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Old 03-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys! i am wondering which kind of drive i should buy for my computer, an hdd or ssd. i built my computer, and i have an i5 processor, and a radeon 6850 graphics card. i use the computer primarily for gaming, and i am looking for preformance. i read many reviews for both kinds of drives, and i didnt find much. the ssds sell for about 3 bucks a gig, but hdds sell for only 20 cents a gig or so. BIG price difference. and, not a big difference in preformance, as far as i can see. just a few seconds faster in reading and writing. i was wondering if you could share your experience, if you have an ssd or an hdd, and which you prefer. thanks lots!

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I use HDDs, but wish I had an SSD.

Really depends on how much space you use and what your budget is.
Buying a 480GB SSD would be awesome, but most people don't have the $ for it.
Typically people get a small-ish (60 or 120GB) SSD for Windows and primary programs, then a larger (500/1TB) HDD for storage and other programs.

*Edit - Also shop around a bit. Can get SSDs closer to $1/GB and HDDs 10c/GB, still steep, but 1/3-1/2 what you're seeing.
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