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  • the soild state drive would probably be quicker for games .for it too matter the fact you have a ssd drive you would have a high end computer and be playing high end games for storage and movies the HDD drive will be fine. be aware of the drive speed if using a hdd as the primary drive some are 7200 RPM others 5400 RPM. the 7200 is quicker but wont last as long usually.
  • You lose roughly 7% of storage space with SSDs. You lose 0% of storage with HDDs. However, with both you also need to watch out for the fact that marketers define a gigabyte as 1000 megabytes. Whereas the proper measurement comes in 1024 multiplied by 10. So in essence 1TB of HDD space should equate to roughly 930GB.
  • The SSD is MUCH faster, but has the significant flaw that it will (on average) fail much sooner than an HDD. IF you have an SSD you need to back it up regularly IF it contains any important data. *** The HDD is much slower but has much greater longevity...typically on the order of several years longer. IF you plan to keep your data (A) locally and (B) for several years, then an HDD is the better choice. However: it, too, needs to be backed up. HDDs are much more reliable nowadays (compared to the 80s and 90s, for example), but they are still not completely reliable. Long-term essential data needs to be backed up, preferably at a second location or online (i.e. "cloud storage"). *** SO: the essential questions are: how long do you expect to use this particular storage device, and how valuable is your data? If you expect to use the disk for 2 years or less, an SSD is probably sufficiently reliable (especially a Samsung or Kingston, the last time I checked they had the longest warranties). If you expect to use the disk/store the data for 5 or more years, HDD. For longer term: consider cloud backup, DAT backup, Blu-ray backup, RAID, etc.

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