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

    I switched to an SSD a few years ago, with a 250 GB to replace my boot drive. Wow what a difference. Boot time of almost 4 minutes reduced down to under 30 seconds. That time has creeped up over the past year with boot bloat, but a simple wipe/reset of the operating system would restore that down to super fast.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsSpirit View Post
    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.
    It's worth looking out for Amazon Black Friday deals - last year I got a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo drive for £185.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    It's worth looking out for Amazon Black Friday deals - last year I got a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo drive for £185.
    Three years on I expect he's bought something by now

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