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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rowin4kicks, 20 Aug 2013.

  1. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

    5 Feb 2006
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    I'm in the process of putting together a list of general upgrades for my PC to get it ready for my final year of university and I'm looking for a bit of advise from the forum.

    My main question is about upgrading my storage needs, I currently have an M4 128gb SSD as my main boot drive with a few applications installed and a 2Tb HDD with the rest of my applications and media on it. I use the PC mainly as CAD/Graphics machine and the SSD is always full, so at the moment I am having to use the 2tb HDD for both the CAD program's and the scratch disk, which is painfully slow.

    What I want to to is get a Samsung Evo 250gb SSD to use for the boot drive and all the applications, turn the M4 128gb SSD into a scratch drive, and purely use the 2tb HDD as a media storage.

    Is that the best use of my £150?
    Is there a better option?
    If I stick two of the drives in something like this will the SSD still run at SATA-3 speeds despite it saying SATA-2?

    I'm also looking at replacing my current Noctua 120mm fans cooling my radiators with something like these Corsair SP series 120mm fans.
  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

    3 Aug 2010
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    Usually the Icy Box dock is just a simple pass through on the SATA connection so it shouldn't reduce your speeds any less than a SATA cable would! Although I would question how effective a 40mm fan attached to the dock would be! :D

    Corsair SP series are nice fans but what's wrong with your current Noctua fans?

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