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HDD or SSD?

deathnote666deathnote666 Registered User regular
Laptop HDD started beeping.

Haven't really used SSD.

Got a lot of small files. Using about 1.5/2tb.

Would I be better off getting another HDD or will SSD last long enough to make it worth it? Regarding how SSD can only be written to so many times.

SSD would be a TLC 3D NAND.

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    kaidkaid Registered User regular
    For a laptop SSD all the way. Less moving parts smaller and lighter less prone to issues on drops or being jostled.

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    kaidkaid Registered User regular
    Life span is basically comparable to HDD these days so that should not be a real issue.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Laptop HDD started beeping.

    Haven't really used SSD.

    Got a lot of small files. Using about 1.5/2tb.

    Would I be better off getting another HDD or will SSD last long enough to make it worth it? Regarding how SSD can only be written to so many times.

    SSD would be a TLC 3D NAND.

    The FUD about writes "wearing out" SSDs in a meaningful amout of time has been disproved for about a decade now. Heck, I have an SSD from 2011 that still works great, thanks. The drive controller will probably die before the NAND does. A 2TB drive has an expected lifespan in the hundreds of thousands of hours.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2023
    yeah SSDs have made hard disk drives obsolete in every way except price per gigabyte for extremely ridiculously large amounts of storage

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    OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    If it’s at or under 4 TB, get an SSD.

    Larger sizes than that, HDD.

    For a laptop, SSD and if you need more storage space consider like a 16 TB external HDD.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    Also you can fully clone your drive. You don't need to freak install unless you want to. And even then, Windows license management is simpler with a MS account

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