New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - SSD Question
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

SSD Question

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Vodar View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 31
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vodar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: SSD Question
    Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 7:56am
Hello,
I have a question I do not know the answer to.
Since I never used an SSD Drive before, can I use it exclusively or MUST I get an additinal HD for Data?

What I'm asking is, as a Gamer could I just use One SSD Drive for everything?

Would it really matter?

Thanks
Back to Top
PlaneGuy View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 Feb 2012
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2337
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlaneGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 7:59am
You can, but generally SSDs are smaller than HDDs so you would put your most used stuff on the SSD and things like documents, pics, and lesser used stuff on the HDD.
Back to Top
Vodar View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 31
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vodar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 8:13am
Originally posted by PlaneGuy PlaneGuy wrote:

You can, but generally SSDs are smaller than HDDs so you would put your most used stuff on the SSD and things like documents, pics, and lesser used stuff on the HDD.

I use 146Gigs atm for everything currently on this computer (1TB SATA). Even 3-4 games, OS, ect ect ect.

So could I get a 180Gb SSD and be ok? Or even a 120Gb and just delete what I dont use? Or will it grow with updates ect ect taking up space eventually?

Thanks again for your insight.

EDIT: How will the programs work if I have 2 diff drives? Will I get a prompt asking where to save anything I install/Save since I have two different drives?


Edited by Vodar - 16 Mar 2012 at 8:15am
Back to Top
PlaneGuy View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 Feb 2012
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2337
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlaneGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 8:22am
The 120gb intel 320 series is recommended but the 510 series could be used since its larger but it uses a marvell controller which has had problems but intel claims they worked out most of them. How often do you play those games because if some are not often you wouldnt need to store them on the SSD.
Back to Top
Vodar View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 31
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vodar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 9:59am
My main concern is keeping Win7 (obviously),  Vent, Browser, 1-2 games, Saved games, Saved ect on file.
Back to Top
PlaneGuy View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 Feb 2012
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2337
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlaneGuy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2012 at 10:08am
Then 120gb should be enough
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down