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Need an SSD and HD for my new gaming desktop

Greg88 127 16 August 6, 2015 at 12:46 PM
I'm building a new mid/high end gaming pc and now just need an SSD for Windows and a good sized HD looking maybe 3TB. Looking for good quality and performance at a very good price.

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Why so large?
Get a 120 or 250 ssd for $100, put your os on it. Get a decent 7200rpm or even a 10krpm.
SSD are still not as reliable and if you have a "crash" there is no chance of recovery like there is with platter drives.
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Quote from moosehead View Post :
SSD are still not as reliable and if you have a "crash" there is no chance of recovery like there is with platter drives.
I'm not sure where you are finding that information. SSDs are more reliable than traditional HDDs. When an SSDs "crashes", you can still read data from it.
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I'm not sure where you are finding that information. SSDs are more reliable than traditional HDDs. When an SSDs "crashes", you can still read data from it.
Seconded. SSDs = no moving parts, less parts, lower operating temperature etc.

Samsung's new 850 Pro series now come with a 10-year warranty.

To OP, for the SSD, if you're looking for a deal, you could do a 128GB from Crucial, OCZ, or PNY. I personally would spring for the Samsung 850 Pro because of the 10-year warranty. Samsung 850 Evo if you want to save a smidge.

As for the HDD, a 2TB should be plenty IMO. Heard good things about WD Black and Seagate but ALL hard drives are hit and miss. Stick with 7200 RPM, not as slow as 5400 but not as unreliable as 10K.
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