>no one needs a 4TB
1TB was the absolute minimum until 2018 now you must move on. What the fuck are you using your computer for?
4TB is the minimum now.
>it makes a HUGE speed difference
Nice placebo advertisement, are you parroting the advertisement BS or are you a real shill?
I told you to post any tests you did yourself. You did not do this.
What will this 0.001% increase in system loading on start up give me?
Keep in mind I did run 8 (eight) VMs at the same time on my HDD and there was no problem at all.
Why do I need to use this SSD component at all? Waist of money.
>and medium sized SSD's for programs that stand
Name any, because that's not how programs work or ever did.
>like video games
And you just disproved yourself (I did not expect to debate gaming on /g/ however lets get into this subject).
Name what games benefit from this and your setup (how much do your games take up and where they are HDD or SSD). Installed steam library will take 900GiB especially with more of these 30GiB updates getting on games.
How do you use your SSD?????
You keep 1 game and delete and download the other one if you want to play it?
Actually name your setup.
<muh retro games
Will see no improvement from SSD speeds.
SSDs are literally for no one. There is no application that needs SSDs from advanced databases to gaming(modern or retro) to VMs its only for idiots who want to throw away their money.
>So good old fashioned tower?
Yes I do my computing on a PC/desktop.
>What about transfer speeds?
Yes SSDs are faster however I struggle to find any use case for them.
Retro games are fast on HDDs and new games take shit loads of space. So the choice is paying 500% more to have 4 second shorter load screens in modern games only.
Gigantic corporate databases?
Was never a problem on HDDs simply because the database works in ram and snapshots itself to the HDD and RAM is 900 faster then the fastest SSD.
No problem on HDDs.Or ever was, even for 4K videos.
Wrong I did run 8 VMs at the same time and them getting to use up the RAM was the biggest problem and they needed their HDD space you try to create some VMs and see how much they take and multiply this by 8 or even 20 if you have lots of VMs.
The only use case is when you need to use a SSD would be if you constantly need to transfer TiB of data in 1 day. We are talking 16 TiB of data under 24h.
Only SSD in the 16 TiB range don't exist.
Or are so expensive you will reconsider ever using an SSD.
The other benefits of SSDs are marginal like no noise (HDDs are not that loud) and no fear of damaging the SSD if you drop it or move it while its online.
Look if SSDs did not cost an arm and a leg to buy and where in the actual capacity range of HDDs I would be using SSDs. However they are literally for nothing and no one.
Every idiot who shills them needs to do tests and contrast the supposed benefits of SSDs VS HDDs.
At this point they are like burning your money for nothing.
I also recommend anyone who feels some magical benefits from SSDs to actually monitor what is going on if your PC is ruing out of RAM and using page file (or the swap partition in linux) its bad and you need to:
A) Buy more ram
B) Think how not to reach this limit of RAM.
Because a swap file on a SSD will make your computing less shit however SSDs are slow garbage in contrast to RAM.
This was the traditional division RAM for the fast stuff and HDD for your storage.
SSDs are a middle point and accomplish neither speed neither capacity.
And getting a page file is crisis mode and you should buy more RAM not a SSD to improve this situation.
Also think about formatting your HDD instead of transferring a bloated and rotten windows registry to a SSD. The win registry rots and you need to format your PC and make a fresh install to prevent this, you are only prolonging the ultimate win rot if you transfer it to a SSD.
And always look out for the technically right SSD advertisements like:
>SSDs increased in capacity now
Technically true, practically useless and misleading
made up numbers for demonstration
2010: 1TB SSD = $500
1TB HDD = $100
5TB HDD = $500
2015: 2TB SSD = $500
2TB HDD = $100
10TB HDD = $500
Now I think you understand what is going on here. The HDDs are also increasing in capacity.
Simply look at the prices people!