Is it worth it to buy an ssd?

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  1. Djeremie

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    is it worth it to buy a ssd ?
     
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    In general, especially if you're moving from a mechanical based HDD, yes.
     
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    That depends on what side of SSD your looking at and what you are doing with it.
    1. Main drive
    2. Backup drive
    3. Would NVMe SSD be better?

    If your looking for storage capacity HDD is still king here. I use a NVMe as Boot drive and HDD as storage for their capacity. Until SSD can match price and capacity of HDD they will still be out of reach for most.

    So what are you looking to do with the SSD?
     
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    Unless you're on a really tight budget, nowadays HDDs and magnetic storage are for archiving data. 3D XPoint and NAND have no moving parts and are therefore way faster at accessing data, making your system snappier without emitting any noise like a rotational drive would. It really is a night & day difference, so while you may not find storing all your data on SSDs worth it due to cost, you should store your OS and most frequently used applications on solid state.
     
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    It is perhaps the most observable upgrade you'll ever make to your PC for day to day use.

    You'll appreciate faster boot times, responsiveness and even slightly better battery life.
     
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    Not if they are using a Desktop here-battery life won't matter.
     
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    Sure, but the faster I/O cant be ignored :)
     
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    It doesn't make sense when you want to build a retro system. :D

    Jokes aside, Windows 10 is made for SSDs and usually runs awfully poorly on HDDs.
    Also I recommend to make a clean install Windows 10 on your SSD (unplug the SATA cables from your HDDs before to prevent Win10 stuff to be stored on them, like the recovery), because Win10 is optimising the installation and the whole OS based on the drives inside the PC.

    Greetings,
    Logan
     
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    Internal Yes. External, stick with HDD.
     
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    True but if you want fast NVMe will be extremely fast

    That's misleading at best W10 will run and work on HDD. And I don't see any performance hit unless your talking about Gaming laptop then that would be different.

    This happens when using NVMe drives...I know I experience this already before I found out unplug all HDD or SSD and only leave NVMe when fresh install and then after it's done plug the other drives back in.
     
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