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SSD or Regular Hard Drive?


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#1 oofsector24

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

I have all my documents on a regular hard drive... Would it be hard to move just the Operating system to a SSD and keep my documents on the regular hard drive?

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

View Postoofsector24, on 01 December 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

I have all my documents on a regular hard drive... Would it be hard to move just the Operating system to a SSD and keep my documents on the regular hard drive?

Definitely recommend putting your OS on an SSD. Boot times will get a lot faster ;)
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#3 DarkAK47

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:36 AM

OS and few most used programs on SSD. Everything else use a HDD. Although SSD prices are going down, eventually HDD will be a thing of the past.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:10 PM

I always use SSD for my servers and also for anything where an OS is running.

I'm using Hard-Drives for anything data-related

If possible, I'm using SSDs for anything database-related aswell.

#5 Makumba

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

definitely go for SSD, yes it's more expensive but the performance gain you will get over an hdd is insane. Even SSD for SATA2 are good enough. There will be people telling you to get SSD with M.2 interface, it will be more expensive than regulat SSD for sata, and you need a mohterboard that has support for it.

Personally running on SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500GB, it's pretty good. I will need bigger one now, since 500GB is not much to me.

#6 Damkmemes

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:43 AM

I would say SSD as most SSD's have come down in price and if you look in the right places you can find them for the same price as a decent HDD

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:36 AM

How much total data do you have to store? Most people don't have so many documents that they take up a lot of space. Typically, unless there are a lot of media files, an SSD will have enough storage space for most people. I recommend seeing how much data you really have, and seeing if an SSD that can hold it all is within your budget. This may also be a good time to upgrade your RAM.
A faster SSD drive, more RAM, and a freshly installed OS can make an old computer seem like new.

#8 notham123

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 02:05 PM

SSD's are so much better. They are dropping in price like crazy and I had my Rust boot time drop from 5 min+ on my HDD to under a minute on my new SSD. Definitely worth the money but make sure you get a good brand, like Samsung which I would highly recommend,

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:46 AM

SSD for Operation System (Windows/Linux/etc), softwares, etc.... HDD just for more space avaible for games, documents.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:28 PM

SSD is definitely better for most users, HDD still has the advantage of price per gigabyte is very low.

A combination, boot drive is SSD and secondary storage on HDD might be a good choice. But I think most people have gone fully over to SSD now the price has come down.

#11 1337MEGAPAWEL

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:50 AM

SSD for OS and usefull programs, HDD for data like a pictures,movies,porn or documents :D

#12 Relu

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 02:49 AM

I choose SSD for the incredible speed he have, u can put your windows on it and your boot it's only 15 MAX seconds. And i choose HDD for data storage.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:18 AM

View Postoofsector24, on 01 December 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

I have all my documents on a regular hard drive... Would it be hard to move just the Operating system to a SSD and keep my documents on the regular hard drive?

As someone who recently upgraded from a fairly decent hdd to a cheap chinesse dram-less 240gb ssd and i have to say the diference is incomparable. I keep my old 750gb hdd for file storage and use the ssd for windows and apps and it the results is amazing. I had upgraded cpu, ram and gpu in the past but nothing showed so much improvement as the ssd.

#14 BenOwns

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:44 PM

I would go with a M.2 NVMe as your boot drive( faster ) and then a large 1TB or more SSD for your games etc.
Hell... even the NVMe drives are not that in price anymore.

#15 Nopdop

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:53 PM

I used an HDD for everything for a really long time. I just switched to a nice SSD. Honestly, paying the premium even for random stuff like documents was worth it to me.

#16 advajta

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:14 AM

Well put OC on SSD system is loaded faster at times. To put on the SSD program requires a lot of processing of files.
Going to SSD will feel a strong difference compared to SSD
But for maximum effect you need to use a connection via PCI as the maximum speed of SATA 3 (500 MB/s)
And you can use photos and movies on a regular HDD I personally do so)

#17 IAmOptimus24

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 01:26 PM

SSD. That shouldn't be a question lol.
SSD's read and write at least 10x faster than normal HDD.
I have 3 in my personal computer and 1 on my server.
All of them are Samsung as I believe that is the most reliable brand and cheaper than Intel as well.

#18 brunoshp

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

SSD for system operation, is very very fast than HD, but i use HD for salve all my files and cocumennts

#19 Kajskyy

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:05 AM

If you are going to make a computer to play, then I recommend SSD drive the most, if you do not have that much money, HDD as a last resort

#20 RK1Arcade

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:07 PM

SSD's are way faster than conventional HDD's.




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