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SSD and HDD for boot

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i have a stupid question, whats better for booting and for game storage? should i have the SSD for game storage and HDD for booting or the other way around?
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i have a stupid question, whats better for booting and for game storage? should i have the SSD for game storage and HDD for booting or the other way around?
I've always used a SSD for boot and only installed applications that are necessary to be on the SSD , everything else can get installed onto the HDD. The games can be split between either drive, and you only need to install applications on the SSD that can take advantage of it.
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Hi @jg714 and welcome to the overclock forums! smile.gif

There are no stupid questions when it comes to optimization of your PC, and the storage in this case.

It will be a better option to install the OS on the SSD because that way you'll take advantage of the faster boot times it will provide. That being said, if you perform any operating system related task that needs to retrieve data from the drive, it will be faster then if your OS was on the HDD.

As for gaming, the only benefit from running a game from the SSD is the faster loading times. The GPU and CPU are the key components, and upgrading to an SSD will not make that much of a difference (except for the mentioned loading times and open world games and such that have to load often and load in objects, etc.). Your FPS will not affected.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Cheers! smile.gif
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