SSD or HDD as your bootup Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by redneckbcer, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. redneckbcer

    redneckbcer New Member

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    I have a Dell XPS 8700 pc. I have a 256kb SSD & a 2Terrabyte HDD. I read so many conflicting articles & posts on this issue that I don't know which one to use for my bootup drive. My HDD failed a few weeks ago so I cloned a new one from the SSD & installed it. Now which one should I use to boot from & why? Any help would be much apprieciated. Thanks
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Your boot drive should be an SSD as its quite faster. Bootup will only take mere seconds compared about a minute. Use the 2TB drive for storage.
     
  3. redneckbcer

    redneckbcer New Member

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    Well thanks for the advice, I was contemplating thats the way I should go.
     
  4. redneckbcer

    redneckbcer New Member

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    Should I keep the program folder in with the ssd & move the others in with the hdd using system- storage the pick the folders I want to move. Thanks for the advice.
     
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Once you use an SSD as a boot drive you'll never go back to using a regular hdd boot drive.
    Depending on the size of the SSD, you should only install games/apps that will benefit the faster access of the SSD, then put all others on the HDD.
     
  6. redneckbcer

    redneckbcer New Member

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    Yes, I moved all folders to the hdd except for the program folder, I left that in with the ssd. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated .
     

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