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Go All SSD? No More Hard Drive Worth It?

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Hey guys!

So I recently upgraded my Gaming PC only a couple of months ago:
i7 3770k (Antec 620 Kuhler) Stock clocked
GTX Titan
Asus Maximus V Formula
Corsair AX760 PSU
2TB WD Green HDD
240GB Intel 520 Series SSD


I am quite fed up with hdd noises to be frank. My pc is very quiet, resulting in the hdd being audible. And with the lowering prices of SSD's these days I thought of just going all ssd!

I use my 240gb intel ssd for OS, Apps like photoshop etc.

My 2TB HDD I use for GAMES ONLY! Steam and Origin, and I never have more than 4 games installed at a time due to my high speed internet, so realisticly I don't need THAT much, I don't 'store' things on my PC either.


Ive been looking into the Samsung 840 Pro 512gb. Anyone else have any recomendations? Also, what do you think of the whole idea? Anyone else here have no HDD's?

Thanks Guys!
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If you got the cash go for it. Although I would advise keeping a backup on an external. If only because ssds (in my opinion) are still a relatively new tech and personally I'm nervous about going all in and depending on them 100%. I'm overly paranoid though about such things. Platter drives are tried and true. SSD's still have a higher fail rate from what I've seen. Once they are as consistent as regular hdd's I'll probably do the same. Admittedly I'm also waiting for the cost / gb to come down a bit more as well.

*EDIT* Actually don't really need an external. You already have the wd green in there, put a backup on that then just pop open the case and pull the power to it. Plug in if you need to load the backup.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 5/19/13 at 4:23pm
 
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the "worthiness" depends on each individual, not worthy for me, games doesn't really benefit on an ssd.

about the noise issue, i am renting a room, i have a stand fan running all the time to mask any noise that me and my gf makes, i don't hear my PC fans and HDD at all.
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Greetings, fellow Melburnian! I don't think you'd regret going all SSD, so long as you have some form of HDD, such as an external one, for back up of important files (just in case). Just out of interest, who is your internet provider? I'm with Optus on a broadband connection and get really ****ty download speeds, average of 300 kbp/s mad.gif
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Go with the SSD. Pull the HD out put it in an internal USB 3 enclosure and use it as your backup drive. Pulling data off a backup drive is
still faster than downloading it from the internet.
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Greetings, fellow Melburnian! I don't think you'd regret going all SSD, so long as you have some form of HDD, such as an external one, for back up of important files (just in case). Just out of interest, who is your internet provider? I'm with Optus on a broadband connection and get really ****ty download speeds, average of 300 kbp/s mad.gif

Ofcoarse I would have an external backup or as the other gentlemen said, just use my wd green.

Im with Optus. It's cable and i got the premium speed pack along with their DOCSIS 3.0 modem. I get anywere from 5MB/s - 11MB/s. Its advertised as 100mpbs. thumb.gif
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I've been running without an HDD since September of last year, and I back up my files to a NAS box. Absolutely no regrets. Go for it man.
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SSD's still have a higher fail rate from what I've seen.

Really?
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Really?
It's confusing. Some SSDs seem to hold out better, but those are the pricey ones for servers. The most evil part is, there's this idea that you will still be able to read from a SSD that start to go bad. It turns out that's a myth. SSDs just suddenly go bad and are completely unrecoverable. HDDs you are very likely to hear strange sounds coming from them and get errors before this happens, so you have warning.
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