[SOLVED] Is An All SSD System Worthwhile?

maskedriderchris

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I'm all about using SSDs for my boot drive and regular HDDs for storage, normally. But for my upcoming build, part of me is tempted to look into using all SSDs for both boot and storage drives. Is this worthwhile at all? Saving space in my case is a good thing. But if regular HDDs are preferable for just storage, I wanted to clarify before going further down that road.
 

TJ Hooker

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By and large the only reason HDDs may be preferable as storage is that they're typically cost less, so you can save money for storing stuff where you don't care about speed. If you have room in your budget for buying enough SSD storage to hold all your data there's no downside to doing so.
 

USAFRet

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All depends on your space needs and budget.

My system (listed below) is all SSD. Indeed, all systems in the house except for a 10 year old laptop testbox are SSD only.

All the spinning drives are in or attached to the NAS box.
 

TJ Hooker

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By and large the only reason HDDs may be preferable as storage is that they're typically cost less, so you can save money for storing stuff where you don't care about speed. If you have room in your budget for buying enough SSD storage to hold all your data there's no downside to doing so.
 

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