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    Re: Solid state drives

    try me, how many you got

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    Re: Solid state drives

    I personally won't be investing in an SSD until a decent 160gb one drops beneath the £100 mark. Looks like I am staying with mechanical hard disks for a while then!


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    Re: Solid state drives

    160GB OS drive?

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    Re: Solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    160GB OS drive?
    You mean you didnt know the new versions of Windows consume all your S/HDD's space due to the awsomeness O.o
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    Re: Solid state drives

    Windows 7 x64 fits on a 37GB drive. Vista x64 doesn't quite, but it'd fit on a 64GB drive, you don't need q

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    Re: Solid state drives

    Well, Windows 7 x64 fits on a 37GB Raptor. Vista x64 doesn't, but it'd fit on a 64GB drive, you certainly don't need a 160GB.

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    Re: Solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I personally see the market going the same way as the monitor market......hard drives will be rarely seen new within the next year or 2 as SSD replace them for good, just like LCD replaced CRT.
    Next year or two? Tad optimistic in my view. I say at least 3-5 more years before SSD outsell mechanical drives, and I think I am being very generous.

    Feel free to bookmark this post and laugh in my face in 12 or even 24 months months time if I am wrong on this, but well, people have said what you just said over a year ago, and I've been saying that their predictions are well off for just as long.

    As for capacity, 120GB is the bare minimum I am willing to take. Sure you can fit the OS with much less, but I want to have office/various applications and my most frequently played games too to benefit from the fast loading. My current system use about 96GB, and I can see the appeal in having a bit of spare space too (so 160GB would be nice). I am not cheap when it comes to storage having been willing to shell out on Raptors (and SCSI drive) before but that's pretty much as high in terms of £/GB I am willing to spend.

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    Re: Solid state drives

    3 years is my bet, I'm sticking to it. The 30GB SSD I have (still needs to be ebayed) was damn useless, that's from December 08. The Intel drives you can buy now are much better, but they're still more expensive for the price by about a factor of 30%, and you can't buy cheap 30GB ones that are any good. That is at least some decent progress, give it a couple of years and we should start to see solidly usable drives at 1:1 price ratios up to the 256GB size I reckon, then all it needs doing is to make them bigger - not especially difficult given the technology already employed.

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    Re: Solid state drives

    A 160gb OS drive would give me 80gb each for XP and Vista as I need both operating systems ATM.

    I see more and more penetration of low capacity SSDs however into the notebook market though as the lack of moving parts and hopefully lower power consumption will be a benefit.


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    Re: Solid state drives

    A 50/30 split on an 80GB drive would be ample really, but suit yourself, it's your £160 to spend :S

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    Re: Solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    Windows 7 x64 fits on a 37GB drive.
    Yah, 7 x64 RTM has only took up 15GB as a clean install !!!
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Solid state drives

    15GB to start with, now I've started using it and installed a couple of programs it's 20.8GB, but still not as bad as Vista, filling the drive (I had to move my page file to another drive as it wouldn't fit!)

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    Re: Solid state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    A 50/30 split on an 80GB drive would be ample really, but suit yourself, it's your £160 to spend :S
    It gives me ample space for installing other stuff too and if I want to try to triple boot for example the extra space will come in useful too. I use an SFF PC and will continue to do so if possible in the future and this means I am limited to two hard drives usually.


    Also why would I want to spend £160?? Anything over a £100 is a waste for me and I am not paying premium prices over a hard disk. When SSDs are more mainstream in a few years time I will get one.


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