and games.. So if one of the drives fail and I have to rebuild I'm not worred, my important data is on the cloud.

If this drive setup works really well I'm going to make it a Hyper V host.. Or Oracle VM host and buy a new gaming PC.. That way I can build lots of VM's for expierments or Game servers

Edit: Oh and they are all Sata SSD drives.
 
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Jeep_noob

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I’ve never seen them separated for a single drive. But yeah that’s the write speed. The read speed is even faster.


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Jeep_noob

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Wait a minute. I see what you’re talking about. Because your Sata could top out at 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s. But the drives too out at around 550MB/s

Using PCIE3 my transfer rate is 8GT/s with 3.94 GB/s throughput using 4 lanes. Is that what you’re looking for? Apparently chemo brain is a thing. It’ll take me a little time to understand.


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DaGimp

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Wait a minute. I see what you’re talking about. Because your Sata could top out at 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s. But the drives too out at around 550MB/s

Using PCIE3 my transfer rate is 8GT/s with 3.94 GB/s throughput using 4 lanes. Is that what you’re looking for? Apparently chemo brain is a thing. It’ll take me a little time to understand.


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USB: Generic 8GB - 7.4%
RAM: Unknown 2x8GB - 62.7%
MBD: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)
 
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