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It has one regular hard drive. It also has an SSD. An SSD is not truly a hard drive, at least not the way I think of it. However it's treated like a hard drive and serves the same purpose. So you can think of it as two hard drives.Before too long SSDs will completely replace the old style hard drives. They are significantly faster than hard drives and they are coming down in price.If you are using it for gaming, put your OS and games on the SSD. Put stuff like documents, videos and music on the hard drive.
But games these days are large. I would barely install 10 games
If on ssd
If you don't have room for all of your games, put the ones that need the speed boost the most on the SSD.SSDs are good for games that have a lot of data access. If you have long load times between zone transitions, that might be a sign to put it on the SSD. The SSD won't help as much with graphics or general processing.
U mean games like forza horizon?
I'm not familiar with the game. You kind of have to know something about the game. It's about how much it needs to access the drive. Part of the game will be loaded into memory, but other things get loaded from the drive when you need it.For example Path of Exile is really helped by installing on an SSD. The game has randomly generated zones. It uses small pieces that are put together in different combinations to make the zone. There are over 50 thousand of those small pieces. Those files are small, but because there are so many of them it can take a long time to find and load them when you change zones. So the SSD can cut down load times for a new zone from 10-20 seconds to just a couple of seconds.A game engine will run in memory. But data or rarely used pieces of code will only be accessed when needed. Things like the map, sounds, visuals, voice, or text are loaded when needed. But if you keep loading more and more into memory, you'll run out. So it only loads what you need now, then when you do something else, it unloads that stuff from memory and loads different things. All of this loading and unloading is what speeds up with an SSD.If you are running a game from the hard drive with no problem, then there is no reason to install it to the SSD. Start by installing games that have long load times when you transition between zones. If you still have room left after installing those, then install something else.Check the forums or reddit for your specific games. There will probably be info on optimizing the game.
This is a common configuration for gaming machines. Or any machine, really. It's the way I have my gaming rig set up at home.The SSD is much faster than the HDD, but is limited on space. So, you put frequently used, speed sensitive stuff on the SSD and everything else on the HDD. That typically means the OS goes on the SSD, along with some critical applications. All your data goes on the HDD.If you're gaming, then your game logic and frequently used support data (i. e., static graphics & audio files) will go on the SSD, while saved game data and infrequently used stuff goes on the HDD. Most games make this easy by putting non-critical stuff somewhere other than the location the game itself is installed to.So, you'd have Windows running off the SSD and your User folder on the HDD. Your games will get installed into C: (the SSD) while game data will go into D: (the HDD). You'll get good storage performance this way, without sacrificing a lot of capacity.
Oops, I meant the C and D drives. GAG turned it into emojis
So when i install a game can i choose whether to install it on HDD or SSD?
Yes. Nearly all games give you the option to install to somewhere other than the default (your C drive). If you're using a platform like Steam, it'll be a configuration option in the Steam client itself, rather than the individual games.In the end, it doesn't really matter where you install your games. You won't see a huge difference between the two. The real key is to have your operating system running on the SSD.
Ya well you put your operating system on the ssd because thats much faster then you simply have a second hard drive, it just show up as if you plugged in a USB stick... same idea, it’s just there lol
Can i choose to install games on ssd?
Ya you can move things in and out from each hard driveIts literally like plugging a usb into your pc and it just pops up on the side bar lets sayThats how you see itSo you can move stuff in. Take it out. Dk whatever you wantBut its always better to install the windows on the ssd since its way faster
Since its a laptop so the windows must automatically be on ssd right?
Ya i believe by defualt it would be installed on the ssd
No, it means it has a hard drive and a solid state drive. Hard drive is cheaper to produce for the amount of data that can be stored, but solid state is much faster.
Why does it say HDD plus SSD?
How does it work? Is the SSD only for C drive?
I dunno, I assume you can choose where to download certain applications to. If you need something to load quickly, you're going to want to store it on the SSD.They should put the operating system on the SSD, but I'm not sure what they do.
It has a separate hard drive and a separate solid state drive.
Do they function together? Like 1tb plus 512 gb? So that should make total storage space 1.5 tb?
No, they don't function together. You'll see them as two different drives. If done correctly, the SSD will be your C drive and the HDD will be your D drive.
Done correctly? You mean drive partitioning?
If the OS is installed on the SSD, then by definition the SSD will be the C drive. But you're right, you could partition it further so that the SSD could also be the D drive. I just don't see a point in doing that.
You seem pretty experienced about tech. Imma follow you so id ask you about good graphics card when i buy a gaming laptop
Yeah, okay. My primary area of expertise is servers, though so YMMV when it comes to consumer products.
Yes have two hard drives ssd and normal hard drive on my laptop I have 2 ssd in raid 0 and normal hard drive for files programs and games
How do they work together?
Like two separate drives you usualy have windows installed on ssd for faster loading tiems and some most used programs but on hard drive you download games what don't require that fast of a drive
Holy fuck. My brain hurts from this question.
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