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What's your preferred storage option ?

SSDs are too expensive for me. SSHD is more affordable for the speed and capacity.




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SSD. I have a 500gb Samsung SSD with my OS installed on it. Boot time is literally like 2 seconds with it... Theyre well worth the price imo
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I have two 1tb SSDs, two 500gb SSDs, and i have two 4tb HDDs.. it all depends on the purpose... ssds for gaming and fast startups, and hdds for storage.. i really havent found a SSHD drive worth my time at least... they are typically a better split in performance to capacity per cost..
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My boot drive is an M.2 NVME Samsung 960 Pro. My storage drive is a 7,200 RPM 1TB mechanical HD. My PC boots in about 20 seconds.
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I'll just put my laptop in sleep mode (99% of the time). It will boot up in 1/2 of second even with HDD.

I don't know how long SSHD or SSD will last. My old laptop's HDD didn't last more than 4 1/2 year (on 10-12hr/day 7 day/week).
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Buy a 250gb SSD for $100 (e.g. samsung 850 evo) and a 2TB HDD for $120 (e.g. western digital black). Now you have the best mix of performance, capacity, and price.

performance + capacity - price = big SSD
capacity + price - performance = HDD
performance + price - capacity = small SSD
performance + capacity + price = HDD and small SSD

Edit: I wouldn't recommend SSHD. They are much closer to the HDD side of the spectrum than the SSD side, so they are basically just a slightly faster version of an HDD.
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I have a 2TB SSHD. Had two small SSD but both bit the dust really fast and became paperweights. Since I can't afford a bigger SSD and don't really want to risk another paperweight I just went SSHD and have no problems. Boot speed is about 1m 21s but that is fast enough considering most of the time I just have it in sleep mode.
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SSD for OS
HDD for storage/capacity.

That's what I've been using for several years.
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SSD all the way baby. Never going back. I have two 1tb SSDs in my PC and another in my PS4. With how quick everything is I'm never going back to regular HDD plus SSDs have become really affordable now a days. and yes I know the difference in load times for a HDD and SSD in a PS4 is neglible bit there was a good deal I couldn't pass up at the time.
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SSDs are better, plan and simple. Every test shows that you can get better read/write times and they last longer. Here is a video from 4 years ago that can show the difference, well on a PS3 that has limitations, but still the difference is pretty huge.

Anyway I say get the SSD spend the money you will be happier.
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Huge hard drives. I want a 10TB.
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SSD as the main drive, HDD as storage. I think HDD still have a place. They are built like tanks. I have a 60gb 5400 rpm HDD from 2002 that still works.
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Posted 10/21/17 , edited 10/21/17

glaukopes wrote:

Buy a 250gb SSD for $100 (e.g. samsung 850 evo) and a 2TB HDD for $120 (e.g. western digital black). Now you have the best mix of performance, capacity, and price.

performance + capacity - price = big SSD
capacity + price - performance = HDD
performance + price - capacity = small SSD
performance + capacity + price = HDD and small SSD

Edit: I wouldn't recommend SSHD. They are much closer to the HDD side of the spectrum than the SSD side, so they are basically just a slightly faster version of an HDD.


I second this. However, I have an older Raptor that I use as well. SSD for OS and games I play the most. Raptor for the other games. HDD for storage.
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I prefer SSDs.
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Posted 10/21/17 , edited 10/22/17
Western Digital Black Drive: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=western+digital+black&N=50001306&isNodeId=1

Performance and reliability. My linux is already fast enough if I had an SSD it would be like lightning but I'd rather have more space and a drive that lasts a long time.



21stCenturyGemini wrote:

SSD for OS
HDD for storage/capacity.

That's what I've been using for several years.


Don't need that OS SSD if you run Linux
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