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Hello, i am looking to build my first gaming PC, i have got almost everything figured out except for.... SSD/HDD.

I am wondering if it would be worth it (i don't care about price per storage bit) to do all SSD in my build? The amount that i will need to store on my computer is somewhere near 200GB TOTAL (that means 2 years from now with all crap accumulated). I really only game on this, and that is it with the occasional internet video and listen to music.

What i am wondering, what kind of pitfalls await me if i go 100% SSD instead of SSD/HDD configuration?
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SSD prices are really high still. What everyone does is get one SSD to put windows, games, photoshop, and a normal hard drive for storage of music, downloads etc. If I were you, I'd get a Crucial M4 256GB at least then a terabyte SATA secondary.
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To the best of my knowledge you have two things to think about.
One is the cost
Two is that SSD have a limited number read/write operations and can fall sooner then a HDD.






Reliability and lifetime

SSDs have no moving parts to fail mechanically. Each block of a flash-based SSD can be only be erased (and therefore written) a limited number of times before it fails. The controllers manage this limitation so that drives can last for many years under normal use.[78][79][80][81][82] SSDs based on DRAM do not have a limited number of writes. Firmware bugs are currently a common cause for data loss.[citation needed]

HDDs have moving parts, and are subject to potential mechanical failures from the resulting wear and tear. Magnetic media also has a limited number of writes, but it is exponentially longer than flash memory and typically the cause of failure for the magnetic drives are mechanical failure.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive#Comparison_of_SSD_with_hard_disk_drives
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