The Future For Hard Drives Is Solid!

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Super Dave Posted: Fri, Aug 8 2008 3:03 PM

 To SSD Or Not To SSD. Some excellent reading right HERE, guys!

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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 14 2008 12:15 AM

SSD is worth it if for no other reason than no defrag for me. Now the price just needs to drop

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You don't have to defrag a SSD?

Edit: never mind I found the answer. Guess I should read the post first.Embarrassed

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Aug 27 2008 12:44 PM

I'm giving them a couple of more years to get the SSD quality up and the price down, at which point I'll probably go hybrid:  SSD for the OS and apps, and more traditional multi-terabyte drives for data.

 

Though, I'd definitely consider it right away for a laptop - were I in the market.

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I'd say the other way around regular HDs for the OS and apps and SSDs for data.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Aug 27 2008 8:55 PM

bob_on_the_cob:

I'd say the other way around regular HDs for the OS and apps and SSDs for data.

 

Then you wouldn't get the speed benefit when booting the OS (lots of small files, less seek time).  The only thing related to the OS that I would put on a standard drive would be the swap partition (and that's actually optional 'data', in my viewpoint).

If you have a huge amount of data, it's much more economical to put it on standard drives.  If you're not worried about capacity, cost of mirroring, and re-write lifetime, going SSD all the way is probably best.

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I was thinking relability. Save your data on the SSDs and the current speed of say a raptor drive for your OS and games. Cost being no option of course. When the price goes down and the performance gets better for sure SSD all the way.

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ice_73 replied on Mon, Oct 13 2008 2:44 PM

raptor drives rock, still using my old 74gb 16mb cache raptor. 


in the future i see ssd for os/games/aps (like a raptor) and regular hard drives for data, music, video etc...
basically replace a raptor with a ssd :-p  

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Indeed i agree with Ice_73 the are good applications but spinnig state drives have their use for mass storage...

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diemos replied on Wed, Apr 1 2009 2:30 PM

Thanks for the read, but yea SSD is the future for sure, once it gets cheap enough.

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Nyaa replied on Thu, Aug 26 2010 5:03 AM

Still waiting for the price to drop though :[

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Sep 10 2010 11:52 AM

bob_on_the_cob:

I was thinking relability. Save your data on the SSDs and the current speed of say a raptor drive for your OS and games. Cost being no option of course. When the price goes down and the performance gets better for sure SSD all the way.

I also agree. I've mainly been looking for a SLC drive because they're much more reliable then MLC drives but I can't any one that's 256GBs or more. If I could buy 4 of those or 6 then maybe I can have myself a fast ass system.

 

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realneil Stick out tongue [:P] replied on Fri, Sep 10 2010 1:37 PM

SSD's are rockin'. But they cost far too much and that's what's slowing their implementation in the marketplace. I ended up with a little bit of cash about a month ago and bought one of them on sale. It's only 60GB in size, so I had to put the OS on it and the Data and swap file on a Seagate 1TB drive.

It's crazy fast compared to a regular drive being the OS drive. The computer boots up much faster than before, and it's more responsive too.

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EHarler replied on Tue, Jun 7 2011 10:22 AM

I've been debating on weather to make the leap or not.  What's holding me back is reliability right now, rather than price.  One hears way too many stories of SSDs dying pretty fast.

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