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SSD Worth it or not?

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  • No. Don't do it.

    1 3.57%
  • Yes. Go for it!

    27 96.43%
  1. #1

    SSD Worth it or not?


    Alright here's a good question, poll above, discuss below.

    Are SSD drives worth it? I am thinking about them in my next build but I'm not going to invest if they aren't mastered enough for long term use.

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  2. #2


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
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    Though I don't own one, from what I've heard they're well worth the money.
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  3. #3


    worth every penny!!!
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  4. #4


    So let me add a twist I love my western digital drivess

    So when do I draw the line between our standard hdd and the sleek new ssd.

    Moreover, what is the suggested use for an ssd? Boot or storage?
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  5. #5


    One thing that is not worth the money is a revo hybrid drive (I got stung) the performance is just ok, but if you have a bsod or reset your system then prepare to wait 30 minutes for it to rebuild the drive before you can reboot (multiple bsods would be a nightmare)
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  6. #6


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adntech View Post
    Moreover, what is the suggested use for an ssd? Boot or storage?
    They are exceptional for both,but they are expensive compared to Standard Drives so use them for Boot and have Larger Standard drive or drives for Storage.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    One thing that is not worth the money is a revo hybrid drive (I got stung) the performance is just ok, but if you have a bsod or reset your system then prepare to wait 30 minutes for it to rebuild the drive before you can reboot (multiple bsods would be a nightmare)
    Are those SSD / HDD combo drives? I've heard bad things about them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adntech View Post
    Moreover, what is the suggested use for an ssd? Boot or storage?
    They are exceptional for both,but they are expensive compared to Standard Drives so use them for Boot and have Larger Standard drive or drives for Storage.
    I figured, when I owned a desktop I broke my stuff into groups, so like downloads got their own drive. Documents and pictures got their own, programs got their own and music was on the network.




    Also what's with this rumor that they fail faster than traditional hard drives.
    Moreover, with an HDD you have clicking or spinning noises to tell you the drive is running or failing which ever comes first.

    How am I to know my SSD has power, and more so that its actually functioning.
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  8. #8


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Hdd only have clicking noises sometimes,it is quite normal for them to just quit without warning.
    I think you will find that it's just a rumor that they fail sooner than HDD's.
    You will know if it is functioning the same way as you would with a HDD.
    Probably the easiest and best way to think of them is that they are Internal Thumb Drives.
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  9. #9


    ok kodi, let's look at these things.

    Standard Hard Drive: Spin-up, lots of moving parts, More so with higher RPM drives there is noise, sometimes there is seeking noise, lots of heat too.

    Solid State Drives: No spin up; should mean instant start, No moving parts; Longer life?, No operation noise?, heat?.


    I make it known I am not disagreeing with anyone, I simply am looking at all angles before I jump on this object because of $ per GB.

    Please, look at this from all angles as well, I have heard SSDs tend to use less power as well, I would love to be convinced in this technology!
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    A revo drive plugs in a PCIe 4x slot like a video card....supposed to be very fast, but is very very expensive, also has problems with booting in some systems...did not know about the rebuild time....but it not something OZC would advertise either

    There is a combo SSD/hard drive that uses the SSD as a fast access for frequently used data.....
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