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Intel 660p as boot and storage drive?

SteadfastWhiplash

So I currently have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD but I've been wanting to upgrade to the Intel 660p M.2 ssd. I was wondering if anyone knows how it would handle being both boot and storage.

 

Edit: The 1TB capacity 660p

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Any drive can act as a boot drive, as well as a storage drive. If you're wondering whether capacity will be enough, although i'd keep the HDD, you would most likely be able to fit all your files on the 1TB SSD.

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Just now, bellabichon said:

Any drive can act as a boot drive, as well as a storage drive. If you're wondering whether capacity will be enough, although i'd keep the HDD, you would most likely be able to fit all your files on the 1TB SSD.

I'm asking how much using it as both will slow down its performance when it's being stressed.

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The 660P is frankly not a great drive. It'll certainly be better than a spinning disk, so if you are moving game files over to the SSD from HDD, game load times will be drastically improved. QLC drives seem to suffer pretty significantly as they fill up, notably worse than MLC drives even. The Crucial P1 is only about $20-25 more expensive and will be a better drive for operating closer to capacity. However, personally, I think you'd be better served keeping the HDD and going with a 512GB 970 EVO or WD Black second or third gen and shelling out the $30 for PrimoCache if you can't quite fill all your games onto the smaller drive.

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