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Even if you Want Metro this is totally CRAZY

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't see any performance improvement either. I run all my systems on SSDs and there Windows8 is about the same as Windows7.

    And SSDs are no more expensive if you use them for the OS in a desktop. I just bought a 60GB SSD for $69.95 - and 60GB is ample for the OS. All my desktops run on 60GB SSDs and I never ran out of space - even with 2 virtual partitions for Ubuntu and Windows8.

    In a laptop the story is more complicated because you cannot put the user files on the spinners - unless you have one of those rare laptops with 2 disk bays.

    Like this one.....

    I have two 750GB spinners in this, and its speed is more than adequate.

    Will toss an SSD into it when prices in Australia come down to something acceptable.

    I went looking at SSDs the other day, and the prices being asked are truly mindblowing.
    I really do not know what the prices down under are. But you must have been looking at SSDs with a large capacity. For the OS, you really only need a 60GB model if installed in a desktop where you can offload the user files to the spinner. And those 60GB models should not be that much more expensive than in the US.

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  2. #32


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    $1 per GB


    My supplier's SSD prices (MSY Adelaide):

    • Patriot 60 GB = ~$65
    • Intel 60 GB = ~$90


    I can still easily get 8x as much storage on a HDD though.
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  3. #33


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    My supplier's SSD prices (MSY Adelaide):

    • Patriot 60 GB = ~$65
    • Intel 60 GB = ~$90


    I can still easily get 8x as much storage on a HDD though.

    Sure you get more storage per Dollar on a HDD. The question though is whether you want a Pickup truck or a Porsche. The whole idea of a SSD is speed - not storage space. There is no component in the PC where you can get a similar performance boost with a $70 investment - and which is so easy to install.
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  4. #34


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    It depends on your priorities


    I mentioned the prices, because there has been some discussion about $AUS prices (in earlier comments).

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Sure you get more storage per Dollar on a HDD. The question though is whether you want a Pickup truck or a Porsche. The whole idea of a SSD is speed - not storage space.
    Agreed.
    We've debated this before.
    It depends on your priorities.
    In my case, capacity and convenience (tape drives need not apply ) trumps speed and convenience.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There is no component in the PC where you can get a similar performance boost with a $70 investment - and which is so easy to install.
    They come with install kits?
    I don't have 2.5" bays in my desktop.

    The last 3 HDDs I've bought, didn't even have screws.
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  5. #35


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    No need for 3.5" installation kits (although some SSDs come with it). I use self adhesive Velcro dots to install the SSDs in the 3.5" bays. That works better than taking the whole thing apart to get the screws in.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    No need for 3.5" installation kits (although some SSDs come with it). I use self adhesive Velcro dots to install the SSDs in the 3.5" bays. That works better than taking the whole thing apart to get the screws in.
    Kits? Screws? I just leave mine dangling on the cables on the bottom of the case. I've got one SSD and 2 HDD's, I'm forever swapping drives, so I don't ever have a side on my cases, just makes it all quicker. I used to use caddies but found they got a bit too hot.
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  7. #37


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


    Sounds like my P4 desktop machine.

    More drives than bays to take them, but some foam-rubber
    on the case-floor and it's good to go.

    Each drive has a different OS and progs on it (everything from DOS 6.22/WfW 3.11
    to the 32-bit Win 8 CP, with an Ubuntu drive thrown (literally) in as well).
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Sounds like my P4 desktop machine.

    More drives than bays to take them, but some foam-rubber
    on the case-floor and it's good to go.

    Each drive has a different OS and progs on it (everything from DOS 6.22/WfW 3.11
    to the 32-bit Win 8 CP, with an Ubuntu drive thrown (literally) in as well).
    DOS 6.22/WfW 3.11 my first Operating system on a 486 dx266, that was my first PC after a Commodore 64, Amiga 500 and Amiga2000. I wrote over a drive with Vista on it to install Windows 8CP.
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  9. #39


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


    I went from the C64/A500 (both of which I still own) to an
    Osborne 386 SX20. 4 MB RAM, 256KB graphics and an 80MB
    HDD the size of a shoebox.

    Those were the days....:-)
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  10. #40


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I went from the C64/A500 (both of which I still own) to an
    Osborne 386 SX20. 4 MB RAM, 256KB graphics and an 80MB
    HDD the size of a shoebox.

    Those were the days....:-)
    No they weren't Kat.

    I remember replacing a huge 20mb HD which cost a fortune and then going through all the bits just to get it set up before even thinking about any operating system.
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