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Is there a benefit to having an SSD soley dedciated to the OS?

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I was looking at buying a new SSD. However, I was curious if I should have a dedicated OS drive separate from the rest of my programs that could be on a different drive? Is there any benefit to that or any detriment to having other programs on the SSD? Regardless I plan on storing my media (music, movies, files, etc.) on another drive (probably a 4TB HDD).

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The idea with separate OS drive was that any loads on the OS side don't get slowed down on waiting on an application, and vice versa. In practice with modern SSD, it's not a big deal.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

The idea with separate OS drive was that any loads on the OS side don't get slowed down on waiting on an application, and vice versa. In practice with modern SSD, it's not a big deal.

Thus the difference is so small it is not worth the price and effort? Ideally I would just buy a 1TB SSD for my OS and other programs. Well, I guess ideally all I would have is SSD storage, but I have too many videos, pictures, and music to make that a reality at the moment.
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And if a drive fails, you have some sort of data redundancy.

 

I back important stuff up to both of my data drives, so if any of my drives dies, nothing important is lost.

   
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Thus the difference is so small it is not worth the price and effort? Ideally I would just buy a 1TB SSD for my OS and other programs. Well, I guess ideally all I would have is SSD storage, but I have too many videos, pictures, and music to make that a reality at the moment.

Just gotta do it slowly and buy them when they go on sale, I bought all of mine one at a time for 135$ each shipped. Eventually ditched the spinning disks once I got my third one. I love it though, I would say it's totally worth it. Boot fast, games load fast, and I use one for backing up important things, so transferring between them is a breeze.
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