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60gb SSD vs 500gb HDD

Hello everyone! I have a little something i can't make up my mind on.

I'm a gamer and i'm having troubles deciding if i want 120gb SSD and 500gb HDD space or if i want 60gb SSD and 1tb HDD space.

My question is what would you choose if you were in my position?

I don't play alot of games and i only buy a new one every now and then, not that often.
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  1. Get a 750GB SSHD, that will give you the best of both worlds, and are usually around £70 for a decent one :)
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    The 120 SSD + 500 HDD. You can always add an inexpensive HDD later. But moving the OS installation to a larger SDD later is far more of PITA.

    IMHO, a 60GB SSD is marginally too small. You'll constantly be chasing free space .
  3. Is there a thing called SSHD? Solid state hard drive?

    Edit: just looked it up and according to forums and comparison between SSD and SSHD, the SSD is still alot better. So i'm not gonna get one of those. Atleast i learned something new, thank you :)
  4. Tev0 said:
    Is there a thing called SSHD? Solid state hard drive?


    Solid State Hybrid Drive i think, they're really quick and pretty cheap! Fairly new, that'll be why you haven't heard of them, but definitely worth a look! B-)
  5. SSHDs rock ..... we have two lappies, one with a SSD (Intel 512) and a 7200 rpm HD and a 2nd witha 759 GB Momentus XT...... So far no one in the office can tell which one is which

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148940

    If you can tell the difference between 16 seconds boot time and 17 seconds, then you should get the SSD and HD.
    http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=806&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=7
  6. Yup, so I reallllllyyyyy would go for the SSHD, considering the fact that they are like £60-£70 cheaper too!
  7. 1) Concur, 60 Gig SSD is to small. A) Formatted size approx 56 Gigs, Then must leave approx. 20 % unused so that Wearleveling, Garbage Collector and trim can work their magic keeping the SSD performance (and longevity) close to manuf specs.

    2) SSHD, Great for obtaining "near" SSD OS load times: However, program loads can be hit/miss. While I prefer SSD + HDD, many do find the SSHD a good compromise (On sale less than 130 bucks for the 750 gig Seagate). Remember only 8 gigs is cached and a good % of that is OS load files. Also dual failure points - internal SSD plus mechanical HDD. One Plus is that the 8 Gig internal SSD uses SLC NAND which is typically faster than MLC/Toggle NAND and Has a Higher Write cycle life.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

    3) My choice, go with the 102/128 gig SSD + HDD.
    While the Samsung 840 Pro is an outstanding choice the 840 NON-pro is a great cost effective choice - There is NOT a big performance diff between the two!!
  8. I watched some utube comparison videos and i must say im pretty impressed by how fast it is if you think about the amount of money you spend on it compared to SSD. But at the webbshop im buying all of my parts only got 2 different SSHD, im from sweden so ya it's a little bit different.
    What bothers me is that it says "laptop" http://www.inet.se/sok/sshd

    Does that matter or can i use it on desktops aswell?
  9. Tev0 said:
    I watched some utube comparison videos and i must say im pretty impressed by how fast it is if you think about the amount of money you spend on it compared to SSD. But at the webbshop im buying all of my parts only got 2 different SSHD, im from sweden so ya it's a little bit different.
    What bothers me is that it says "laptop" http://www.inet.se/sok/sshd

    Does that matter or can i use it on desktops aswell?


    "Laptop" pretty much means it is 2.5", and 5400RPM.
    Same SATA connections, so if your case has a mount point for a 2.5" drive, you're OK. Or get an inexpensive 2.5-3.5" adapter.

    My wife's desktop is running off an ex-laptop drive right now.
  10. Meh, i think i will go with 120gb SSD and 500gb HDD anyway :)

    Thanks everyone for helpin me out
  11. ""Laptop" pretty much means it is 2.5", and 5400RPM."
    True if it does not list RPMs, ie the one I linked to is for a 7200 RPM SSHD.
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