Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    17

    Adding an SSD to my Laptop

    I have been wondering if having a platter HDD and an SSD both whether it would be better for my gaming laptop to have the OS on the platter drive and my Steam Library on the Secondary SSD drive. I realize the boot times wouldn't change but considering it's a gaming rig, wouldn't my games load faster and transition between maps faster? The boot time doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things, the gaming does. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array davemon50 PC Specs
    davemon50 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus G752VY-DH72 (17") and Asus G752VT-DH74 (17")
    MotherboardAsus ROG LGA2011-v3 Rampage V Edition 10, x99 EATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-6950X Extreme 10-core 25MB Cache 3.0 GHz
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX Red DDR4 DRAM 64GB-4x16 3333 (CMK64GX4M4B3333C16R)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Graphics Card #2Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Sound CardAsus SupremeFX Hi-Fi Audio DAC
    Monitor(2) Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-inch monitors
    Storage #1(3) SSD's - Samsung 960 1TB M.2, Intel 535 480G, Intel 510 250G
    Storage #2(3) HDD's - Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5-in SATA III 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro Series H80
    CaseCorsair Obsidian Series 650D Black, ATX, Mid Tower
    Power SupplyCorsair Digital AXi-Series AX1200i (1200W) 80+ Platinum Rating
    Keyboard Logitech Wireless K360
    Mouse Logitech Wireless MX Anywhere 2
    Headset HyperX Cloud II
    OS Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    davemon50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Reputation
    45
    Posts
    1,002

    There's an improvement running your games off the M.2 SSD. I run all mine off SSD.
    Davemon50

  3. #3
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    17

    Quote Originally Posted by davemon50 View Post
    There's an improvement running your games off the M.2 SSD. I run all mine off SSD.
    I'm actually adding a 1TB SATA3 SSD, I considered the m.2 but I needed the storage space more than the extra speed.
    Samsung 860 evo
    Last edited by rhufus; 05-27-2018 at 03:22 AM.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array davemon50 PC Specs
    davemon50 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus G752VY-DH72 (17") and Asus G752VT-DH74 (17")
    MotherboardAsus ROG LGA2011-v3 Rampage V Edition 10, x99 EATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-6950X Extreme 10-core 25MB Cache 3.0 GHz
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX Red DDR4 DRAM 64GB-4x16 3333 (CMK64GX4M4B3333C16R)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Graphics Card #2Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Sound CardAsus SupremeFX Hi-Fi Audio DAC
    Monitor(2) Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-inch monitors
    Storage #1(3) SSD's - Samsung 960 1TB M.2, Intel 535 480G, Intel 510 250G
    Storage #2(3) HDD's - Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5-in SATA III 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro Series H80
    CaseCorsair Obsidian Series 650D Black, ATX, Mid Tower
    Power SupplyCorsair Digital AXi-Series AX1200i (1200W) 80+ Platinum Rating
    Keyboard Logitech Wireless K360
    Mouse Logitech Wireless MX Anywhere 2
    Headset HyperX Cloud II
    OS Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    davemon50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Reputation
    45
    Posts
    1,002

    Yeah, small improvement I think but I have never run my games off the SATA SSD's that I have in my desktop machine, so can't comment on benchmarking those.
    Davemon50

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    117

    You want your OS on the ssd. Its not just the boot time that improves. In gaming you will only see a slight difference in loading times. Very little gaming gains going from HDD - sata3.

    No offense but Its almost silly to want your OS on the HDD & games on SSD.

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    117

    Quote Originally Posted by Weirdoutworld View Post
    You want your OS on the ssd. Its not just the boot time that improves. In gaming you will only see a slight difference in loading times. Very little gaming gains going from HDD - sata3.

    No offense but Its almost silly to want your OS on the HDD & games on SSD.
    Also, HDD is MUCH more likely to fail (its not an "if" its a "when". Would you rather loose your OS or game library?

  7. #7
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    17

    Quote Originally Posted by Weirdoutworld View Post
    You want your OS on the ssd. Its not just the boot time that improves. In gaming you will only see a slight difference in loading times. Very little gaming gains going from HDD - sata3.

    No offense but Its almost silly to want your OS on the HDD & games on SSD.
    I've never had a system with an SSD yet but I would figure from a failure possibility the SSD would possibly fail before the HDD would; I've only experienced 1 HDD failure in 20 years. How would having the Games on the SSD not increase loading and map transition times even if the OS was installed on the HDD?. I understand the registry entries for the games would be on the platter drive, but the games themselves being on the SSD seems like it would work rather well. I welcome your input; If you would explain further why it would be a bad idea I would appreciate it.

  8. #8
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    17

    Quote Originally Posted by davemon50 View Post
    Yeah, small improvement I think but I have never run my games off the SATA SSD's that I have in my desktop machine, so can't comment on benchmarking those.
    I thank you for your quick answer to my post Sir.

  9. #9
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array davemon50 PC Specs
    davemon50 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus G752VY-DH72 (17") and Asus G752VT-DH74 (17")
    MotherboardAsus ROG LGA2011-v3 Rampage V Edition 10, x99 EATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-6950X Extreme 10-core 25MB Cache 3.0 GHz
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX Red DDR4 DRAM 64GB-4x16 3333 (CMK64GX4M4B3333C16R)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Graphics Card #2Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Sound CardAsus SupremeFX Hi-Fi Audio DAC
    Monitor(2) Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-inch monitors
    Storage #1(3) SSD's - Samsung 960 1TB M.2, Intel 535 480G, Intel 510 250G
    Storage #2(3) HDD's - Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5-in SATA III 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro Series H80
    CaseCorsair Obsidian Series 650D Black, ATX, Mid Tower
    Power SupplyCorsair Digital AXi-Series AX1200i (1200W) 80+ Platinum Rating
    Keyboard Logitech Wireless K360
    Mouse Logitech Wireless MX Anywhere 2
    Headset HyperX Cloud II
    OS Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    davemon50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Reputation
    45
    Posts
    1,002

    Quote Originally Posted by rhufus View Post
    I've never had a system with an SSD yet but I would figure from a failure possibility the SSD would possibly fail before the HDD would; I've only experienced 1 HDD failure in 20 years. How would having the Games on the SSD not increase loading and map transition times even if the OS was installed on the HDD?. I understand the registry entries for the games would be on the platter drive, but the games themselves being on the SSD seems like it would work rather well. I welcome your input; If you would explain further why it would be a bad idea I would appreciate it.

    I have heard rumors that SSD's fail on much use. Like you, I've never had an HDD failure, for me it's been almost 30 years, I've been computing since college.
    Davemon50

  10. #10
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    17

    Quote Originally Posted by davemon50 View Post
    I have heard rumors that SSD's fail on much use. Like you, I've never had an HDD failure, for me it's been almost 30 years, I've been computing since college.
    In my Theoretical setup the SSD shouldn't fail from overuse due to the constant read/write being contained to the primary (platter) drive. I'm not speaking from experience on the SSD placement issue because I've never had the pleasure of using one; which is the purpose of this thread. Might be interesting to hear from someone who has actually set it up that way to benefit from their experience. Maybe I'll be the Guinea pig on this one.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •