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SSD and HDD problem.
03-31-2012, 02:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-31-2012, 02:40 PM by Dr.Noob.)
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SSD and HDD problem.
Hello again Cool

I kinda have a slight problem. As for now , my new gaming computer only has a 120gb SATA II SSD and no HDD. I haven't installed windows 7 yet but I am going to put it on my SSD for nice and quick loading times. Problem is I thought my SSD would be plenty of room for everything and wouldn't need a HDD.

For the SSD I was planning for putting the OS , maybe a couple of games I use a lot ( CSS, BF2 ). Problem now is I don't wanna order a HDD and the only spare I have is the old one in my windows xp computer. ( atleast 4-5 years old )

Do you guys think I should use it? I don't even know if it will work since it already has a OS and a bunch of random crap. I was thinking of putting my other games and music and such on the HDD to save room. Do you guys think I will need the HDD in the future? I also don't know how I would do this since this my first experience with SSD.


Any help is appreciated Undecided
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03-31-2012, 03:35 PM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
That's what I'm doing too if your old hdd is sata it should be fine. I just wiped my old hdd clean before I installed it.
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03-31-2012, 04:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-31-2012, 08:22 PM by Dr.Noob.)
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
(03-31-2012, 03:35 PM)Nfunk Wrote: That's what I'm doing too if your old hdd is sata it should be fine. I just wiped my old hdd clean before I installed it.

Yeah nvm about that. I just opened it up and it's a IDE HDD.

Seems like im stuck finding a new hard drive Confused

Is it possible to install what I need on the SSD now and once I can afford a HDD I could transfer what I want onto it? ( for instance small programs like winrar , msn , steam , etc ) Because to me 120gb SSD sounds like a 120gb HDD , only faster.( Correct me if I'm wrong because I have a feeling I am Tongue ) ( And since I keep reading about SSD's dieing , I'm scared to put too much stuff on it ) Could somebody explain me this?
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03-31-2012, 05:02 PM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
Not really sure about that. I'd keep steam on your ssd though, that's what I intend on doing.
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03-31-2012, 07:21 PM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
(03-31-2012, 05:02 PM)Nfunk Wrote: Not really sure about that. I'd keep steam on your ssd though, that's what I intend on doing.

Yeah was going to put OS , Steam , 2-3 games .. ( 120 gigs is a bit since w7 is like 20-25 gigs? ) not sure what else i should put ... but yeah.

Anything else would be put on a hdd.
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04-01-2012, 01:44 AM,
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SSD and HDD problem.
I would try to avoid writing data on the Ssd too much. If your motherboard is an Asus, you may have an IDE port to use. I only keep critical data and some important programs on my SSD.
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04-01-2012, 09:24 AM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
(04-01-2012, 01:44 AM)van13330gg Wrote: I would try to avoid writing data on the Ssd too much.

I don't understand why tho , even tho I keep reading about it. Sad

And no my motherboard doesn't support IDE.
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04-01-2012, 06:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-01-2012, 06:53 PM by Kaid.)
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
That's what I don't understand, too. I mean it's a HD afterall and meant to be written on. If that's not the case why would anyone recommend one?
I also read that one is not supposed to defrag a SSD cause that will shorten it's life span.
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04-01-2012, 07:01 PM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
(04-01-2012, 06:53 PM)Kaid Wrote: I also read that one is not supposed to defrag a SSD cause that will shorten it's life span.

I think that's only if you use the OS version of defrag. You are soposed to use TRIM if I remember correctly , but I don't know Dodgy
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04-01-2012, 11:16 PM,
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RE: SSD and HDD problem.
You never defrag an SSD.
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