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Easy PC Redux – 3 – HDDs & SSDs

With all those other components out of the way, it’s time to concentrate on the next crucial part of your gaming PC – the hard drive.  In years past, this decision was a lot easier, but with the advent of decently-priced Solid State Drives (SSDs), a new factor has been thrown into the equation.  A modern gaming machine should certainly have both an SSD and a traditional HDD, since they each provide distinct advantages that the other does not.  As a quick example, you’re not going to see any affordable 1TB SSDs any time soon, but you can quite easily (and comparitively cheaply) buy a 2TB HDD for all your storage needs.  The trouble is that the HDD isn’t that quick at accessing its data, whereas an SSD is blisteringly fast.  In this instalment of Easy PC, I’ll talk you through the differences in detail and explain why you should seriously consider owning at least one of both. Read more …