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What is the difference between SSD and HDD?

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March 2, 2014 9:52:13 PM

Hi, what exactly are the difference between these two? Which one is better? Can i just install SSD without HDD? Does SSD good for gaming?

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March 2, 2014 10:02:48 PM

HDD is mechanical, SSD is not
SSD is A LOT faster than HDD, runs cooler and requires less power.

SSD will not increase your fps, but will reduce loading time (even windows boot time if you have the OS in the SSD)
the usual setup is SSD for the OS and a few games (ssd is only a few gigabytes unless you have lots of money)
then HDD for other files/apps/games
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March 2, 2014 10:03:55 PM

HR7 said:
Hi, what exactly are the difference between these two? Which one is better? Can i just install SSD without HDD? Does SSD good for gaming?

Thanks.

Hey,
The difference is that HDDs use spinning platters to store data, while SSDs use flash storage, like a USB stick. Now, SSDs don't take shock damage because there are no moving parts, which makes them faster too. However, HDDs are much cheaper, with a 120GB SSD costing the same as a 1TB HDD. You don't need an HDD, you can just use an SSD (see most modern ultrabooks), but be prepared to pay more for less storage than the HDD route. SSDs are perfectly fine for gaming, and depending on the circumstances, can give better game performance than an HDD.
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March 2, 2014 10:05:57 PM

Those two are very different mate :

Performance wise SSD is best but it's almost 5 times costlier than an HDD.
SSD won't do much good for gaming,the game might load faster at the beginning ,that's it! Nothing much after that.
It's all with the GPU and CPU.

So you wanted to know about them or you're buying one of them?
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March 3, 2014 12:52:37 AM

@Protino Want to know about them for future use.

Thanks everyone for your answer!
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March 3, 2014 1:39:33 AM

SSD will be very helpful in near future,There'll be games of larger size which take lot's of time to load at the beginning.
SSD will ease that problem up.But their capacity is less and price is too high right now.

If SSD's get cheaper in a year or so,buy a SSD of about 500GB,then use it has a C drive,you know what i mean.
It's like storing all the system data, The OS and app programs,even install games in that drive,it helps to load faster,

In HDD you store movies,music,documents,installation files etc...
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March 4, 2014 8:26:09 AM

Great suggestion man.. thank you :) 
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