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    Question SSD vs HDD

    Hi, since SSD's are cheaper, faster and more reliable, I was wanting to run a 256 or 512 SSD as my data drive and just backup to a HDD, what do you guys think?

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    Default Re: SSD vs HDD

    Yes!

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    Default Re: SSD vs HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor2014 View Post
    Hi, since SSD's are cheaper, faster and more reliable, I was wanting to run a 256 or 512 SSD as my data drive and just backup to a HDD, what do you guys think?

    A lot of us use an SSD for a boot drive with maybe the most played game or 2 installed on it. The vast majority goes onto a secondary platter drive for capacity. 1-3Tb to store movies, games, backups, and porn.
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    Default Re: SSD vs HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    A lot of us use an SSD for a boot drive with maybe the most played game or 2 installed on it. The vast majority goes onto a secondary platter drive for capacity. 1-3Tb to store movies, games, backups, and porn.
    Well on my old rig I had the OS on a SSD, my data on a HDD and an external for backup. For this new rig I'm going to have the OS on a SSD, my data on a SSD and have a HDD as backup (and also maybe an external). So I guess as long as a person doesn't write too much to that data drive, it should last a few years. That was my only concern.

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    Default Re: SSD vs HDD

    On my latest build, I have a 480GB SSD for my OS and a 120GB SSD for games. I back up to a 16TB NAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    On my latest build, I have a 480GB SSD for my OS and a 120GB SSD for games. I back up to a 16TB NAS.
    Nice. Mine is the other way around with the smaller SSD used for the OS.

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    Not all of my games will fit onto that 120GB SSD, but the ones that I play most do,..............

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    I run 2 x 240 gb in a raid 0 and run everything from that, backing it up to a 1 tb external. Love the speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    A lot of us use an SSD for a boot drive with maybe the most played game or 2 installed on it. The vast majority goes onto a secondary platter drive for capacity. 1-3Tb to store movies, games, backups, and porn.
    You can fit your porn on a 3Tb??!?!?!?!?! I need at least an Petabyte
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    I run 2 x 240 gb in a raid 0 and run everything from that, backing it up to a 1 tb external. Love the speed.
    That's probably the best way to go for most of us. I have two 120GB Kingston SSDnow drives that I'm saving for my next build. Not the fastest out, but will be good in RAID (i think)

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