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    Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    Is it time to ditch the mechanical hard disk?
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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    On my desktop? In an ideal world, yes. But I won't be spending big money to replace my 500GB storage drive that stores temporarily downloaded videos, music and the like any time soon. I simply don't need the speed. Everything else is already on a 256GB SSD, and I don't really need one larger than that for Windows, software and games.

    As for my 24TB server? No, don't think so.

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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    I like the sound of these "flash-bashed drives"

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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    I have a 120GB EVO for the OS and a few programs, and it is indeed fantastic.

    I would ideally love [to afford] a secondary 2GB SSD for all my games (I keep them all installed, so I can just hop on and play whenever I feel like it), but would still keep one or two HDDs (probably 3-6GB range) for all my media, as those play fast enough from a mechanical drive.

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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I would ideally love [to afford] a secondary 2GB SSD for all my games (I keep them all installed, so I can just hop on and play whenever I feel like it), but would still keep one or two HDDs (probably 3-6GB range) for all my media, as those play fast enough from a mechanical drive.
    You're not going to get very far with only a few GBs in 2014 Your graphics card probably has more memory

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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You're not going to get very far with only a few GBs in 2014 Your graphics card probably has more memory
    How would you know?
    Perhaps I only play reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeealy small games.... like the ones on my phone.

    (ahem) I knew what I meant!!

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    Re: Tech explained - Tech Explained - The benefits of solid state drives

    6gb drive , perfect for my old dos computer

    I been looking at the 1TB Msata drive , it comes into price range now for only € 434,95 euro's and found it on amazon for £392 .. amazon isn't the cheapest tho.
    The normal 1tb SSD's aren't far off with prices.
    Just waiting for another year till the price drops down some more.

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