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Would you get an SSD as a main drive?

#1cuteboi100Posted 7/14/2014 6:44:14 AM
The lowest size SSD for me would be 480GB and I would consider it if it were less than 200. How about you?
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#2Lagwagon17Posted 7/14/2014 6:49:37 AM
I elected for a 1TB HDD for about $50 instead of springing for an SSD at the moment. I've lived with HDDs for my entire life and I'm not about to switch as a student.

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#3a_Wizards_BakerPosted 7/14/2014 6:52:16 AM(edited)
Of course. I currently have a 250gb (SSD) as my main, a 80gb (SSD) for scratch disk space and a few TB (HDD) for storage.

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#4DragnfyrPosted 7/14/2014 6:55:56 AM
Yeah I only use SSDs internally.
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#5Killah PriestPosted 7/14/2014 6:59:29 AM
I got ~300GB SSD and its perfect.

Enough space to install stuff but not too much to where I can get lazy and somehow fill 3tb.
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#6LvthnPosted 7/14/2014 7:09:47 AM
I'm using an SSD as my "main drive" right now if by that we mean most programs of any weight at all are installed to it. I have much more HDD storage space but it's a file repository, few programs are actually on it. For that matter, I'm pretty sure I have more data on SSD than HDD, aside from emus I don't really do huge collections of pics, movies, music, etc.
#7AsucaHayashiPosted 7/14/2014 7:11:31 AM
i'm getting by with 120GB and have only used it for a week now and frankly cannot go back to regular HDD for OS.
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#8reincarnator07Posted 7/14/2014 7:16:47 AM
I got a 120GB SSD and 4.5TB spread across 3 mechanical drives. No regrets.
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#9tigerex777Posted 7/14/2014 7:17:38 AM
I have used my SSD as my main drive for years and the regular HD for my second drive for all the games. I don't think I'll ever use a regular HD as a main ever.
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#10dunkisPosted 7/14/2014 7:38:53 AM
For my new build, I opted to use a 250GB SSD as my only drive until I fill it up. I only have the bare essential programs on it and then whatever current games I'm playing. I just uninstall a game if I know I'm not going to touch it soon enough to justify its waste of space. I'm trying to hold out until SSDs are cheap enough that I can jump up to a 500GB or 1TB for a reasonable price. My laptop will still be my workhorse for school work when it comes back around.
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