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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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a c 620 G Storage
June 4, 2013 5:51:24 PM
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SSD for boot, HDD for storage. Old/new school for far fewer hassles.

Just install the HDD and go for it.
a b G Storage
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.
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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