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What is the best current storage solution?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by BloodTotal, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. BloodTotal

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    Should we store everything on regular harddrives? Or everything on SSD? Or should we have an SSD for some things and then a regular harddrive for others?

    What is the best storage solution for regular home pc users?
     
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    Normal drive is still the best route to go for storage. SSD is better for OS a few programs (Allowing faster load times on those programs).

    I currently use:
    x1 SSD= OS/IDE Software
    x2 Non-SSD= Games/Programs/Etc
     
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    Doesn't matter just keep a backup!
     
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    So the SSD is strictly just for your OS/IDE. So you would route all downloads and etc to your other drives?
     
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    Not strictly... You can use a SSD for anything! For the price/size, the regular drive is your best bet. Your not gonna get anything more out of using a SSD vs regular.. other than faster load of whatever is on the SSD. Hence why most people use them for Operating Systems and a few other apps.

    SSD 1TB cost ~$2000
    Regular 1TB cost ~$100

    For storage, just use a regular drive
     
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    The reason most people use it for OS is because its expensive per Gb. But if you want to store on it its fine but you still need a back up. And don't use IDE
     
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    How long will and SSD just for the OS last?
     
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    Some estimates are as long as 10 years. But it depends on how many writes.
     
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    Get an SSD for your OS and Games. Yourgames will load up super fast.

    My setup.
    180GB SSD - OS & PC Games
    HD 1TB - Videos/Pictures/Backup etc.

    Partitioned the 1TB into 700GB Back-Up and 300GB for a Win 7 x64 Install via Dual Boot.
    My partitioned OS install is my primary where as my SSD is my OS for gaming and Benching.
     
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    If your SSD is big enough, you can use it for everything.
     
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