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Is New Build with 1x 250GB SSD and 1x HDD Enough?

6 minutes ago, TechnicGeek said:

Is there an early warning system on SSDs that will make me be aware of potential failure?

I know HDDs have S.M.A.R.T which does that but with SSDs, they just stop working

abruptly.

I do have to point out that SMART is NOT 100% reliable, your SSD or HDD can still just suddenly fail, even if SMART has not reported any errors or warnings. Monitoring SMART is a good idea, yes, but it isn't a magic bullet -- you still need to keep BACKUPS of stuff you don't want to lose, like I already told you earlier.

 

You'd be a fool to just trust SMART to warn you before anything goes bad.

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Hi,

 

I am doing a new build with 1x 250GB Samsung SSD and 1x WD 2TB HDD

Will this be okay for gaming? All of the games will sit on HDD.

 

Should get another 1x SSD with 3D NAND for "hardware hungry" games?

If I get SSD with 3D NAND, isn't there a risk of suddenly losing saved

games when drive goes bad?

 

I know that with HDD there is a way to recover

data if it goes bad so maybe I should stick to WD 2TB HDD?

 

What are your thoughts?

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2 minutes ago, TechnicGeek said:

Hi,

 

I am doing a new build with 1x 250GB Samsung SSD and 1x WD 2TB HDD

Will this be okay for gaming? All of the games will sit on HDD.

 

Should get another 1x SSD with 3D NAND for "hardware hungry" games?

If I get SSD with 3D NAND, isn't there a risk of suddenly losing saved

games when drive goes bad?

 

I know that with HDD there is a way to recover

data if it goes bad so maybe I should stick to WD 2TB HDD?

 

What are your thoughts?

Hello,

 

Cloud ? :P 

 

Games experience on SSD will be better but it's also more expensive.


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3 minutes ago, TechnicGeek said:

I know that with HDD there is a way to recover

data if it goes bad so maybe I should stick to WD 2TB HDD?

That's not true, there is no magic that can somehow recover a failed HDD. Besides, if you're worried about losing stuff, you should be doing BACKUPS instead.


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3 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

That's not true, there is no magic that can somehow recover a failed HDD. Besides, if you're worried about losing stuff, you should be doing BACKUPS instead.

 

Is there an early warning system on SSDs that will make me be aware of potential failure?

I know HDDs have S.M.A.R.T which does that but with SSDs, they just stop working

abruptly.

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3 minutes ago, TechnicGeek said:

I am doing a new build with 1x 250GB Samsung SSD and 1x WD 2TB HDD

Will this be okay for gaming? All of the games will sit on HDD.

 

Should get another 1x SSD with 3D NAND for "hardware hungry" games?

If I get SSD with 3D NAND, isn't there a risk of suddenly losing saved

games when drive goes bad?

first games saves are pretty small in size, a few hundred mb, you should often backup to usb/ google drive etc

 

you will be moving only one current games to ssd with 250gb drive, and transfer them back to HDD when game is finished 

many games are over 80gb...

 

always consider future upgrades

HDD are easy to add and reusable on future builds, but keep in mind the size and combinations that you dont want excessive slow drives you sys cant handle

 

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1 minute ago, TechnicGeek said:

 

Is there an early warning system on SSDs that will make me be aware of potential failure?

I know HDDs have S.M.A.R.T which does that but with SSDs, they just stop working

abruptly.

SSD use S.M.A.R.T. too.


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RAM : 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466 MHz CL16

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1 minute ago, TechnicGeek said:

Is there an early warning system on SSDs that will make me be aware of potential failure?

I know HDDs have S.M.A.R.T which does that but with SSDs, they just stop working

abruptly.

SSDs also have SMART.


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I've hit my 500GB boot SSD (my only drive for a long time) hard for 4+ years. Done about 20-22TB written no where near what my Samsung drive is rated for.

Get yourself a 500GB SSD you be happy you have it.


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6 minutes ago, TechnicGeek said:

Is there an early warning system on SSDs that will make me be aware of potential failure?

I know HDDs have S.M.A.R.T which does that but with SSDs, they just stop working

abruptly.

I do have to point out that SMART is NOT 100% reliable, your SSD or HDD can still just suddenly fail, even if SMART has not reported any errors or warnings. Monitoring SMART is a good idea, yes, but it isn't a magic bullet -- you still need to keep BACKUPS of stuff you don't want to lose, like I already told you earlier.

 

You'd be a fool to just trust SMART to warn you before anything goes bad.


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Personally I'd ditch the HDD entirely and just get a 1TB SSD. If you're a game hoarder, that might be hard for you though.


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