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I am an SSD Convert -- How can you manage WITHOUT one !!!

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Storage is WAY more important than speed to me, so I will be sticking with my twin 750GB SATAs for the foreseeable future.

    As the $/GB comes down, we'll see......but I can't justify the purchase of one ATM.
    That is not the point (for a desktop). The SSD is only for the OS. And a 60GB model will suffice. In addition you can still have the spinners for storage.

    And you can get a super SSD with 60GB for $80. Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR60GB 2.5" 60GB SATA III Asynchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  2. #12


    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Storage is WAY more important than speed to me, so I will be sticking with my twin 750GB SATAs for the foreseeable future.

    As the $/GB comes down, we'll see......but I can't justify the purchase of one ATM.
    You can have both, best of both worlds, small OS SSD, and all the storage you want

    A Guy
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  3. #13


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    I don't think I can go back to booting from a spinner.

    However, I'm trying out Win8 fron my HDD and it's pretty quick. once I put it on my SSD, going back to a spinner will definitely be impossible.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Sorry, but I can't see the point.

    Boot-up times are irrelevant, AFAIC, so long as it DOES boot.

    Storage-space IS.

    I suspect that a bit of elitism is creeping in here....
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  5. #15


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    heh heh Kat, it's not only about boot times. It also means anything you run will start up instantly or almost instantly.

    I kinda wish I had one. For instance, it takes my machine about 5 seconds to load Firefox and all of my plugins. With an SSD, it would probably be closer to a second or two. I would imagine that it would really be good for gaming or loading large programs like Photoshop or Audio DAWs.

    They're not being elitist.
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    Windows 8.1


    It's the difference between a suv and a small sports car.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    heh heh Kat, it's not only about boot times. It also means anything you run will start up instantly or almost instantly.

    I kinda wish I had one. For instance, it takes my machine about 5 seconds to load Firefox and all of my plugins. With an SSD, it would probably be closer to a second or two. I would imagine that it would really be good for gaming or loading large programs like Photoshop or Audio DAWs.

    They're not being elitist.

    OK, that's fine.

    But, for what I do at the moment, I'm good to go with my twin 750GB Toshiba SATAs.

    Surely that's OK, too?

    Horses for courses, and all....

    And I DID say that I'd consider one in the future......
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    All I remember is that the thing was very expensive - appr. $260 I think.
    Off topic but it is funny how we view "expensive." My first hard drive was 20 MB for $400, then I bought a 360 MB drive for $365. I thought that both of those were reasonable in price. Now I look at $100 for 1 TB and think, "That's too much, I'll wait for the price to drop." The first hard drive that I was involved with was for a TRS-80, 8.4 MB and cost $4,500.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    All I remember is that the thing was very expensive - appr. $260 I think.
    Off topic but it is funny how we view "expensive." My first hard drive was 20 MB for $400, then I bought a 360 MB drive for $365. I thought that both of those were reasonable in price. Now I look at $100 for 1 TB and think, "That's too much, I'll wait for the price to drop." The first hard drive that I was involved with was for a TRS-80, 8.4 MB and cost $4,500.
    Those were the days...

    My first HDD (in a 386SX16/4MB) was an 80Mb 5.25" the size of a shoe-box.

    Around the same time I had an XT/AT with a 20MB HDD.....DOS 3 and a green screen......

    One thing about small hard drives, though, is that they do encourage good disk-housekeeping...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    The first hard drive that I was involved with was for a TRS-80, 8.4 MB and cost $4,500.
    You just couldn't handle how cool it was to load software and actually hear it like I did with cassette tapes and TI-99/4a.

    lol can you believe that I used to try to edit programs by cutting and splicing tape? lol I was a little kid and never was successful at all but I had to be on some space s*** to have tried that lmao!!!
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