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#1 johnk78

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:12 PM

Hi guys 

 

quick question i want to get a second ssd to install games on ( steam , arma 3 etc) and the Samsung evo seems to get a lot of praise. I already have my windows 10 on a separate ssd, will i have any issues doing this as i notice on product descriptions the drive doesn't mention windows 10 compatibility?

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

I would not worry about it, the only issue I see is you can get far more space if you used a standard HDD.

I use my 250GB Sandisk SSD as my main OS drive where windows lay and I use a secondary standard 2GB platter hard drive to store my games on and games still load fast and quick.

500GB will be eaten up real fast if you get a lot of games and large capacity SSD drives are still expensive.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

cheers 

 

yeah i am sacrificing some space for speed i can read from the disk, arma especially i have 2 older higher capacity hdd's in there already but i get a lot of frame drops doing certain things and ssd seems to be the best cure.

 

thanks again 

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

Well there are other factors to consider other than drive speed.

If you are getting hang ups there may be other factors.

 

Out of curiosity I want to see what hardware you have, to do this easily use speccy:

 

https://www.piriform.com/speccy

 

Here is how to post a screenshot of your speccy once its installed:

 

https://www.piriform.com/docs/speccy/using-speccy/publishing-a-speccy-profile-to-the-web


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:39 PM

thanks but im working away from home at the moment and on my laptop, i will once i get home

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:47 PM

Take your time.

I just dont want you to throw your money at something you dont need.

SSD prices right now are a bit high and you may benefit in going another route.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

cheers, funily enough during the summer i upgraded everything apart from the hard drives, there is 32 of corsair vengeance in there, dont remember what the mother board was but pretty new asus , i7 7700, new asus gpu strix 1070 sorry cant remember details

 

only reason i am going for the drive is because i can get one cheap atm on a sale and a gift card lol



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

Got you.

But i will wait until you post what you have when you can before giving you some ideas to improve performance.

Even the best specs can bog down without tweaking things.

Its something i learned with my specs (check my sig its a bad boy i got on hand) its one thing to have kick ass hardware but another thing to have it work nice.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

thanks a bunch mate!



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:07 PM

I am ready when you are, i can give you some ideas to possibly try with your setup.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:37 AM

only reason i am going for the drive is because i can get one cheap atm on a sale and a gift card lol


Is that only drive you can get sale+gift card?

Samsung 850 Evo is three years old now. New drives like Crucial BX300 or MX500 are better choices. I also consider most MLC drives better than 850 Evo (like A-Data SU900). Samsung always get praised by so called Samsung fanclub, no matter how bad products actually are.

Also as pointed above, SSD prices are still pretty horrible so waiting is not bad idea.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 09:47 AM

thanks for the info mate

 

I would wait but im getting a good deal through sales etc so its hard to pass up 



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

Those Samsung drives do use what Samsung calls "Rapid Mode" in Windows 7, I'm not sure if this "Rapid Mode" is updated for Windows 10 yet. Rapid Mode uses your system DRAM, give it much better speeds over a standard ssd, it even gives my NVMe drive a run for it's money

http://www.thessdreview.com/software-2/samsung-magician-4-5-rapid-mode-2-1-testing/

 

 

Edit:

Just checked and Rapid Mode is supported for the Samsung 7x and 8x SSD's in windows 10.

Does not look like that Rapid Mode is supported for the 9x nvme drives

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201707/20170726234338606/Samsung_New_Magician_Installation_guide.pdf


Edited by Joe C, 23 December 2017 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:18 AM

hey madman sent you a message with the speccy snapshot

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/0BXVucLgkVJBLcaMtTo08vS


Edited by johnk78, 27 December 2017 - 12:56 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:54 AM

Please note that forum rules state that all support must be provided publicly, on the forums or IRC chat channel:

 

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