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Would it be dumb to just put a 250gb ssd in a build and then just use a 2tb external hard drive for storage?

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February 22, 2014 9:22:50 AM

might seem kinda dumb but its something i never seen maybe becuse its not worth it but id just like to know what your thoughts are!
a c 241 G Storage
February 22, 2014 10:01:08 AM

Not dumb at all. Buy the largest capacity SSD you can afford then you won't need to worry about it filling up, especially if that's going to be your only internal drive (not counting the optical drive) since you'll have to install all your apps on it too, so anything smaller would soon fill up.
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February 22, 2014 10:03:40 AM

Wouldn't be dumb.

But I think people put internal HDD because it's easier to make partitions into Movies, Music and Games into different drives and then just store it in the computer.

You could use an external for the same purpose though.
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February 22, 2014 10:19:43 AM

No, it is not dumb. In fact, it is a typical configuration. Consumers and gamers usually have one solid state drive for the operating system, software applications, utilities, and a few favorite games. All other data is stored on a hard disk drive. Typically the other data is stored on an internal hard disk drive, but an external hard drive will work too.
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February 22, 2014 10:27:13 AM

Bassim Ansari said:
Wouldn't be dumb.

But I think people put internal HDD because it's easier to make partitions into Movies, Music and Games into different drives and then just store it in the computer.

You could use an external for the same purpose though.


JohnnyLucky said:
No, it is not dumb. In fact, it is a typical configuration. Consumers and gamers usually have one solid state drive for the operating system, software applications, utilities, and a few favorite games. All other data is stored on a hard disk drive. Typically the other data is stored on an internal hard disk drive, but an external hard drive will work too.


would it be safer to do external or am i running the same or bigger risk doing that?
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February 22, 2014 10:46:14 AM

There is no inherent risk in using an external hard disk drive instead of an internal hard disk to store data. Consumers do it all the time. In fact, external drives and colorful external drive enclosures have become quite a sizeable niche market. Part of the rise in popularity is due to the fact that small portable mobile computers are outselling desktop pc's. Typically the really small mobile pc's only have room for one storage device. Extra storage has to be accomplished with external devices.
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