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Answer: Why it can take Disk Cleanup so long

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    Thanks @CountMike. Sure, SSD seems a lot faster than an HDD. Also, is SSD suitable for all-day computing (I use my laptop for over 10 hours daily) and also to store data ? I have often read that SSDs are installed by folks for faster boot-up and such. If and when I plan to buy an SSD, probably 250Gb, I would like to allocate 100Gb for OS partition, and the rest for my own data (which is about 50Gb now). Would SSD fail sooner than an HDD, if I use the laptop with only one SSD (I don't think I can fit in an SSD AND an HDD !) for 10+ hours daily ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshiyer View Post
    Thanks @CountMike. Sure, SSD seems a lot faster than an HDD. Also, is SSD suitable for all-day computing (I use my laptop for over 10 hours daily) and also to store data ? I have often read that SSDs are installed by folks for faster boot-up and such. If and when I plan to buy an SSD, probably 250Gb, I would like to allocate 100Gb for OS partition, and the rest for my own data (which is about 50Gb now). Would SSD fail sooner than an HDD, if I use the laptop with only one SSD (I don't think I can fit in an SSD AND an HDD !) for 10+ hours daily ?
    Any new SSD is likely to outlasts any spinner/mechanical HDDs, specially in portable device environment. Biggest problem with HDDs is possibility of head crash in case of sharp blow, with SSD which has no moving parts, you can carry it turned on while riding a bicycle on cross country trails or ride a camel. It uses much less power so your battery would last longer.
    Not only it's faster to BOOT but your programs will start up much faster.
    Also, even if it's set to sleep it takes no time to spin up and start working unlike HDDs which can use 5 seconds and up to respond when it wakes up.
    My computer is never turned off, everything is on and running 24/7 and one of my SSDs (an 5 year old, low end Kingston V300, 120GB) is still like new ,100/100% health/performance and had over 20TB of data thru it.
    Only drawback is price per GB which is double the price of HDDs.
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    @CounterMike - Yes, I agree with you that SSDs can be much faster than HDDs. If SSDs last twice as long as HDDs then they may justify their cost, which is double that of HDDs currently. While SSDs' performance is appreciated by everyone who's used it, cost is its biggest drawback ;-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshiyer View Post
    @CounterMike - Yes, I agree with you that SSDs can be much faster than HDDs. If SSDs last twice as long as HDDs then they may justify their cost, which is double that of HDDs currently. While SSDs' performance is appreciated by everyone who's used it, cost is its biggest drawback ;-(
    Price has dropped a lot too. That old Kingston of mine is less than half price now from what I payed for and the other one is double the size for price of first one.
    As far as price/GB is concerned and comparing between SSDs my thoughts are that in a few years almost anything I buy now will be too small by the time when replacement will be necessary. In 1980s I was super happy with 10 MB (yes, MegaByte) HDD on my Atari !!!
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    Seems SSD prices have fallen is varying degrees in different geographies. Here in India, it still costs twice as much as a HDD of same capacity. I would like to buy a 250Gb SSD to be able to use it for another 4-5 years atleast (though I replace my laptop every 3 years). Here Samsung 850 EVO 250Gb SSD costs about $100 while a WD/Seagate SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD of 500Gb capacity costs less than $50. Had the price gap been within 25-30% one could take opt for an SSD for performance' sake. Due to general economic slowdown and falling laptop sales, I think most manufacturers will stick to the regular HDD on laptops for the foreseeable future. Don't see mid-range laptops shipping with SSDs anytime soon either.
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    No real need for expensive SSD, no real need for super fast one either. Better to buy bigger cheap one. In real work you'd never notice difference.
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    Oh. Can you suggest a few good ones ? I have checked Amazon.in and similar online buying options but all makes, like Samsung, Kingston, Sandisk, and Transcend seem about same price for 250Gb SSDs. Samsung is expensive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshiyer View Post
    Oh. Can you suggest a few good ones ? I have checked Amazon.in and similar online buying options but all makes, like Samsung, Kingston, Sandisk, and Transcend seem about same price for 250Gb SSDs. Samsung is expensive though.
    This one of mine, Silicone Power Velox V70, although almost half the price of same size Samsung, serves me pretty good. That's the one from second picture.
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    Thanks, but that make isn't available here. I only got options in Samsung, Kingston, Sandisk and Transcend. Also, 250Gb seems out of stock for most of these makes. 120Gb won't suffice for my reqts, while I can't afford a 512Gb one :-(
    Guess, I will have to settle for a standard HDD this time, and save up for an SSD to replace the HDD with in future !
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    Not rosy situation here either, due to lousy economic situation mostly cheap stuff is available.
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