An SSD will make your computer boot and run programs much faster. But it's more expensive per gigabyte than a regular hard drive. If you are short of space an SSD will not help much. If that's the case stick with getting a larger hard drive.
Newer 2TB drives are much faster then old 500 gig drives as well.
Nothing will touch an SSD, but you will not gain space with it.
The optimal setup is
SSD for windows and some programs that NEED speed.
HDD for Desktop/Documents(users profile)/temp files/programs that do not need speed or are not used often.
With SSDs being smaller(64-256gigs on average price range users are willing to buy), you may wish to not use hibernation as it takes lots of space and reduce the page file size.
wolverine 88 said:
Should i upgrade now from 500 GB Sea gate 2.0 to 2TB Western Digital Caviar 6.0 or wait till the prices of Hard Drives go down soon.
if i can ask what do you mean by "Sea gate 2.0" and "Western Digital Caviar 6.0" ?
are you meaning SATA2 (3Gbs) and SATA 3 (6Gbs)?
and what are you going to do with it?
though it really doesn't matter what SATA with a hard drive. prices have gone down considerably since the post flood in thailand (the prices doubled then) but not as cheap as before. but i doubt they will ever be that cheap again in the near future.
what would matter is if you are installing your operating system on it. then you do not want a "green" drive(5400 rpm) that would be rather slow but to add it for extra storage is quite fine.
My storage need is to put my 700gb data + more downloads that will come in future and basically keep it for data storage and back up without much worry to lose my data as happened on seagate 500 usb desktop HDD.
In india only two HDD are available with 2tb portable Seagate expansion usb 3.0 support no info about speed and WD 2tb USB 3.0 support with 7200rpm and 6gbps data transfer speed.
same 2tb Seagate and WD for external use is 400 to 500 rupees cheaper.
which would be better USB external Hdd or internal Hdd ?
if you are
i am going do back up my data like games, movies and music, etc.
the external will be fine.
though a mechcanical drive will not use all the bandwidth of either; in theory the SATA 6.0Gbs will be a bit faster with slightly more bandwidth (6Bgs vs 5Gbs), in AHCI mode it supports Native Command Queing making it more efficient and the USB 3.0 taxes the CPU while transferring large files: http://hothardware.com/News/USB-30-and-SATA-6G-Performa... USB 3
but again for what it seems you are doing, transferring files now and then, USB3.0 will work well enough.