Two Drives, One PC

The two drives complement each other – the SSD is used to run the system while the HDD is used to hold data.

An image of two drives - an SSD and HDD.

So I’ve been watching YouTuber Carey Holzman, and the man is full of useful information. He’s a certified technician and is happy to share the different ways he troubleshoots, maintains, upgrades, and builds computer systems.

In more than one video, he pours himself an icy glass of Coca-Cola and proceeds to geek out.

He explains that Solid State Drives will significantly speed up a computer. That if we simply swap the Hard Disk Drive out with an SSD, our Personal Computers can run revitalized. It’s an excellent upgrade.

However, SSD’s are a bit expensive.

So Carey proposes that we use an SSD with enough space for the Operating System and other applications, but to use an HDD for storage since they’re cheaper. Brilliant!

These two drives complement each other – the SSD is used to run the system and other software, while the HDD is used to hold data. To be clear, the storage drive does not replace the need for a backup drive.

Visit Carey’s YouTube channel for more computer related information.

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