Solved If I already have a SSD if I get a HDD will it go as fast as my SSD? Tags: SSD Hard Drives Storage Last response: April 6, 2013 5:25 PM in Storage Share steam086 April 6, 2013 5:20:38 PM So I just recently built my PC with a SSD and Im already running low on space. If I get a hard drive rather than another SSD is there a way I can make my Hard Drive read and write as fast as my SSD? More about : ssd hdd fast ssd Best solution Puff3r April 6, 2013 5:24:02 PM Share A hard drive is a mechanical device limited by the speed of the platters and speed of the read heads. Short answer, without attaching another SSD to the hard drive as a cache device, no. Novuake a b G Storage April 6, 2013 5:24:43 PM No definitely not, but since your SSD will be the main drive and reading and writing the most, your system wioll not slow down at all. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dudewitbow a b G Storage April 6, 2013 5:25:37 PM the most you can do is use the ssd as cache for your hdd. itll improve program startup times, but wont be at the same level. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to install win7 on new ssd onto a computer that has win8 already installed on hdd? Forum SolvedAlready upgraded by HDD and now upgrading to SSD and keep the HDD as well Forum SolvedJust got SSD. Want to do clean install, but already used W7 OEM on HDD? Forum SolvedGetting my HDD to show. Windows 7 already shows my SSD card. Forum SolvedGame Development Environment - Virtual Memory on SSD | Fast HDD worth it? | SATA 3 Expansion Card | Memory Frequency @ CPU OC Forum SolvedSSD +2HDD's Slow boot fast shutdown Forum How to set up my HDD with my SSD already running the OS Forum Setting up Raid 1 on two identical HDD. OS Already installed on 1 SSD Forum now do i set up my secondary drive HDD when i have already set everything up on my SSD? Forum SolvedHow do I go from Windows 7 with a HDD to a clean install of Window 8.1 on a SSD? Forum Can RAM compensate for slow HDD speeds? Or are fast SSD's king? Forum Boot SSD+HDD vs fast HDD Forum SolvedReplace HDD with SSD and go back to factory state. Forum SolvedHow would I make my recorded video files automatically go over to an HDD from an SSD? Forum SolvedLooking for a fast HDD to replace my SSD. Forum SolvedHow do I get all stuff to go to the HDD not SSD Forum SolvedInstalling 1 SSD and 3 HDD. How should i go about setting it all up? Forum How to go from HDD+SSD to SSD? Forum [SOLVED] Low speeds on SSD (Standard HDD is just as fast, write) Forum SolvedGoing to purchase an SSD, can I transfer just my OS to the SSD whilst keeping my other files on my current HDD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !