SSD, HD or both in laptop?

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  1. Sonia O'Gorman

    Sonia O'Gorman

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    I understand that using a SSD in a laptop is beneficial as it increases speed and is less likely to have problems due to no moving parts.
    My question is:
    Is it better to solely have SSD or a combination of SSD and HD?
     
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    I would say having the ssd as the main drive will be best, an additional hdd is a very
    handy thing to have for storing files, photos and more importantly a systems recovery backup.
     
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    Yep, I'd agree with that too - although not many laptops can support two drives. SSDs are expensive and fast, so good to use for the main OS + apps. Slower HDDs are cheap and slow, so great for storage (i.e. photos, etc...).
     
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