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November 10, 2013 6:39:25 AM

Hi,
I'm in the process of picking parts for a decent gaming pc and was wondering which storage solution would be better: a 2tb sshd for £85 or a 64gb ssd and a 2tb hdd totaling £100.

I've heard the sshds have 8gb of ssd in them so wanting the opinion of someone with more experience than me on whether an extra 56gb of ssd would be worth the extra £15

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November 10, 2013 6:44:37 AM
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Get the 2 drives. Put windows on the SSD for faster boot time, and the programs that you use most frequently/ long load times on the SSD. Everything else can go on the HDD.
November 10, 2013 7:17:10 AM

But do you think the extra 54gb will be any use as the OS will easy go on the 8gb of ssd on the sshd and it's more for gaming than anything else?
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November 10, 2013 7:31:06 AM

That's not how they work. And windows it around 20GB. It uses that as a cache to read and open things faster, like ram for the hard drive in a way.
November 10, 2013 7:51:25 AM

aah! i see. so do ssds work any differently
November 10, 2013 8:05:53 AM

okatashin said:
aah! i see. so do ssds work any differently


In general, no. One thing to make sure is not to defrag it. That will actually ruin it.
November 10, 2013 8:13:34 AM

right. but if you dont put things on it rather it just reads and opens things faster what benefit does more gbs give?
November 10, 2013 8:14:25 AM

okatashin said:
right. but if you dont put things on it rather it just reads and opens things faster what benefit does more gbs give?


More space?
November 10, 2013 8:17:31 AM

so... it can just speed up more things?
November 10, 2013 8:29:11 AM

also, should i only put the ssd in when running the pc for the first time so everything to do with the booting automatically goes on the ssd then put the hard drive in afterwards
November 10, 2013 8:45:18 AM

Yes, put the SSD in 1st.
November 10, 2013 8:59:46 AM

k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies.
November 10, 2013 9:05:09 AM

okatashin said:
k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies.


No problem.
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