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Windows 7: SSD and 2tb HD

14 Feb 2014   #1
DarthZash

Windows 7 Utilmate x64
 
 
SSD and 2tb HD

I was wondering what is the best setup having 1 ssd for os and a HD for data(games,music etc) or having a hybrid drive for everything.


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14 Feb 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

DarthZash,
It depends if it's a lappy or a desktop and even then how much data you really need on the drive. Desktop rigs don't normally suffer from space so separate drives is prefered. Lappy's I say 256gb or larger ssd and then take the spinner and sd card slot and use a usb enclosure and the sd card for back up's and extra data. If these aren't elegant solutions then the hybrid drive to the rescue. Really the ssd in a lappy is all about speed of boot, close and program launching, then energy savings and heat. Once everything is on and opened then the performance of the ssd and hybrid are really the same short of heat and energy use.
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14 Feb 2014   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

well personally id get a sizable ssd 200gb+ and install the os and some games on it. as youll give the games a speedy boost too.
hybrid drives are ok, but give nowhere near the benifits of a full on ssd. whats your budget for both??
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14 Feb 2014   #4
DarthZash

Windows 7 Utilmate x64
 
 

for a desktop. i am a hardcore gamer. I find the loading times are a bit slow sometimes. But I am getting into a argument with my boss. Wich setup is better.
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14 Feb 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

It is better if you have them seperate because then you can seperate documents from the os and programs. I would get a Samsung 840 EVO and a WD Black.
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14 Feb 2014   #6
DarthZash

Windows 7 Utilmate x64
 
 

currently my setup is intel ssd 520 I think 128 gb and western black 2tb. but i find it slow. their are 2 years old
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14 Feb 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthZash View Post
currently my setup is intel ssd 520 I think 128 gb and western black 2tb. but i find it slow. their are 2 years old
It's something else and not those drives !
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14 Feb 2014   #8
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The best setup in your case is an SSD and HDD. I have my OS and the few games I DO play on the SSD and all the rest of my media(music, TV Shows, Movies, etc) on several HDD's. What do you mean you find it slow? What exactly is slow?
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