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Installed an SSD, what a difference!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by srhoades, Aug 15, 2011.


  1. srhoades

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    Newegg had a Kingston v+100 96GB SSD drive on sale for $119 and with a Kingston rebate it brought it down to $90 so I took the plunge.

    My mediocre emachines laptop would take a minute to be usable from the time I pushed the power button. The SSD shaved 20 seconds off that, and most programs snap right open.

    The death of the mechanical hard drive is at hand.
     

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  2. Pierre!

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    Well, when they start doing 1Tb SSD... THEN it will be the death of the mechanical HD...:supergrin:

    Till then...

    They be spinnin, they be spinnin...

    But at least we can start em up much faster with an SSD!

    I remember when you could brew a pot of coffee faster than the computer would boot!

    Yah, they used to give me coffee and donuts or cookies... :cool:

    It was back when you could make more than 20% or more on the sale of a computer component...

    But I digress... :rofl:

    Congrats on your new purchase! I am just a little jealous...
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Eventually, but not yet. Cost needs to come down, and Reliability needs to improve. They are faster, but to me, not "that much".. faster. Is there a difference, of course. It wasn't so dramatic that I had to run out and buy SSD's though. (that's just my opinion)...

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  4. filthy infidel

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    We have enterprise level storage on SSDs at work- cute little adapters that step down the 3.5" drives below the 10Krpm 3.0" drives to the lilliputian 250GB 6GBPS SSDs..... expen$ive little buggers.
     
  5. blastfact

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    SSD's are nice. But there going to have to get a lot cheaper before I give up my Raptors.
     
  6. srhoades

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    Raptors aren't exactly affordable.
     
  7. JimmyN

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    Technology is advancing faster all the time, it's amazing how much computers have improved over the last two decades. I can remember back to the time of the first IBM PC, before hard drives and directories. A time of green screens and 128K of RAM. A time when IBM said there would never be a need for a color computer monitor.

    Then the 286's, 386's, and so on. A time when PC's were so slow you could actually read the POST information as it scrolled up the screen. Now, just like some error messages it's just a flash and it's gone, and you mumble to yourself "What did that error message say?"
     
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