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SSD Drive dependability

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    to both comments. With the price per gigabyte dropping they are getting to be very affordable. 256 GB is more than enough for most people to run Windows from. Data can then go a secondary drive that could be a conventional drive, of a second SSD. I have a 128 GB and a 256 GB SSD in my laptop, at the time 500 GB drives were pricy. I have 2 256 GB SSD's in my desktop PC. I like keeping my Data on a separate drive or partition so two drives made more sense than one. I don't game on my laptop so 128 GB is plenty for just Windows and office.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    to both comments. With the price per gigabyte dropping they are getting to be very affordable. 256 GB is more than enough for most people to run Windows from. Data can then go a secondary drive that could be a conventional drive, of a second SSD. I have a 128 GB and a 256 GB SSD in my laptop, at the time 500 GB drives were pricy. I have 2 256 GB SSD's in my desktop PC. I like keeping my Data on a separate drive or partition so two drives made more sense than one. I don't game on my laptop so 128 GB is plenty for just Windows and office.


    My main system has a 240GB SSD that is plenty for Windows 8.1, Office 2013, AutoCAD 2014, CorelDRAW X6, media editing tools and scientific software.

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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    128 GB just didn't cut it on my desktop, I game and some of my FPS games / steam games eat up some space. 256 GB is plenty with all my documents, pictures, and videos etc on my Data drive.
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  4. #14


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    128 GB just didn't cut it on my desktop, I game and some of my FPS games / steam games eat up some space. 256 GB is plenty with all my documents, pictures, and videos etc on my Data drive.
    High end games would be better off with good graphics card & decent RAM rather than SSD right?
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    128 GB just didn't cut it on my desktop, I game and some of my FPS games / steam games eat up some space. 256 GB is plenty with all my documents, pictures, and videos etc on my Data drive.
    High end games would be better off with good graphics card & decent RAM rather than SSD right?
    Yes, it all factors in to performance. Aside from that though, for me 128 GB wasn't enough room for what I did on my desktop PC. I install/play a lot of gameson that PC. It varies from FPS to flight simms to racing simms. It all adds up so I went with 256 GB just to play it safe.
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  6. #16


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Okay, hope SSDs really get huge push in technology even further so that prices become affordable , reducing $/gigs
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  7. #17


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    They are the future. Spinners will probably go the way of diskettes before long. Prices continue to drop. Anybody use tape drives anymore?
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  8. #18


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    7 x64


    Well, dont need to cry about high ssd prices, as they are really cheap these days - just look, even best crucial ssd 256 gb is ~178 $ (its a price in my country, near the end of the world, so in manufacturers country it should be much cheaper), how cheap is that !! i bought my 64 gb ssd for the same amount of money ~ 3,5 years ago... Of course, the best of the best and with a few terabytes of storage will cost much more, but that is for every piece of hardware, that is not for ordinary users - a simple core i7 cpu is fairly cheap too, but the price of the fastest extreme edition core i7 cpu just skyrockets, too.
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  9. #19


    Last year I payed over 100 US bucks for Kingston V300 120GB and now they are less than $70.
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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    240 GB is enough for most things -- I run OPENSUSE (Linux) on my laptop with a Windows 8.1 Virtual machine -- all from the SSD. If I need extra space for movies / music etc I simply attach external devices plus I also have a 32GB Micro sdHC card (in side a standsd SD card adapter) if I need to make a copy of work documents or whatever.

    The response on the windows VM is faster than NATIVE on a normal HDD. (Use Windows still for Office, Photoshop etc).

    The 1TB HDD that the laptop originally came with - I now use for archiving / backup .

    Linux desktop with Machu Picchu (Peru) in the background - running VLC (native on Linux) and Windows 8.1update 1 on VMWARE workstation -- runs fine on Linux too.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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