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Vlajko Kokorajko
500 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ or 2 x 250 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ
on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:27:29 pm
Last Edited By Vlajko Kokorajko on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:27:59 pm

I can afford one of the two M.2 options, 1 x 500GB or 2 x 250GB. Would it be better to get 2 x 250GB drives, one for the OS + software and one as a cache drive for rendering, or are the speeds of these two drive types enough so that OS + software + cache can be all on one drive with no performance drops?


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Monika Bon
Re: 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ or 2 x 250 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ
on Oct 17, 2017 at 9:20:12 am

Two SSDs can work faster, and you'll be safe if something goes wrong.


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Walter Soyka
Re: 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ or 2 x 250 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ
on Oct 17, 2017 at 1:29:33 pm

[Monika Bon] "Two SSDs can work faster, and you'll be safe if something goes wrong."

I would normally agree with your good advice. But in my experience, there's not normally enough I/O on the system drive to cause a performance issue with the cache, and there's no additional data safety here unless the two drives are mirrored.

Walter Soyka
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Walter Soyka
Re: 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ or 2 x 250 GB Samsung 960 EVO MZ
on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:20:58 am

While a dedicated cache drive is nice, a system drive that's big enough to hold your apps and documents is nicer. I'd get the single 500 GB option.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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