Hey guys. I'd really like to know if a high capacity SSD is really all that necessary. I put my operating system on my old Intel 160GB SSD, and the things like games and torrents, I store on two other hard drives. So, what do you think?
No one "needs" anything, but putting your OS and your two favorite games on an SSD is what most people consider reasonable because it's not ridiculously expensive
Sounds like that's what you want to do so go do it
then you don't need a high capacity ssd.
It is definitely a good idea to torrent on an external mechanical disk but if you install everything on it then you also lose some of the performances boost you could get by using an ssd
I bought a 250GB 850 EVO SSD and cloned my Windows installation from a 1TB HDD into it (in the process somehow fucking up my efi partition). I only use it for games, so 250GB is enough (even though I had to uninstall a few that I didn't play anymore).
Then I installed Arch through Architect Linux installer. When I realized Gnome was broken because lolarch I installed Fedora. So I have a good OS for work, browsing and media, and a shit OS for gaming. This is the next step from the regular "SSD for games and programs, HDD for files", instead of just splitting a single installation, realize that the only thing Windows is better at is gaming, and use Linux for the rest.
My next step will be to give SFTP access to my music folder from my server to Windows so I can listen to dadrock while I play CSGO.
These are my favorite threads on /g/. The 'I'm 22 and have no real experience PLUS I still live with mommy. Also, I do this thing, using these specific parameters so it's IMPOSSIBLE that anyone else does anything different. Why does the industry even MAKE shit that doesn't fit into my narrow little perspective and how can anyone possibly do things that I don't"
And you get to choose the topic. Today, storage space. I mean, no one could possibly need more then 160GB on your old Intel SSD. I've been saying that shit for years.
What a sperg.
My 250gb evo with win10 is doing okay, though I should have waited for Christmas and then I could've bought a 500gb for only $40 more.
I put my media on a 1tb HDD and have my old win7 OS still installed on a 500gb in case windows 10 corrupts itself again
i've got two 500gb samsung evos. the second samsung came with the new assassins creed which i was going to buy anyway. so that was pretty awesome. also have 1, 1tb hgst IT SPINNS?! drive for backup. when i need more space i'll buy another samsung cause i dgaf. i'm not even a richfag. its just not that hard to save up a little for something that is superior. when i notice i'm creeping up on my limit, i'll have long since put away money just for a new ssd. always got to keep an eye out for a promo too.
I'm a content creator, so I actually find my 1TB boot HDD to only just cut it for my needs, if I ever get an SSD it'll pretty much have to be 1TB too so that I won't have to micro-manage my storage all the time.
i use linux and i try to practice minimalism, so my os is only about 2gb and my files are ~20gb, so i back them all up on a 32gb usb and use a 300gb hdd
if i ever get an ssd, it will be 60gb so that i dont fill it up with worthless games and go back into that stupid gaming habit
Programs with large content libraries and video projects also do a number on drive space, and if you have a load of RAM, then the page file eats a chunk too. It's certainly not unreasonable, if you work with 4K video in particular.
I personally think that SSD's are great, but just far too expensive for every-day, high capacity storage. I have a 120GB Samsung 840 with just my OS and programs on it. Everything else goes on my 2TB HDD.
I'll only go full SSD when 1TB versions dont cost nearly 10x the price of HDD's.
Yeah, then you have scratch disks and temp space and all your raw data. When I convert high res raw files to TIFF intermediaries as part of my workflow I easily hit a few hundred gigs per project. I also do all kinds of random projects, like right now I'm working on big data extraction from a popular social website. I have 1.1TB of comments as plain txt.. Then there are VMs.. GIS.. NASA data.. Point clouds.. I could find a use for 500TB+ easily.
In my main PC I've had a 64GB SSD for OS and a 256GB SSD for games for ages. Recently I've bought a 1TB SSD since I was sick of moving games from the SSD to HDD all the time when I wasn't playing them all that much anymore.
Also for my server I recently got a 1TB SSD since my VMs became too big for the 250GB SSD they were on.
500GB would have been fine but I bought a 1TB SSD that acts as SLC drive until 500GB is used. It was a noticeable increase in speed.
I have a 1tb ssd which serves as my boot drive, and steam drive.
It's not enough for media storage though, so I'm currently torn between getting a decent hdd for my desktop or building a NAS so I can get at my media from all my devices
Nope. Install your OS of choice onto your SSD, then plug in your other storage device.
If you want to merge two SSD's to become one big storage unit, then yes you will have to mess around with raid settings. Other than that, it really is the case of plug n' play.
I digitize artworks and the smaller paper-based ones go straight on the scanner, 600ppi 16-bit scans and 50 images are already 10GB of data. Just one such folder of the many that I have. Of course, they eventually migrate to storage and backups, but for a while you actually need the free space for all that while working on it.
I have a 120GB SSD for my OS, but a standard HD for all storage/content. I don't know at the moment if I will want to drop the money for a high capacity drive, performance has been just fine for me since my main programs are on the SSD and games/movies/music/etc are on the HD.
This. You can already get a ~1TB SSD for $250. That price is only going to keep falling especially for black friday.
Their SSDs seem to be good, probably less than 5K write endurance for the prices they offer them at but they should still have more than 20+ years of life for a typical user who doesn't write much on them.
Pic I posted has a write speed of 500MB/s, read of 550MB/s. It's an SSD I would buy if the price dropped to around $150.
Even IF you wrote 100gb of shit each day, you'd still get over 20 years of life on that 1tb ssd. It's a known fact that ssds 1tb and above are extremely hard to kill. Which is why servers use them.
For general desktop use? Not really. I have Arch and OpenBSD each on separate 120gb SSDs. More correctly, I have /boot, /, /usr and /usr/local on the SSDs. /swap, /var and /home go on HDDs, and /tmp goes in tmpfs. /boot is only 512mb, / and /usr are 15gb, and /usr/local takes 30gb. Even that's probably overkill, not counting the other 60gb unused space. If you only have a single SSD and no HDD for your system, higher capacity SSDs would be worth it I guess, but with a separate HDD it's unnecessary.
Well you certainly don't need it but it's always better to use a SSD. Mechanical hard drives are prone to fail inexplicably at any time due to the fact that they have moving parts. To kill a 1TB ssd, you'd have to write 1tb of data to them per day for 10 years straight. Even then v-nand type 1TB SSDs would still be able to keep going past those 10 years like some kind of fucking gods.
>tfw i got a 1 tb ssd for 200 buckaroos
bow down to me you fucking skrubs
Why the fuck not? SSDs will outlive you and have 4+ years of data retention with the power off at room temperature. That's all after the fact that they are very durable and rarely spontaneously fail at all.