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  1. Josiah23's Avatar
    Hey WC

    What drive do you use as your main storage?
    HDD or an SSD? This could be your boot drive or a second drive with more storage. Anything you want.

    Maybe you could share which name brand drive you have/prefer and the total storage capacity it holds.

    How many storage devices do you have? (I have wayyy to many, lol)

    How long have you had it?

    The discussion is open to all
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    04-09-2017 02:37 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    I have a crap load. But only have a Samsung EVO 850 (512gb) installed now as my primary or main aka OS drive. Storage, I have a couple of SSHDs and a couple HDDs.

    Have two SSDs that I have sitting on my desk that I'm not using. Not sure why.
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    04-09-2017 02:40 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    2TB HDD in me ancient desktop.
    256GB in me ancient notebook.
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    04-09-2017 02:42 PM
  4. Josiah23's Avatar
    I have a crap load. But only have a Samsung EVO 850 (512gb) installed now as my primary or main aka OS drive. Storage, I have a couple of SSHDs and a couple HDDs.

    Have two SSDs that I have sitting on my desk that I'm not using. Not sure why.
    Same! I have a Intel SSD (around only 200Gb) and a Sandisk or Kingston SSD (Not sure of the storage capacity) sitting on my desk.

    I might just sell them or something, lol.



    2TB HDD in me ancient desktop.
    256GB in me ancient notebook.
    Nice!

    "ancient" Lol. I use to have an old Macintosh G3... you know, this thing.

    "Think Different" Lol

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    04-09-2017 03:09 PM
  5. kaktus1389's Avatar
    SSD for the OS and some of the programs I use, HDD for the Steam Library, lol

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 950
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    05-15-2017 04:03 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    The fifty dollar 2.5" HDD I recently purchased for a second drive evidently is no slouch even though it's @ 5400 rpm.
    Seems to read/write quickly on this new notebook that did include the SSD as the main drive.
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    05-15-2017 05:09 PM
  7. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've always wanted to get a stripped SSD raid array for my main drive (obviously with regular backups as I already so). You know, so the speed is just insane. Could use cheap SSDs too like 64gb or 128gb.

    Currently 128GB ssd, 1tb hhd for media, and 2tb external disk for backups.
    05-15-2017 10:36 PM
  8. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    1TB SSD main drive. 500GB SSD + 256GB SSD extra storage drives.

    8TB & 4TB external HDDs for storage. I store a lot of pics and vids.
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    05-16-2017 12:13 AM
  9. kaktus1389's Avatar
    1TB SSD main drive. 500GB SSD + 256GB SSD extra storage drives.
    8TB & 4TB external HDDs for storage. I store a lot of pics and vids.
    Wooooow now that is a LOT of space! Could probably install all Ubisoft games with all 10-12 GB updates there and still have 500 GB left :D
    05-16-2017 09:22 AM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I have a WD 256 M.2 SSD. I got this after I built my gaming rig as this option allowed me to remove a hardware cage, to potentially upgrade a larger GPU if I want.
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    05-21-2017 11:51 AM
  11. Zulfigar's Avatar
    SSD for the OS and some of the programs I use, HDD for the Steam Library, lol

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 950
    You laugh, but I do the exact same.
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    05-21-2017 01:16 PM
  12. slivy58's Avatar
    All my PC/laptops/MacBook Pro all have an SSD (256GB min) for the OS with most having an extra HDD for storage... Usually turf CD/DVD drive in favour of more space on lappy's.

    Don't game but do take lots of pictures/videos. As for the amount of devices, waaay too many and at some point we'll be looking into something larger in capacity to minimize the clutter but then... Don't wanna put everything into one basket either if you know what I mean.
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    05-21-2017 04:10 PM
  13. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    Well... let's see now. When I built my Skylake system in late 2015, I went with a M.2 drive for the OS and repurposed my old drives so..

    256gb Samsung SM951 - AHCI version. Not as fast as NVME brother but still like 2000 read and 1500 write. But honestly, going from the old Sata SSD... I really didn't notice the difference in day to day activities.

    500gb Samsung 840 (non-Evo). relegated this to game storage. 4 years old and still in perfect health.

    2tb WD green for pictures and movies.
    4tb WD MyBook I think it is. Just a back up.
    1tb 2.5" HGST (formerly Hitachi) Just secondary storage. It works so... why not. LOL.

    Numerous 1tb external drives and a bunch of thumb drives. I'm addicted to storage for some reason.

    Oh... a little tip. If you are interested in a blazing fast USB drive, check out the Lexar P10. 64GB for $40 US ($55 CAD) 400mb Read, 240mb Write. Its like a little SSD.
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    06-06-2017 11:26 AM
  14. Soirehk's Avatar
    A 7200rpm hdd you won't notice to much compared to an Ssd, I recommend an Ssd for the OS and maybe huge open world games, but in generally unless you compare them side by side in games, you won't notice that much of a difference
    06-28-2017 07:32 PM
  15. Josiah23's Avatar
    A 7200rpm hdd you won't notice to much compared to an Ssd, I recommend an Ssd for the OS and maybe huge open world games, but in generally unless you compare them side by side in games, you won't notice that much of a difference
    Oh I noticed! Lol.

    Switching from a Western Digital 7200rpm HDD to a Samsung 850 Pro was a big jump in speed.

    From booting up the OS, to loading programs many times quicker was noticeable.

    Then again, soon after getting the SSD I bought a few 1TB HDDs for more storage, two of them were 7200rpm Western Digital Blue HDD and 1 was a Western Digital Green 5400rpm.
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    06-30-2017 07:57 PM
  16. xfatalx zero's Avatar
    Toshiba (insert model here) 512GB m.2 SSD for my OS boot
    10-13-2017 09:01 AM
  17. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I have a 250gb Samusung 850 where my OS is installed.
    And a 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm for my games.

    Planning to get an additional 2TB WD Blue for my files.
    11-14-2017 09:52 AM
  18. Katelyn Tan's Avatar
    I have a 120GB SSD as my main drive.

    I used to have all the files, plus the OS on my 1TB HDD, but since the SSD was only $40ish, I decided to try it out. I'm never gonna use anything other than an SSD as my OS drive, it's just a lot faster. I also prefer most of my "main" programs and games on it. For performance's sake.
    01-09-2018 08:42 AM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    I haven't used a computer (regularly) with an HDD as the main drive for probably over a year. SSDs are low cost now, so there's little reason. Years ago we used to tell our customers to add RAM to increase performance; now we tell them to upgrade to an SSD.

    I work in IT, so I have access to high quality components at relatively low cost. This probably helps! At home I have an HP laptop, a desktop running Windows and/or Linux, a Macbook, and a Mac mini. They all have SSDs. My workstation at work also has an SSD. When I get on a computer with an HDD, I can tell immediately because of the performance.
    01-09-2018 09:10 AM
  20. AdrianG123's Avatar
    Using an SSD for PC is one of the best upgrades that i have ever made to boost my PCs responsive and performance.

    Currently I use Samsung 1 TB SSD main drive + 256 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD for a faster work environment.

    Adrian Gates
    System Admin - Apps4Rent.
    Last edited by AdrianG123; 01-09-2018 at 04:05 PM.
    01-09-2018 09:55 AM
  21. Dono Newcomb's Avatar
    When money is no object, SSD all the way. For most systems the System Drive will be the bottleneck if they are running a HDD, even raid and scsi cant compete with a good SSD setup. This has been my experience troubleshooting and working on systems for other people. Then when I flipped the cash for my own, it confirmed it.

    And the bonus of a quieter system and less heat are nice too. Less moving parts means it should last longer as well.
    01-09-2018 06:00 PM

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