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 Best solution shadow32 November 10, 2013 6:44:37 AM 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. Share 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? m 0 l Related resources Budget gaming system - SSD vs SSHD (NOT hdd) for boot drive and games - Forum SSD + HDD VS SSD + SSHD; and how to convert an HDD to a External Drive - Forum ssd vs sshd vs hdd - Forum SSD primary, HDD VS SSHD as secondary - 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. m 0 l okatashin November 10, 2013 7:51:25 AM aah! i see. so do ssds work any differently m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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? m 0 l okatashin November 10, 2013 8:17:31 AM so... it can just speed up more things? m 0 l 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 m 0 l shadow32 November 10, 2013 8:45:18 AM Yes, put the SSD in 1st. m 0 l okatashin November 10, 2013 8:59:46 AM k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies. m 0 l shadow32 November 10, 2013 9:05:09 AM okatashin said:k, thx for the advice, really appreciate the fast replies. No problem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSSHD vs HDD vs SSD Forum SolvedSSHD (Hybrid Drive) vs HDD Boost vs SSD? Forum SolvedSSHD vs HDD+SSD Forum SolvedSSHD vs SSD vs HDD Forum SSHD vs 7200RPM 2.5" HDD vs SSD + External HDD Forum SSHD + SSD vs SSHD vs HDD+ SSD Forum sshd raid 0 vs ssd + hdd with intel srt Forum SolvedSsd and sshd or hdd Forum SolvedSSD + HDD or SSHD Forum Solved500gb SSHD, 750gb HDD, or small 128 SSD Forum SolvedSSHD or HDD or SSD Forum SolvedSSD + HDD or SSD + SSHD? Forum Solvedssd, hdd, sshd Forum SolvedSSHD vs HDD Forum SolvedmSATA SSD vs SSHD vs 7200RPM drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !