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    Default Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    Hello,

    I currently have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system that I use primarily for PC Gaming.

    I'd like to upgrade to SSD but I am not sure if I should get a smaller SSD boot drive and keep a spinning drive for storage.
    Or
    If it's better to spend the extra money and get a larger single SSD.

    Currently I have my entire Steam Library (almost 300 games) on the WD Caviar Green 2TB drive. It's nice to have this huge library available at all times but I really am only interested in playing a few games at any one time.

    What is the current wisdom regarding spending more on (1 big SSD) vs (smaller SSD + Spinning Storage)?

    I'm leaning toward spending more to not have to hassle with 2-drives.

    My current Drive usage:
    C: Drive = 90GB used with about 30GB of non Steam Games
    D: Drive = 955GB Steam Folder

    Thank you,
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    Last edited by Shoki; 25-12-2011 at 13:01. Reason: Added SSD to subject

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    If you can afford to, one SSD drive is the way to go.
    You'll see a drastic improvement too.

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    Right now your best buy would be the new OCZ Revo Drive Hybird which has 1TB of storage, and goes for around $500. Read our review, this should help you make up your mind, you can have the best of both worlds, speed and storage:

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1398

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Right now your best buy would be the new OCZ Revo Drive Hybird which has 1TB of storage, and goes for around $500. Read our review, this should help you make up your mind, you can have the best of both worlds, speed and storage:

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1398
    Sorry but that thing looks terrible. Is anybody running it with good results?

    I'd almost rather buy a $500 SSD and then buy another larger faster SSD when the price goes down and the performance goes up.

    I could probably get by with a 256GB drive if I don't try to install every game at once.

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    Sorry but that thing looks terrible
    It's ~looks~ aren't what makes this thing cool.
    It resides on the PCI-E bus ~instead~ of the SATA Ports.
    The PCI-E Bus has faster DATA throughput. (a hell of a lot faster througput)
    His suggestion was a good idea. One that I would probably have if I had the cash for it.

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    Terrible ? at 119,000 IOPS it's faster than most of the sata based SSD's that we have tested, with a hell of a lot more storage for less than $500.

    Best SSD advice for Gaming PC-ocz-hybird.jpg

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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    I'm not trying to knock it per say... I'm just wondering if anybody has any experience running it in their personal system. Is anybody living with this solution? I hear it eat clock cycles and I'd be concerned about drivers and having more parts to go fail.

    I'd like to get some first hand testimony. I see you have
    OCZ Revo Drive Hybird
    in your sig so perhaps you have some first hand experience using the drive day to day.

    I'll look into it some more and I do appreciate the recommendation.

    Thank you,
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    Default Re: Best SSD advice for Gaming PC

    From: http://www.ocztechnology.com/revohybrid-faq

    This seems like a deal breaker for me.


    Why is my Dataplex licensing key no longer recognized by my computer?


    The licensing code looks at the following “soft” components to identify a PC:

    1) Ethernet card
    2) Memory
    3) OS
    4) Primary/boot Drive
    5) CPU ID
    6) BIOS

    If two or more components change, it is considered a “different” machine. If only one component changes, Dataplex automatically revalidates the license without issues, as long as the user is connected to the internet when the PC is rebooted after the change. Prior to changing two or more components, the user should uninstall Dataplex to release the license. Licenses cannot be released after the system is no longer valid. In this case, you will need to be in touch with OCZ to reset the license.


    Thanks for the suggestion I'll probably just get:
    Corsair Performance Pro Series CSSD-P256GBP-BK 2.5" 256GB
    Or something similar.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233227




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