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If the OS is using the paging file while the game is loading (not unusual, as other things are paged out to accommodate the game), that will load the SSD considerably. So you'd get a benefit from either a second SSD or turning the pagefile off - provided you have enough RAM. The latter used to be recommended on SSDs to extend the lifetime.


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Short answer: No. Your 240GB SSD is likely faster than your 120GB one. You could stripe/RAID0 them, but that has implications. Long version: You could software-RAID0 (stripe) the 120GB with the 240GB drive, which would get you extra performance, but that'd probably mean you're going to waste 120GB of that 240GB drive, and you wouldn't be able to boot from ...


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Here's a different angle than the other answers, or perhaps a slight expansion on something Jonathan Drapeau said in his answer. By having your games on a different hard drive, you allow your OS to use the space more effectively on its own drive. One of the thing modern OS's do is save data from memory to storage(SSD in this case) when it isn't likely to ...


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If the two drives are on different datapaths, you will notice a substantial improvement. Most motherboards have all drives on the same datapath though (some high end ones have two separate datapaths). If you are looking for an improvement with only a single datapath, you have to find what the maximum thouroughput and average thouroughput of the path is, and ...


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Since you're already on SSD, adding another as an extra drive will not improve performance much (if at all). The difference would be negligible unless you had a really bad drive or one that already has bad sectors. Any SSD would be faster than a traditional hard drive. With that said, you should still consider using it as a game drive instead of using your ...


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Unless your 120 SSD is really better than your 240 one (if the 120 has a SATA version higher than the 240 for example and your motherboard support it), you won't notice a difference if there's any. It might be a little bit faster under some circumstances. The main advantage of having a different SSD for your games will be that it won't be accessed when your ...



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