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June 4, 2013 5:43:45 PM

About to build my second system but I'm dumber than I look and need help. Putting aside that I pretty much know basics, and that I should use an SSD for my primary drive, I was reading about Hybrid drives and watching comparisons on U-Tube and wonder if this is the way to go with my storage as well. I also read that I can use a cheap SSD drive as cache for a hard drive - using Smart Response Technology. But then I read that it isn't what I might think.
So my question is: already using an SSD for my boot drive, what would be the best way to set up a storage drive using one 3TB WDRE Hard drive? Do I tweak it with gadgets? Or simply go old school with less problems?

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June 4, 2013 5:51:24 PM

SSD for boot, HDD for storage. Old/new school for far fewer hassles.

Just install the HDD and go for it.
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June 4, 2013 5:51:28 PM

If you're using a SSD as the primary boot drive, then the HDD would be a storage drive. Just plug it in and use it. You don't need to tweak the HDD. It's like using an external hard drive. You just use it as regular storage.
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June 4, 2013 11:06:13 PM

USAFRet said:
SSD for boot, HDD for storage. Old/new school for far fewer hassles.

Just install the HDD and go for it.


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