Solved sshd vs ssd and hdd Tags: sshd Hard Drives PC gaming Storage SSD Storage Management Storage Solutions Data Storage Last response: November 10, 2013 9:05 AM in Storage Share okatashin 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 More about : sshd ssd hdd Reply to okatashin Best solution shadow32 November 10, 2013 6:44:37 AM Share 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. Reply to shadow32 okatashin 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? Reply to okatashin Related resources SSHD vs HDD vs SSD - Forum SSHD (Hybrid Drive) vs HDD Boost vs SSD? - Forum SSHD vs HDD+SSD - Forum SSHD vs SSD vs HDD - Forum SSD and HDD vs. SSD and SSHD? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shadow32 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. Reply to shadow32 okatashin November 10, 2013 7:51:25 AM aah! i see. so do ssds work any differently Reply to okatashin shadow32 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. Reply to shadow32 okatashin 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? Reply to okatashin shadow32 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? Reply to shadow32 okatashin November 10, 2013 8:17:31 AM so... it can just speed up more things? Reply to okatashin okatashin 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 Reply to okatashin shadow32 November 10, 2013 8:45:18 AM Yes, put the SSD in 1st. Reply to shadow32 okatashin November 10, 2013 8:59:46 AM k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies. Reply to okatashin shadow32 November 10, 2013 9:05:09 AM okatashin said:k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies. No problem. Reply to shadow32 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolved500gb SSHD, 750gb HDD, or small 128 SSD ForumSolvedSSHD or HDD or SSD ForumSolvedSSD + HDD or SSD + SSHD? ForumSolvedssd, hdd, sshd ForumSolvedssd vs sshd ForumSolvedSSHD vs SSD?? ForumSolved1 tb SSHD vs 2 tb HDD ForumSolvedSSHD vs. HDD ForumSolvedSSHD vs. HDD ForumSolvedSSHD vs. HDD ForumSolvedLooking for Laptop HDD to replace dying drive. Seagate Momentus XT vs. new Seagate Momentus SSHD vs. WD Scorpio Blue ForumSSHD OR HDD and SSD? ForumSolvedLooking for a new primary hard drive? (SSD vs SSHD) Forumsshd raid0 vs ssd+hd? Forumsshd vs hdd More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !