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What is the best current storage solution?

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#1
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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#2
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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#5
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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#9
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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#10
If your SSD is big enough, you can use it for everything.