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Thread: SSD or HDD?

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    Default SSD or HDD?

    I am currently using an SSD where the windows OS is stored and all my other applications. Before, I didn't use my computer that much other than browsing the internet, but now, I am doing a lot of computer programming on Eclipse, Android Studio, Unreal Engine, and also Web developing, and now my SSD is almost full (mainly because I have all my programming files on my SSD). Which hard drive should I put all my files (like my Java files and also my pictures and videos) and which should I put all my desktop applications (not only Eclipse, Android Studio and so on, but also applications like Chrome and Steam)? Should I put all my files on my HDD and leave all my desktop applications in the SSD?

    All the SSD's I have seen are cheaper then they were back before and the HDD hard drives much lower, but the SSD's are still "expensive", at least for me. A $200 SSD runs around $70-$90 while an HDD runs around $20-$40, or at least what I have seen at my local microcenter, but i'll have to check again.

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    Default Re: SSD or HDD?

    Get a OS utility program that will show what programs are doing the most I/O and put those on the SSD.
    Images are not read as frequently as program components and could be on the HDD.
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