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Old 04-19-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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SDD drive versus HDD

Well its no secret that they're faster. Its good to see it in action though.


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Old 04-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Nice comparison.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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if only they weren't so fucking expensive on laptops
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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wow maybe I should have spent an extra $500 to get my laptop a 256 SSD over the 500GB one...
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #5
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Loading the programs quicker is really nice, but I always thought SSD drives were supposed to startup Windows almost instantly. Oh well. I planned on using one of these if I decide to built a system this summer, I already have an Intel one in my Newegg.com basket.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:08 PM   #6
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Also, isn't the lifespan of an SSD drive significantly short than a HDD? Is this something that can be fixed for the consumer market?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #7
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I would think it would be the just the opposite. SSD drives should last many years longer than a HDD, I would think.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #8
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No, they can only be written to so many times in the same space. HDDs do not suffer from this. I imagine that it can and will eventually be fixed. Also, SSD's are still painfully slow. Faster than an HDD, sure, but the speed increase isn't worth the $$$ increase. It still took forever and a day for that Dell laptop to boot in the video Alucard posted. I've seen many computers with HDDs boot MUCH faster than that.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #9
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I might be mistaken. I just remember getting in a discussion about the two and it being brought up that SSDs

[Edit] There yea go. :/
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:09 PM   #10
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Yea that write issue is the same problem that all flash memory has....and yes the increase in speed is still not worth the increase in price. It would be like having an entire HDD of RAM because that is basically what it is.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:18 PM   #11
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Even the fastest SSD is slower than the slowest RAM.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:59 PM   #12
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WTf, SSD obviously > HDD. No moving parts, therefore superior forever.

Edit: Joking aside, depends what you really wanna do with your pc in the end. Video editing vs whatever.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:59 AM   #13
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the harddive on the right has probably never been defragmented
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Why would you want so many startup programs when you start your OS anyway?
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:17 PM   #15
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Why would you want so many startup programs when you start your OS anyway?
Have you ever seen the laptop of a random noob? They dont pay attention when they install things so they have 4 billion things that load up at the start and flood their system.
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