Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe
If you dual boot you can use one of the Intels for the second OS. If you game you can use the Intel for games. The games won't run any faster but you won't be waiting for them to load. Or, you could use one for a data drive.
Quote: Originally Posted by Golden
How about a dual boot for Windows 8 Prof?
Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO
Raid 0 and use them for browser and other caches. Also put any games you have there and the bulk of your pagefile.
Actually, the reason I ended up with two of the Intel SSDs is that I bought one off my housemate when she upgraded with the intention of doing the RAID 0 deal. I had trouble using Macrium to image my drive over to the new array and since school had just started I didn't want to go for a clean install right now.
Maybe down the road, though.
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
Use 1 drive for your OS, 1 drive for apps/games, and 1 drive for temp files, caches, page file, etc. In practical use, this should outperform a RAID0. Sure the RAID0 will out benchmark it, but the downfalls of having to deal with it far outweigh it in my opinion.
Yeah, for me RAID is one of those things that looks good in theory but always ends up being a pain in the long run. I still remember the day back in 2001 when I woke up to a "No OS Found..." message and spent several evenings trying to recover it to no avail.
I ended up installing one of the drives and have followed your suggestion regarding "temp files, caches, page file, etc". I also made a folder on the second SSD named Program Files 2
where I intend to install some of the "nice to have around" stuff I didn't want cluttering up my main drive.
Thanks to all for their advice!