3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2014 8:28 PM by johnt53984649

    3 SSDs vs 2 SSDs - Specifically, what kind of performance difference is there going to be?

    johnt53984649 Level 2

      Consider the following setups:


      Setup Y

      MSI X99S SLI Plus LGA 2011-3 ATX Intel Motherboard
      Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-V3 Boxed Processor
      EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
      Crucial 32GB 4 x 8GB DDR4-2133 (PC4-17000) C15 Desktop Memory Module Kit
      C: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE256BW    (OS, Programs, Pagefile, Media Cache)http://www.microcenter.com/product/435472/850_Pro_Series_256GB_SATA_III_25_Internal_Solid_ State_Drive_(SSD)_MZ-7KE256BW
      D: Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive - MZ-7KE1T0BW (Media, Projects, Previews, Exports)http://www.microcenter.com/product/435474/850_Pro_Series_1TB_SATA_III_25_Internal_Solid_St ate_Drive_-_MZ-7KE1T0BW
      Windows 8.1
      Thermaltake Toughpower 80 Plus 1000W Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
      Miscellaneous CD-RW or CD-RW/DVD-RW SATA Internal Optical Drive - Refurbished


      Vs the following two setups:


      All the same specs but for disk setup (Setup X):

      C: 256GB 850 Pro  (OS, Programs, Pagefile)

      D: 512GB 850 Pro  (Media, Projects)

      E: 256GB 850 Pro  (Previews, Media Cache, Exports)


      and Vs Setup Z:

      C:256GB 850 Pro (OS, Programs, Pagefile, Media Cache)

      D: 512 GB 850 Pro (Media, Projects, Previews, Exports)


      So considering these disk configurations, which would be recommended?  Specifically, would Setup X be more effective than Setup Y, and if so, for what reason?  What performance differences could be expected?  I can assume that setup Z would be the least effective, but I'm not entirely sure if I understand the exact reasons why.  I would like this to be made clear, and if you have any of your own recommendations for the entire setup, I would love to hear them.


      (This whole thing is merely hypothetical, I just want to learn)