Originally Posted by retroguy
thanks for the replies guys
just to be clear, i have another 2tb drive for general files and an external 1tb drive for important things. so given that, i was planning on purely having windows installation and pokertracker database on the ssd. wont this work?
few guys are recommending getting another drive. tbh in my ideal world i would do that but as i said ive spent ~2.5k on the rest of the build and i am short on funds now. i dont want to get a cheap ssd as the 32gb run of sata 2 so the speeds wont be worth it.
to the guy who talked about write speeds. this is interesting. my ssd has a write speed of 475mb/s where as my hdd is only 156. given that info would you now agree with partitioning the ssd?
when people are talking about backup, are you talking about raid with another ssd?
You could partition the SSD with the database, but the database might outgrow a 32gb HD. You need to allocate %10 of free space for the harddrive to move files around for optimization, otherwise you will take a big performance hit. Last I read, there were problems overseas with SSD oem's. Be careful on your purchase. SSD's also have a limited amount of "writes" before they start degrading on the cheaper SSD's.
Why don't you just backup a copy of your desktop on the external hard drives? Won't this solve some of your requirements?