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Is it time to replace my HDD's?

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I have noticed recently PC performance isnt as good as it used to be. I will be browsing Firefox and it will occasionally freeze for a second or two, I will be playing a game and frames will drop low every now and again, and just little things like that seem to be happening.

I havent reinstalled Windows for a few years, I was thinking of changing W7 for W10 as the free offer runs out soon, but should I replace my HDD's before I do? The HDD that my OS is installed to is around 7 - 8 years old, and the other drives are probably around the 5 - 6 year old mark.

If I should get new HDD's would an SSD be worth it? I have no experience with them so dont know anything about them apart from they are supposed to be faster.
    
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Yes , I'd get a 120gb ssd for you OS and a 256gb ssd for you games, i stil use a 1tb mechanical hdd for my music and media, which i'll soon be upgrading for more capacity.

I think one of the highest rated ssd's out now are the samsung 850 series.
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Yes , I'd get a 120gb ssd for you OS and a 256gb ssd for you games, i stil use a 1tb mechanical hdd for my music and media, which i'll soon be upgrading for more capacity.

I think one of the highest rated ssd's out now are the samsung 850 series.

I currently have 1.7TB of games installed right now, I dont think a 256gb SSD will cut it tongue.gif

I will look into replacing the drives then, i'll look at the 850 series cheers.
    
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install only the ones that are heavy on loadings
i currently storage Arma, stalker with mods that usually takes almost a min even with a sdd but lowers the stuttering and Fallout because the short loading's are annoying in the hdd.
for the OS is a must
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install only the ones that are heavy on loadings
i currently storage Arma, stalker with mods that usually takes almost a min even with a sdd but lowers the stuttering and Fallout because the short loading's are annoying in the hdd.
for the OS is a must

Ok, I was thinking if I got a 250gb SSD and use that for the OS + some games, then perhaps a second 250gb SSD for other games and a standard HDD for everything else?

Also with SSD's do they connect with SATA cables or PCI? I see different images and descriptions and it has me a little confused. I have 2x long PCI slots free but my small one is taken up by my sound card.
    
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