Originally Posted by nickbuol
I hate you guys... Every time I try to not spend more money, I spend more money. Every time I try to talk myself out of something, I get talked into it. Grrrr...
Of course since I want to build this thing tonight, I am trying to find a local source in Cedar Rapids, IA for a SDD.
Grrrr.... Darn you guys!
Keep in mind I was not trying to "sell" you on SSD (although I use it and believe in the benefits).
Rather, I was advising you against the error in using a data drive for OS. That is a big NO NO. You want to use a dedicated drive for your OS.
If you lose your OS drive... it sucks. But no data lost. You replace it, re install from back up and move on.
If you lose a data drive, you can recover it from parity. (your OS drive has not failed)
If you lose a OS drive that is also a data drive- you lose your install, and your data. No way to recover easily. Not good.
Dedicated OS drive is advised- either SSD or HDD.
You can probably find a dime a dozen Samsung 840 128GB somewhere near $100 ( a good choice if you get stuck)