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HDD and SSD

Arihant Kalithkar
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Hello.

I am planning on building my first computer for the first time so please forgive me for being a newbie at computer hardware.

 

It is possible to build a pc using an HDD and SSD drive. How does it work though? What are the benefits?

 

(sorry for my not formal writing, i'm only 10 years old)

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totally yes. use a low ish capacity ssd for your frequent flies and OS (samsung are a  good choice)

 

then large capacity for anything else (WD or Seagate)

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The SSD will load anything way faster than a hard drive, so programs like chrome and your OS will be best to put on it, as well as any games you want fast loads in. A hard drive is cheaper, so you can get a lot of storage for less

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11 minutes ago, Arihant Kalithkar said:

Why can't I just use SSD for both? Is it the same speed?

SSD’s are usually more expensive than HDDs for the same capacity and some programs would be quick enough on an HDD. But there’s a major performance increases using an SSD for the operating system (windows) but games would still perform well on an HDD. So it’s basically Just down to cost. So people tend to get a 120GB or 250GB SSD for windows then configure steam ect to install games to a sperate 2TB HDD.

and yes SSDs are much faster than HDDs

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Just now, Arihant Kalithkar said:

Could I use an NVME ssd for windows?

Yes definitely, as long as your motherboard supports m.2 drives you will be able to install windows. 

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