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Windows 8 to mainstream solid-state drives, says analyst

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Being in control of a car and driving a car are two completely different things.
    Well I'd say pulling a caravan 30,000 Klm's around Australia, you'd need to be in some kind of control.

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    A self-confessed grey nomad. The ultimate driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    A self-confessed grey nomad. The ultimate driver.
    Beats sitting around watching television. Once the holidays are over, I'll probably be off again or over to Europe if my wife has her way, me, I'd rather sit under a gumtree beside a river, as long as there's a 3g signal around.
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    When I go bush, there's no computers or phones. Dig a hole for a dump, cook on a campfire, get water from a river and sleep under canvas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    When I go bush, there's no computers or phones. Dig a hole for a dump, cook on a campfire, get water from a river and sleep under canvas.
    I,m a bit like that, caravan with a toilet and shower, gas oven, 3 way fridge, TV with PVR functions, iPad, Netbook and HTC OneX for a hotspot, I just love roughing it
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    Well personally speaking as a home user I don't really need a file or folder to open instantly, so I'll stick with my sata HD for now, just seen a 512GB SSD for £513 plus P&P I can go and visit my mates in Cyprus for three weeks with that !!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by headonastick View Post
    Well personally speaking as a home user I don't really need a file or folder to open instantly, so I'll stick with my sata HD for now, just seen a 512GB SSD for £513 plus P&P I can go and visit my mates in Cyprus for three weeks with that !!!!!!!
    Well I wouldn't buy one for that price either, but I've just bought a 128GB for $100 which I thought was reasonable, and it was a heavy duty gaming one. I use a NAS for all my big files so that's ample for me.

    Look if you're happy with your setup stick with it, my rig is over 3 years old, the only things I've changed are the video card and the SSD, still plenty fast for me.
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    Hi there

    You don't always have to pay "top dollar" --keep your eyes skinned and it's amazing what you can "Salvage".

    I got 3 120 GB SSD's from some old junk computers the office was scrapping -- can't understand some businesses - the amount of salvageable junk they scrap -- and they say there's no money around !!!! -

    I have 2 sets of the old fashioned "Grey Tin type sets of office drawers" that I "rescued" from an office being "renovated" when it was just chucking out "Old Furniture" on to the city street waiting for the Garbage collection. I have got a great old Executive / CEO type of TEAK !!! Desk too - a little bit of sanding and a drop of Polyurethane and polishing and I've got a far far better desk than I could have ever paid for myself and all it cost me was a bit of "Do it yourself" and a bit of heaving into the vehicle by me and a colleague.

    How's that for saving money in a recession -- and the SSD's are just fine - to say nothing of the Office furniture.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    I'm one of those who purchased an SSD at the same time as Win8 to improve my system performance. I've put my most frequently used apps on the SSD and all of my data are on 2 500GB spinners. Very happy that it's performing to expectations so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    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.
    Coke, 2 suggestions:

    1. Don't buy a PCI-e attached SSD. They are a) expensive and b) are not really any faster than e.g. the new OCZ Vector

    2. I have not noticed any slowdown 'in the long run'. My oldest SSD has been installed 4 years ago and the current performance is only marginally slower than on day1. The same for my other 5. I have OCZs, Intels, Crucial, Mushkin and now a brand new Vector which is not yet installed.
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