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SSD Worth it or not?

View Poll Results: SSD, Nay or Yay?

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  • No. Don't do it.

    1 3.57%
  • Yes. Go for it!

    27 96.43%
  1. #21


    I've heard good things about intel and corsair too. I picked an intel for my quote.

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  2. #22


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    I use vertex 2's I have three of them. Two in my desktop as a RAID 0 and one in my laptop I am very happy with all 3 drives

    I have used my SSD's as both Boot and storage I was somewhat disappointed at the copy speeds as they were not much faster than my HDD's

    Point to note I have had difficulties installing WDP on these drives, funny enough though when I changed my desktop to RAID I had no problems at all.

    I am waiting to upgrade to a vertex3, maybe in the new year these are faster than the Revo drive and negate the point in buying one. I have heard of some people having problems with Windows 7 with these drives, hopefully these problems will be solved by the time I get one
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  3. #23


    I've heard SSD's as being a prime choice for netbook users as their power use is much lower than that of a standard 2.5" drive.

    I don't know man, I'm still not convinced in the MTFB, I mean why do I want to go through all that money just for a drive to last a little bit.

    Actually, if I get convinced on the SSD route, my new netbook I'm getting will get one. I mean when I'll just have browsing, documents and the OS, storage in the cloud [Dropbox] I guess there's not much to worry... but I want to be convinced first.
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  4. #24


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    I could try to convince you but what happens when you get one and do not think it was worth it? lol
    My experience is, that I love my SSD's they have made the single most noticeable change since I have been using a Computer
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Here is an example of lifetime for my 3 year old Intel.

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  6. #26


    whs where did you get that from???

    And Pooch, I've considered the technology before. Just heard a ton of bad things about SSDs.
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  7. #27


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Calculate Lifetime & Check SSD Drive Health Using SSDlife Tool [Windows]

    And believe me, there is nothing "bad" about SSDs. I have 5 of them and the oldest (see previous post) is 3 years old. My experience is only positive. However, you have to learn a bit about the SSDs. They differ from HDDs. I found that most people that speak bad about SSDs do that from hearsay and do not even own one or they did not take the time to learn about the technology.
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  8. #28


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by adntech View Post

    And Pooch, I've considered the technology before. Just heard a ton of bad things about SSDs.
    If you look you can find bad things written about anything, and you will always find bad apples in a barrel. In my opinion the only bad thing about a SSD is the price
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  9. #29


    Cost is a for sure turn-off. But I've been looking around, and I think I'll be happy try the technology out.

    I think once I have my new desktop built I'll overhual my netbook. Add some RAM and a new SSD.
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  10. #30


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    I think that is a wise decision Netbooks and laptops are generally about saving energy when running on battery and tend to be slow. This is where a SSD really makes a difference
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