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  1. #61


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    You guys keep talking about SSD. Now I got my thought obsessed of having one of it...
    No way would I still want to agonize with spinning disks. I put SSDs on all my systems - the first one 4 years ago. But now they are dead cheap and there is no excuse.

    Just today I installed a 120GB M4 on a laptop of a friend. What a difference once I swapped the disks. He was tickled pink.
    SSDs are fine for some things but you're hardly going to build a multi-terabyte storage system using them.
    Last edited by Calico; 31 Mar 2012 at 04:28.

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  2. #62


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    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    Basically SSD is like running your entire system in RAM. At least that's how it feels to me and I'm used to fast SCSI disks...

    Everything dead quiet, no heat..... Switching on that aging Power Edge behemoth becomes more and more intolerable.

    Cheers,
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  3. #63


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I will see if I can have one in this coming month.
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  4. #64


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Nobody is talking about SSDs for large amounts of data. SSDs are for the OS. Data goes on the spinners - internal or external. I still have about a dozen spinners that I use. Data space for life.
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  5. #65


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


    I could have gotten this thing (see my system specs) with an SSD and a 750G spinner, or two 750G spinners.

    I chose the latter.

    Speed isn't close to being an issue for me, although.
    these drives are reasonable in that respect, IMO.

    Storage space and 'room to move' is.

    I'll consider an SSD when the $/GB drops, and reliability improves.

    As for the reliability of spinners, I've never had one die in over 20 years, and
    still run a couple of 10-15+ year-old spinners in my 'second-string' desktop box.

    Not so much as a bad sector on any of them.
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  6. #66


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Nobody is talking about SSDs for large amounts of data. SSDs are for the OS. Data goes on the spinners - internal or external. I still have about a dozen spinners that I use. Data space for life.
    Go with that. I use the SSD for the programs and a couple of spinners to hold the data. That arrangement seems to be the optimum set up regarding price.

    Just fitted a hybrid to my laptop - Seagate Momentus XT which has certainly speeded up things although whether that was due to an old spin speed HD it replaced who knows. Has breathed new life into it though so no need to upgrade that one for a while.
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  7. #67


    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Aside from pros and cons. I'm going to get one SSD then be able to tell story about using it later. Worth trying I guess
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  8. #68


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Right Kevin. Go for it. And when you are ready, read this: SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Forums
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  9. #69


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks, Wolfgang.
    I won't rush, but yeah I'm committed here.
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  10. #70


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You are welcome.
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