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What to store on SSD vs HDD

Zark

71 months ago

Hi all!

I recently purchased my parts for a new PC build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Zark/saved/3Ml8

As you can see I am only using a 256gb ssd for storage: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009NB8WRU/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=pcpapi-20

I was thinking about purchasing a 1tb hdd as well: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005T3GRNW/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005T3GRNW&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&tag=hardwarevol03-20

I plan to use my pc for gaming, video recording, and editing. What are your thoughts on storage? Should I go ahead and purchase the hdd?

If I did purchase the hdd, what would go on the ssd and hdd? I know the os would go on the ssd, but what about applications, video recordings (in the process of editing, and completed), and last but not the least games. I read that games could go on the ssd for faster load times but considering I would be deleting games after finishing them to reinstall new ones, would that decrease the reliability of the ssd in the long run)

Thanks!

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

SSD: OS and all software. HDD: All data, including video material. Depending on OS and size of editing files, create/use RAMdisk.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. What about games? & as far as recording goes, if I recorded them on an hdd, would I then use the application on the ssd to edit them?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly. You may also want to store a backup image of your SSD to your HDD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you have 240GB or more you can store a couple of games on your SSD. It will considerably accelerate load times.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Use the HDD for storing files that you rarely access. Keep your current video projects on the SSD. They're more reliable and saving them won't take as long.

Install games to the SSD. Deleting games from the SSD constantly won't reduce the lifespan in practice.

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