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November 29, 2012 10:36:24 PM

Hello. I am building a gaming pc, and I have been looking into hard drives. I was going to get an SSD until I read many articles saying that SSDs wear down fast. So I guess my question is should I get a small SSD (128-256gb) with a second HDD (750gb-1tb), or should I stick with a 10,000 rpm hard drive? Will I really notice a difference in gaming/noise/heat with an good 10,000 rpm HDD?

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November 29, 2012 10:44:46 PM
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In ordinary usage an SSD should easily last many years. I don't worry too much about my SSD wearing out quickly.
November 29, 2012 10:53:00 PM

SSDs are great. Best upgrade outside of CPU/GPU. Unless you transfer files between drives all day they should last quite a few years. I have had mine for a year and half now and it still performs as good as when I got it.
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November 29, 2012 11:09:48 PM

xFriarx said:
SSDs are great. Best upgrade outside of CPU/GPU. Unless you transfer files between drives all day they should last quite a few years. I have had mine for a year and half now and it still performs as good as when I got it.


Thanks for the info! I read all of these articles that are like horror stories about how you have to do a whole bunch of things to prolong the life of the SSDs or they will fail within a few months.
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November 29, 2012 11:12:51 PM

mrbowler said:
Thanks for the info! I read all of these articles that are like horror stories about how you have to do a whole bunch of things to prolong the life of the SSDs or they will fail within a few months.


Where are these articles? If that's literally what they said without exaggeration that's nonsense.
November 29, 2012 11:26:22 PM

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November 29, 2012 11:28:07 PM

SchizTech said:
Where are these articles? If that's literally what they said without exaggeration that's nonsense.


I'll try to find them again. There were 2 or 3 that gave a whole list of what to do. I didn't save them. In any case, I will definitely go with a SSD. You have put my fears to rest.
November 30, 2012 12:52:10 AM

Well those tweaks will help prolong the life/improve the performance of the SSD (in theory), but regardless they should last for a few years.
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