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# 11
02-08-2012, 10:53 AM
I have to agree with SSD statement. I have three laptops, two have an SSD, and the performance is phenominal. The one without it takes forever (relatively) to boot up in comparison.
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# 12
02-08-2012, 02:33 PM
I wont argue because I would love a SSD, some of us are on a budget though. Being married with kids, the Hybrid drive gives me both storage and boot speed. It's only a few seconds slower than a full SSD for boot, I can live with this. I'll update to a full SSD later.
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# 13
02-08-2012, 02:42 PM
On Topic: Never used a SSD drive. How are they an improvement over standard HDs?

Slightly Off Topic: Darth...get the tribbles back to their servers so we don't have a crash...
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# 14
02-08-2012, 02:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LewsTelamon001
On Topic: Never used a SSD drive. How are they an improvement over standard HDs?

Slightly Off Topic: Darth...get the tribbles back to their servers so we don't have a crash...
The fastest HDD is still 85% slower than the slowest SDD.
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# 15
02-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Tis a time for Vials and Tribblations, torture I tell you!

My personal opinion is it is good to have both a SSD and a HDD @7200rpm+, and setup your programs to run on each one the way you want. Reliability versus speed.
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# 16
02-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LewsTelamon001
On Topic: Never used a SSD drive. How are they an improvement over standard HDs?
SSD = Solid State Drive, ie: No moving parts, just electricity
Standard HD = Too many moving parts to mention, ie: it's gonna be slower dude :p
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# 17
02-08-2012, 08:02 PM
I'd caution on using a SSD for heavy read/write cycles, as currently, they only last for so many before they are shot...

I shall recommend what I've seen experts recommend: SSD for Windows, and a regular HDD for programs and games.
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# 18
02-09-2012, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MajorHalcyon
I'd caution on using a SSD for heavy read/write cycles, as currently, they only last for so many before they are shot....
Ugh, that old hat again. That may have been an issue with the very first tiny versions (like perhaps those on them hybrid drives?). Modern drives have overcome those problems.

And normal harddrives can fail very well too. Thatīs why we have S.M.A.R.T. and all the different hot plugin raid levels.
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