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    HDD vs SSD

    So right now I just bought Windows 8, but with 120 GB of hard drive space. I'm thinking of getting an SSD, but I'm not sure. People say it's way faster, but what's so special about it? What's the difference between HDD and SSD?

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    SSD is way faster than HDD, I can't even think about going back to HDD. I literally load everything within half a second and boot my PC in about 5 seconds. I used to boot in like a minute and a half.

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    Yes it's faster, but it's expensive bullshit

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    If you want to check the difference

    With the price difference, but this difference is of course going back to quality

    Last edited by RobbertTepper; 10-30-2012 at 07:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Yes it's faster, but it's expensive bullshit
    Not everyone is poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Yes it's faster, but it's expensive bullshit
    wtf no it isn't expensive you can get it for the price of a video game.

    pro tip: buy one instead of the new cod

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    Quote Originally Posted by yugurt View Post
    wtf no it isn't expensive you can get it for the price of a video game.

    pro tip: buy one instead of the new cod
    I think he means in comparison to storage sizes.

    I have W7, Ubuntu, and W8 (still trying to get this shit to work properly) on my SSD, then I have two external TB HDD Hybrids for storage. Runs fast as fuck and I saved a little dough

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    SSD is gonna cost you $ out the ass but it's definitely much faster.
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    Which drive would you store your stuff on? HDD or SSD if you have both?

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    A friend of mine got an SSD and HDD. Runs fucking sexy, go for that /

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    are using multiple operating systems of course, is the problem but the suggestion is to use a single system ssd 4ever

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    If you are using it for windows only then you're boot may not even be faster, if you have a slow bios POST then its still just meh

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    Difference is the Sold State Drive reads and writes faster. Doesn't make a difference in gaming though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alday View Post
    Difference is the Sold State Drive reads and writes faster. Doesn't make a difference in gaming though.
    Makes a difference in load times of course, say starting the game, and when the game is generating completely new instances that require to load from the hard drive again.
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    I have Windows 8, single boot only. I have no other plan of dual-booting

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