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So I already have an SSD for a boot drive, and its great. But I was thinking of getting a second one to replace my hard drive, its the loudest thing in my system. So my question is, is that a good idea? Is an SSD reliable enough to handle consistent read and writes? Im not worried about space as I only store games and programs. Im just worried the SSD will degrade in a year or so down the line.
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To replace a 1TB hard drive with SSDs? Going to cost you A LOT. It will degrade faster than an HDD with reading/writing going on 24/7, but thats not likely to happen in a normal rig.
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post #3 of 7
Equally serious answer:

You should be fine, but you'll save money and get more space just by getting a high end HDD.
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Well I only have around 100gb of stuff, so I figured 200 bucks for a 120gb SSD isn't to bad. The hard drive is on its death bed so its going to be replaced. I just get so tired of the wizzz werrr the hard drive makes ever time something loads!
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I'd look at a NAS if I were you. Network Attached Storage. Hook your hard drive (and maybe a few more) up to that and put it in a different room since you're concerned about noise. Store everything on the NAS and transfer what you need onto your desktop's SSD whenever you need it. They're great for backing up data from every computer in your house, in addition to the fact that you won't have to hear the hard drives anymore.

Of course I recommend this assuming you have another room in your house away from everyone where you could store a NAS.
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Your system must be dead silent for you to hear the HDD or it's a faulty one and makes a lot of noises As you said it on your sig it's a Seagate
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So I already have an SSD for a boot drive, and its great. But I was thinking of getting a second one to replace my hard drive, its the loudest thing in my system. So my question is, is that a good idea? Is an SSD reliable enough to handle consistent read and writes? Im not worried about space as I only store games and programs. Im just worried the SSD will degrade in a year or so down the line.
If noise is your concern, just get a new 5400RPM HDD. Your video card is definitely louder than one.
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