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i need advice guys re: hdd and ssd

I'm planning to buy a new storage for my rig currently i have 500 gb western digital blue.
I havent decided yet if i should go for an ssd or should i buy a western digital black 1tb
is it really true that an ssd storage only have a number of times that you can reformat it, and if it really damages it everytime you reformat it? please give me some advice on the pro's and cons of the two

tia
David Gilinsky
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  1. Hdd are are usally more space for a cheaper price with lower write\read speeds. Sdd are smaller, faster read/write speeds but much more expensive. Ssd are at the best to save space in case, acclerate boot times, and for recording gameplay footage. HDD are at their best when space is very important and cost less than 150.
  2. ak47jar3d said:
    Hdd are are usally more space for a cheaper price with lower write\read speeds. Sdd are smaller, faster read/write speeds but much more expensive. Ssd are at the best to save space in case, acclerate boot times, and for recording gameplay footage. HDD are at their best when space is very important and cost less than 150.


    thanks but considering its reliability which one is better lets say we have both good apples which one lasts longer interms of lifespan?

    -David Gilinsky
  3. Best answer
    SSD's will last as long or longer than a HDD since they have no moving parts and are only limited by the write cycles. Hardware.Info ran a test on two Samsung 840's which lasted over 3,000 write cycles and 700TB of writes, which they correlated to a lifespan of 75 years in typical usage. SSD's are great for loading speed, HDD's are great for large storage and price per gigabyte
  4. rehed21 is right, and the extra power consumption of hdd also will hinder its long term existsance compared to ssd.
  5. rehed21, ak47jar3d thanks guys for the feedback i think ill considder gettin the ssd, btw which brand you guys would recommend me to get?
  6. Samsugn, sandisk, curcial, intel, WD and asus are all great and I wouldn't buy anything
    else.
  7. I don't have a preferred brand - Intel and Samsung are known for their reliability but there are other good manufacturers. Just check the reviews of which ever drive you are interested in. Prices are getting cheaper, I've seen 250 gb on sale for around $100 USD and today Newegg is selling via Ebay a 250gb 840 evo for $130.
  8. Thanks guys i appreciate your advice

    -David gilinsky
  9. put your OS and progs on a 240Gb SSD, and use your 500Gb for document storage. You will not regret the speed increase and useability.
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