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Advantages of ssd?

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December 26, 2013 1:33:57 AM

For my gaming pc which will be used for heavy gaming, I am not sure if I should use an hdd and an ssd, or just an hdd. What are the benefits of using both, and which ones should I use? I also plan to download movies, tv shows but mostly games.

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December 26, 2013 1:38:20 AM

The advantage of an SSD is FASTER ACCESS TIME. That is all. Your computer will boot up faster, will load applications off the SSD faster, and load game maps faster. Outside of that, there are no other advantages. A SSD is more of a luxury. Alternatively, a SSHD is also quite good for a cheaper cost. While the SSHD is not as efficient, it can make a larger difference than accessing from a HDD.
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December 26, 2013 1:38:38 AM

SSDs only improves general responsiveness, gaming performance remains the same except for loading times.

If you are on a tight budget, then stick to a normal HDD.
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December 26, 2013 1:40:37 AM

ksham said:
The advantage of an SSD is FASTER ACCESS TIME. That is all. Your computer will boot up faster, will load applications off the SSD faster, and load game maps faster. Outside of that, there are no other advantages. A SSD is more of a luxury. Alternatively, a SSHD is also quite good for a cheaper cost. While the SSHD is not as efficient, it can make a larger difference than accessing from a HDD.


Thanks for the answer! But how would you choose what games to put on the ssd if i were to get both? And what is an ideal SSHD to use below 100$?
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December 26, 2013 1:44:22 AM

Whichever games you are playing at the time. I recommend a minimum size for a SSD to be 120GB. And not sure of any SSHD currently within $100. There was a holiday special on Newegg for a 2TB SSHD for $99.99 but that is already over. I was lucky to snag one. Still, you can buy a 2TB for $140 or a 1TB for around $110.
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