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Mutes the Meat
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I use wine to play games on linux, and by default wine installs software to your home directory. I plan on using a RAID5 as my home directory. Would this hinder game performance in a noticeable way? If so then that means I'd have to buy a larger (more expensive) SSD :(
 

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make a directory on the ssd and link the .wine folder to it?

mv .wine .wine.old
mkdir /immafag
chown zepp
ln -s /immafag .wine/
????
profit
 

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Mutes the Meat
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Well, yeah, a symlink, or just an edit to the wine config could tell wine to install on the SSD. I know this much :lol:

I just need to know if running the games from the RAID would suck. As it is now I am planning on a 60GB SSD for linux and all the other programs, and I need to know whether I have to change that plan.

Or, I could try it in RAID10, because according to discussion from another thread, it is faster.
 

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Mutes the Meat
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Hmm good point.

Maybe I should just stop thinking :lol:
 

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Why the fuck would running off raid slow you down? You get n-1 disk read speeds when using an n-disk raid5 array, iirc. What the fuck are you talking about? :lol:
 

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Mutes the Meat
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I have no experience running RAID in a setup like this, so I honestly have no clue. Articles online keep talking about speed issues, but I am guessing that it is more for writes than reads. Plus I tend to overthink shit :lol:
 

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Mutes the Meat
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Don't you use Windows? :squint:
 

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Yes, I also enjoy being able to play games without fannying about with any additional, unneccessary shit :)


(althought online verification does my fucking tits in :pissed:)
 

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Mutes the Meat
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Far too much hassle :lol: Besides, why bother when I get free Windows licenses from work and can use their support? :D
Because using Windows is a hassle in itself :lol:

My stress level setting up a linux install and using wine is much lower than using Windows as it is intended to be used. I actually find linux oddly therapeutic :lol:
 
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