Originally Posted by karazan
Hi all, new to the forum but also new to owning an Alpha R2. Just have a question to the fellow owners out here.
Is it worth having 2 SSDs? or 1 SSD and 1 normal HDD.. Have ordered mine with the 256GB m.2 PCIE SSD, and planning to get a 2nd HDD for games.
The plan is to have the 256GB PCIE SSD running the OS, and the other drive option for apps/data/games
Just wondering if having a 2nd SSD (eg: a 512GB 850 EVO ) is worth the price vs a larger normal HDD for storage?
That's exactly the same setup I have.
I have the M.2 for the OS (windows 10) and and all other app's like Steam, Origin, UPlay & MSi Afterburner etc. The system boots fully in around 4 seconds I'd say, pretty much instant
Then, I have a 2TB 2.5" HDD installed as my D: drive, and have set that as the install location for Steam, Uplay & Origin game data, so all games get installed to it.
This setup is the best in my opinion and works a treat