The SSD thread (prices, news, benchmarks)

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by villageman, Mar 27, 2007.

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  1. villageman

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    It seems that things are evolving quite fast around SSD's.
    Just saw in another thread in here an announcement by samsung for a faster 64GB 1.8" drive.
    So I thought it would be easier if we kept all news, prices, benchmarks in one single thread.
     
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    Oh, you did, did you?:rolleyes:
     
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    NewEgg selling Samsung SSD 32GB for under $500.
     
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    I would consider one if it was $500 for 64GB.
     
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    I suppose that is because you don't have a second bay for a another HD in your laptop ;-).

    I can easily go away with a 32gb SSD (windows and applications) and use my current Momentus 160GB as internal storage in the second bay.
     
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    Nah not because of that... You're paying a huge price premium for only 32GB and the whole point is to have everything fast not just the OS. I mean if I had 32GB I would like to store the OS, applications, games, documents, videos etc. This will enable me to do multiple things at once especially things like sypware scan, virus scan, defragmenting etc. which is intensive on the hard drive and causes slow downs when doing other tasks. This also cuts out the option of having a 2nd OS such as Linux on SSD.

    Don't forget windows vista ultimate takes 15-20GB without anything installed. That doesn't leave much room left as this does not include windows system files such as swap file, restore points, system indexing etc.

    It's about value too, spending $500 for 32GB is just not worth it unless you're rich where money is no object.
     
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    Well Vista Ultimate AFTER installation needs only 10GB INCLUDING a swap file (I have 4GB of memory so I could easily go without a swap file), pagefile etc. I have installed Vista Ultimate+Office in a 15GB partition and still have 3GB left.
    And I am sure you will NEVER be able to store EVERYTHING in a SSD drive. These drives are made for SPEED not for storage (do you know anybody using a Raptor for storage?).
    I would easily invest $500 for an SSD which will definetely make my system much speedier than any processor upgrade.
     
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