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Windows 8 to mainstream solid-state drives, says analyst

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    Of course bigger is better. But may be also less economical. The art is to find a balance. Look at the performance of this 128GB beauty - especially the 4K nums. 4K is the most frequently used blocksize by the OS.
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    The 256GB SSDs seem to currently hit the sweet spot when it comes to price and performance.
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    “While SSD shipments rose by 124 percent last year, growth actually fell short of expectations because ultrabook sales faltered due to poor marketing, high prices and a lack of appealing features. However, if sales of the new generation of ultrabooks take off this year as expected, the SSD market is set for robust growth.”

    Another factor encouraging the buying of SSDs is that the price of NAND continues to fall, so more and more SSDs are appealing to price-conscious, performance minded, savvy computer enthusiasts.
    SSD market revenue expected to double this year - Components - News - HEXUS.net

    But we all knew that anyway, didn't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headonastick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by headonastick View Post
    In the UK I can buy a 1TB Sata drive for just over £50, whys would I even consider spending an extra £90+ for a 200 GB SSD, the figures just don't add up for me !
    Oh but I don't have a notebook/laptop by the way hate them both with a passion !!!!
    Why, because they make any PC faster, and that's the main aim of Geeks, you know, the type of person that hangs around on these forums.

    I myself have bought 2 in the last 12 months, I find they're big enough now for the OS and a few programmes, photos, music and videos I put onto external drives or just put a second Sata drive in the case.
    Well 1stly allow me to apologise for not being a 'geek', and for using these forums to connect with other people, hell if I knew there was a requirement I wouldn't have bothered ! Aren't you the same guy who criticised people for using useless 3rd party software like Classic Shell (probably written by a geek) ? I think that everyone is entitled to an opinion and use this forum without needing to be labelled, so I will keep my dim views to myself then I don't have to be patronised by you !
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    You asked why, I gave you an opinion as to why, I referred to Geeks because that's the main type of person that visits these forums. How you somehow turned what I said into some kind of insult is beyond me.

    if you asked the same question again I would answer it the same way, your average Geek tries to make his computer faster, and a reasonably cheap way of doing that is to add an SSD, unless you go to a really big size, then it becomes expensive.

    As far as the Classic Shell goes, to me it's like adding a gear stick to an automatic, but some people like doing that.
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    Seems legit. Windows 8's hybrid boot feature with a SSD makes boot time pretty much non-existent, which is what I harp on when I suggest to people about that. Along with less power consumption. Of course.

    Although I have to ask the general audience, I've personally not running on a SSD (going to do so on my next motherboard upgrade so I can buy a PCI-E based SSD) so I'm kind of wondering about how Windows performs over the long run. The thing that ends up slowing Windows to a constipated poop is usually winrot or I've seen with Kaspersky, just a weird degrading of performance. Do those type of issues not ever happen with a SSD? I feel like they would.
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    As far as the Classic Shell goes, to me it's like adding a gear stick to an automatic, but some people like doing that.
    I love it when people use car analogies and get it completely wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    As far as the Classic Shell goes, to me it's like adding a gear stick to an automatic, but some people like doing that.
    I love it when people use car analogies and get it completely wrong.
    It could be wrong, but in my mind its a step back, or superfluous to my needs.
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    And some people don't appreciate cars or driving. It probably also reflects on other things in their life. But then I'm a motorhead, so I view things differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    And some people don't appreciate cars or driving. It probably also reflects on other things in their life. But then I'm a motorhead, so I view things differently.
    I've driven through most of Western Europe, including Denmark Norway and Sweden, most of England Scotland and Wales. Driven right around Australia nearly twice, Driven through quite a stretch of the USA and quite a bit of Canada, so I'm not one of those people.
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    Being in control of a car and driving a car are two completely different things.
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