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Old 03-17-10, 02:48 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 03-17-10, 02:54 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-17-10, 03:28 PM   #3
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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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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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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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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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