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Storage configuration advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i want to set up a storage system for my PC that uses a 500gb m.2 ssd as a boot drive, a 1tb m.2 nvme (already have) as a cache drive, and 4-10tb hard drive as my main storage. Is there any issues or improvements with this setup? Also i need suggestions for what hard drive to use. My budget is about 400$ USD if any changes are suggested.


CPU: Intel I7 8700K Coffee Lake 6 core 12 threads

MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix Z-370E

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080

RAM: 32GB DDR4 G.SKILL TridentZ 3000Mhz

Storage: Kingston 120GB SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD, and Intel 660p M.2 NVME 1TB

PSU: Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Titanium 80+

Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115I Pro

Case: ThermalTake P5

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Id personally just keep the drives seprate as its easily to manage, but you can do this pretty easily with something like storage spaces.

 

Id probably get a cheaper hdd then, something like a 8tb barracuda or shucked drive. SMR shouldn't matter much ehre as the ssd can take the writes if you setup caching that way.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id personally just keep the drives seprate as its easily to manage, but you can do this pretty easily with something like storage spaces.

 

Id probably get a cheaper hdd then, something like a 8tb barracuda or shucked drive. SMR shouldn't matter much ehre as the ssd can take the writes if you setup caching that way.

Okay, so instead of having a ssd just use the m.2 and hdd for SMR and storage?


CPU: Intel I7 8700K Coffee Lake 6 core 12 threads

MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix Z-370E

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080

RAM: 32GB DDR4 G.SKILL TridentZ 3000Mhz

Storage: Kingston 120GB SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD, and Intel 660p M.2 NVME 1TB

PSU: Seasonic PRIME Ultra 850W Titanium 80+

Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115I Pro

Case: ThermalTake P5

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8 hours ago, L337h4l said:

Okay, so instead of having a ssd just use the m.2 and hdd for SMR and storage?

id just use the 1tb m.2 you already have for os and programs and some games, and the hdd for games and bigger stoage.

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