Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

SSD-HDD storage options, what's the best?

Tags:
  • Hard Drives
  • SSD
  • Storage
  • Product
Last response: in Storage
December 27, 2012 12:58:40 AM

I'm building my very first rig and getting into understanding the basics of computer building. I've heard about three different SSD-HDD combination options, which is the best?

Combination 1: A plain SSD and an HDD, with your more important files on the SSD for speed and the HDD for storage. This seems to be the most expensive

Combination 2: An SSD that is purely used for caching, like the Sandisk, with storage on the HDD. I've seen a 32GB one for $50, but would it be suitable for a gamer like me?

Combination 3: A hybrid Hard drive-SSD.


I want the combination that has the best speed performance with price obviously. I plan on using my rig for gaming and putting and using the SSD speed boost for games and the OS itself.

So which would be better of the three?

More about : ssd hdd storage options

December 27, 2012 9:50:53 PM

Anyone know?
m
0
l
December 27, 2012 11:58:06 PM

1. Will give you the best performance.

The only benefit you will see in games is a faster loading of levels from an SSD.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 28, 2012 12:23:08 AM

Alright thanks
m
0
l
a c 288 G Storage
February 11, 2014 10:48:58 AM

I use Option #1 and it works great for me.

Yogi
m
0
l