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    [O/C]HDD vs SSD

    SSDs, the newest kid on the block, is trying to dethrone the big old HDD that?s been around for decades.

    I'm sure many people have seen or read an article on the new SSDs and have seen benchmarks of how fast they are. I've been thinking about them a lot over the past 3-4 months, asked many questions, did research and finally came to the conclusion to pull the trigger.

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    They own them... and I don't even have one. It's the same thing in the iPhone... iPod, etc... they've been around for years.

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    Need both imo.
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    Yeah ment it mainly for OS/App related programs. Personally I really only use my SSD's in my main rig. Everything else is on a server and on Mech Drives.
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    Im thinking of pulling the trigger myself =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvppuduker View Post
    Im thinking of pulling the trigger myself =P
    It acts like a whole new system with a good SSD.

    Case in point recently P4 D640 (3.2Ghz /w HT) replaced a failed 160Gig HDD with a 80Gig SSD. Difference... night and day. Loaded Win7 on it, ran smooth... even for such an old CPU it ran quiet well doing basic things (web, e-mail, word, etc).
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    Get a 120g SSD put your OS, Games, and a few apps on it. Than get a min of 2 drives and RAID them together (get 4 so you can use a RAID 5) and than use that for storage of your files.

    On top of that I use a 200g laptop drive to make an image of my SSD every few weeks just incase it fails.

    an SSD is def worth every penny
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    Quote Originally Posted by realmadrid12 View Post
    Get a 120g SSD put your OS, Games, and a few apps on it. Than get a min of 2 drives and RAID them together (get 4 so you can use a RAID 5) and than use that for storage of your files.

    On top of that I use a 200g laptop drive to make an image of my SSD every very weeks just incase it fails.

    an SSD is def worth every penny
    get 4 for RAID5? Just need 3. Maybe you're thinking RAID6
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    Quote Originally Posted by cw823 View Post
    get 4 for RAID5? Just need 3. Maybe you're thinking RAID6
    yep sorry. I pretty much only use RAID10 so I forget the others. Thanks for the correction

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