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Old 07-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Hello I want to add a second hard drive to a pc I just purchased that came with a 2tb 7200rpm drive. Should I add another 7200rpm drive or a solid state drive??

Does my operating system need to be on the solid state drive for it to be affective?
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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It depends what you'd be using it for. If it's fir data storage you're best just getting another HDD, and perhaps consider RAID. If however it's for the OS and maybe a select few programs you're best getting an SSD, they're quite cheap (relatively) at the moment. If you need any suggestions for which SSD/HDD to get just ask.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I will be using it mostly for music, video, and pictures. Any recomendations on which brand hd to buy??
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If you want to put it into RAID then you're best buying an identical HDD to your current drive. If not then I'd recommend a western digital black or blue. If you don't have the money to buy that (or don't want to) then a samsung or seagate will be fine.
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Thanks for the help. Can you tell me what is special about the western digital black and or blue drives??
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The blue drives are designed to run cooler and the black drives are higher performance.
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Cool. Which would you recommend out of the two. A blue or a black?
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Black, solely down to the fact that I've never had a problem with them before
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Awesome Thanks.

I just ordered a WD Black 1tb off of amazon..
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I still can't get my head round the fact that someone can need 3tb worth of storage without needing/wanting an ssd
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