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March 24, 2014 4:34:40 PM

Hello:
I am making plans for my next build, which will make a grand total of two so far.
My question concerns having my boot drive as SSD and HDD as storage. First of all, is this set up due to cost of SSD storage being so much higher than HDD storage? Would a larger capacity SSD be a better option? I realize the cost would be greater, but convenience is also something to think about. Opinion welcome.
If I go with SSD for boot drive and HDD for storage such as my games, will the games be as responsive if stored on the secondary drive? Would I need to transfer my game to the SSD before being able to play the game?
I have noticed the Crucial 1TB M550 SSD price is really interesting. I presently use the Intel 520 480GB in my desktop. The Intel costs just a few dollars less than the 1 TB Crucial M550. Seems odd the big price difference.
I suppose the NGFF M.2 coming soon is driving these SSD prices down. Thanks in advance for your response.
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March 24, 2014 4:38:01 PM

SSD's only help gaming levels load faster , they don't improve gaming performance.

Games will run fine from a quality HDD as a secondary drive.


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March 24, 2014 5:08:58 PM

If money isn't an issue grab the large SSD
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March 24, 2014 5:28:42 PM

Money is always an issue. I am trying not to build a system that I regret building. I have considered using the Crucial M550 1TB in a RAID 0. The prices on this SSD are so much better than the Intel 730 that I had planned on using.
I have just started to play video games and I want a system that is optimized for that. I tinker with photo editing and games. No office or work related chores. Retirement allows me more spare time than ever before.
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March 24, 2014 7:02:52 PM

If you can swing a 1TB SSD go for it. Theres nothing wrong with an SSD boot drive and a large 2-3TB HDD.. You could run games from both if you choose. Its definitely a nice setup.
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March 24, 2014 7:09:57 PM

Rob423 said:
If you can swing a 1TB SSD go for it. Theres nothing wrong with an SSD boot drive and a large 2-3TB HDD.. You could run games from both if you choose. Its definitely a nice setup.


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