SSD vs HDD

George Lazu

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Hey, i have a limited budget, and my current HDD started having bad sectors, and it's very slow.

I have money for either a Kingston V300 SSD (120 GB) or a 1TB Wester Digital Blue @ 7200rpm.

Which one should i take? My old HDD has 500 gb and i want to keep it until it fails, all my important data is backed up. The SSD is a farily cheap one, actually it's the cheapest i found, so its quality is under question. I don't want it to fail after 1 year of use.

EDIT: of course, i would use the SSD for running the OS, 120 gb is enough to host an OS and some apps.
 

MystoPigz

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An SSD is not necessary in a beginner, raw build (At least that is what I have to say). All it does is boot your computer faster and download "maps" faster. For more information, go here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp. I would just take the 1TB Western Digital hard drive.
 

MystoPigz

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An SSD is not necessary in a beginner, raw build (At least that is what I have to say). All it does is boot your computer faster and download "maps" faster. For more information, go here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp. I would just take the 1TB Western Digital hard drive.
 

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Can you afford both? You can find a 1TB drive for around $50 now. Pair that up with a small 120GB SSD for about the same cost and you will have the best of both worlds. Do you get Newegg promo codes?
 

George Lazu

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My current Samsung 500GB HDD, bough second-hand, which was healthy at purchase, now has an average of 50MB/s read speed (below), and it freezes while installing updates, torrenting, stutters while playing some games, pretty much any activity that requires more than one application using the hard drive results in system freeze or slowing down.

PS: it's has two partitions: OS and everything else



Will the 1TB HDD would bring me the ability to work without freeze? It has a SATA transfer rate of 600MB/s.



Cannot afford both. Maybe sometime in the future.
 

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