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Old 11-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hello I have been thinking about building a really good gaming pc and I wondered If it would be be better to go with a 256gb SSD for the os and a few games and a 3tb HDD for pictures and software or a 1tb SSD for just everything?
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SSD + HDD

You're going to pay a ton of money for a 1TB SSD at current market price. The problem with that is you're throwing money away. SSD's don't have a reputably long life span, so you may even lose all your data. When comparing performance between an SSD and a HDD, pictures and songs don't necessarily suffer when accessed from a spinning disk.

The whole point is to have the performance boost of the SSD. So, get a 256GB SSD and run OS+Programs from there to get your performance boost and house all the pertinent "I would like to keep this ish for some time" data on the spinning disk.
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Thanks, Though I have another question. Is the Samsung 840 Evo series or the Samsung 840 Pro series a better choice for a 256gb SSD?
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The pro is the higher end model.
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Default Re: SSD Or SSD and HDD?

For further reading, I made a reply for a similar thread before. Here it is:
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