3 hard drives = Faster PC performance?

Lenovo / 6075bqu
April 20, 2011 at 08:41:04
Specs: Windows 7, 2.327 GHz / 3045 MB
I was wondering if by setting up 3 hard drives: 1 SSD for Windows, 1 regular SATA for Program Files, 1 SATA for data. Would that would make performance better?

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#1
April 20, 2011 at 10:44:05
the ssd would make a big difference for starting the machine and starting proggies, however if you have your programs on a standard drive, that will not,
you might put your most used proggies on the ssd, for fast startup.

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#2
April 20, 2011 at 11:40:47
More ram would be a better investment than three drives if considering speed.

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#3
April 20, 2011 at 11:50:00
I have 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3. ;) Just trying to squeeze out the most performance as I can.

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#4
April 20, 2011 at 12:29:51
Trying to get the most out of it doing what? In other words, what do you use the computer for that you feel needs enhancement? Below is a link showing the specs to your desktop.

You have crappy graphics and the power supply is too small to do much about that without changing it too.

Do you even have additional SATA II ports to connect the addition drives?

http://www.superwarehouse.com/Lenov...

IMO you intend to throw a good chuck of change at that box with little return other than some additional storage space.

If the computer is slow it may need to be cleaned up and have less items loaded at start up.


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#5
April 20, 2011 at 17:53:33
C;eaning out the junk will make it work faster. Having more drives will not necessarily make it faster. How the files and directories are arranged can make a great difference,

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#6
April 21, 2011 at 05:16:36
Uhm ... that's my work computer. My PC desktop:

Core i5 2.6GHz
8GB DDR3
2 x XFX ATI Radeon 5750 1GB
1TB hard drive
LG Bluray burner


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#7
April 21, 2011 at 05:22:32
as said earlier, put your OS and most used proggies on the ssd.that will give the fastest startup of all your programs.save data to the sata drives.

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#8
April 21, 2011 at 06:22:52
The same question is still there. What do you hope to accomplish with that change? If you are a gamer and loading files off the hard drive is an ongoing process then an SSD may make sense. There are downsides to using an SSD besides the obvious cost.

Using smaller partitions on a standard mechanical hard drive can speed up access. I think that SSDs have the same inherent problem as flash drives in that there are a finite number of read/write cycles before the media begins to fail. SSDs may be more durable than flash media but the issue remains.


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#9
April 21, 2011 at 16:03:02
I've worked on a few systems that had ssd's installed like your thinking just to run windows on and to be honest the only overall gain I could really see was a faster boot and windows programs seemed to load faster. Surfing the net and playing games I really didn't see any big gain. Also the ssd's seem to run a great deal hotter than conventional drives. Not sure why that is I haven't gotten that deep in my knowledge pool yet.

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