Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1

  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 40,128, Level: 61
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 222
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    BloodyBuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,592
    Points
    40,128
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 28

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    I think the trend is going towards SS, they process faster, but do not have as moch storage ability right now.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 772,409, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    52,577
    Points
    772,409
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,390
    Given: 2,034

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    I think the trend is going towards SS, they process faster, but do not have as moch storage ability right now.
    yeah, I saw the storage capacity was much smaller. Probably going to go for the Western Digital one for now. Thanks!



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 396,171, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,486
    Points
    396,171
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,303
    Given: 1,061

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    I use one on my netbook (had one laying around from another project) because I dont need much space but appreciate the extra bit of read on it. Otherwise, until price per byte comes down I just cant justify it on any of my other machines.



  5. #5
    Burgermeister!
    Points: 371,726, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    TykeClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    23,603
    Points
    371,726
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 664
    Given: 1,156
    Asteroids are nature's way of asking "How's that space program going?"

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 666,527, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 52.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,590
    Points
    666,527
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,231
    Given: 429

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    HDD prices got inflated like crazy after the floods in Thailand, I haven't checked lately, are they down from exorbitant to just overpriced yet?



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 772,409, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    52,577
    Points
    772,409
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,390
    Given: 2,034

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    HDD prices got inflated like crazy after the floods in Thailand, I haven't checked lately, are they down from exorbitant to just overpriced yet?
    Almost every review I read was ******** about the price, so I would say probably not.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 429,765, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,564
    Points
    429,765
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,446
    Given: 792

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    HDD prices got inflated like crazy after the floods in Thailand, I haven't checked lately, are they down from exorbitant to just overpriced yet?
    Theyre not back to what they used to be, but theyre coming back down.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 104,418, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    vmbplayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,514
    Points
    104,418
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 45
    Given: 44

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    HDD prices got inflated like crazy after the floods in Thailand, I haven't checked lately, are they down from exorbitant to just overpriced yet?
    This. I did a build a few months ago and used a SSD because of the floods in Thailand sending HD prices through the roof. Love the SSD.


    "Blamo"! The new CF approved swear word.

  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 67,746, Level: 80
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 304
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ALTOONA
    Posts
    4,012
    Points
    67,746
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 164
    Given: 2,069

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    yeah, I saw the storage capacity was much smaller. Probably going to go for the Western Digital one for now. Thanks!
    I went with the Western Digital Caviar Black for my backup drive and I really like it. Quiet and pretty fast. Thinking about getting one for the wife's computer now.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 80,264, Level: 88
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,686
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NYC/Chicago
    Posts
    6,460
    Points
    80,264
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 117
    Given: 29

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?


  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 128,076, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tim_redd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,739
    Points
    128,076
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 327
    Given: 182

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    I went with the Western Digital Caviar Black for my backup drive and I really like it. Quiet and pretty fast. Thinking about getting one for the wife's computer now.
    Why would you get a caviar black for a backup drive? Seems like way too much overkill.



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 67,746, Level: 80
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 304
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    aauummm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ALTOONA
    Posts
    4,012
    Points
    67,746
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 164
    Given: 2,069

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Why would you get a caviar black for a backup drive? Seems like way too much overkill.
    Probably, but I do a lot of backups that contain a lot of video and photograph editing so I thought I'd go the conservative route. They were way cheaper a year ago also. Mine is a 2TB that I got for $139.


    Last edited by aauummm; 04-11-2012 at 03:08 PM.

  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 214,945, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    14,299
    Points
    214,945
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 575
    Given: 846

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    I've had an 160gb intel SSD in my home built pc for 2 years now and couldn't be happier with it. I just put my os, a few programs, and my browser on it and it's only about half full. I had a 1tb hd laying around that I use for back-ups and e erything else. The SSD makes this pc fly and in all my years of building pc's, no upgrade has made a bigger difference. Quick boot, fast opening programs, and silent. I'll never buy/build without one.

    I haven't heard very good things about the hybrid drives. I would get a minimum 160gb SSD just to be safe.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 35,705, Level: 58
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 945
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    BKLYNCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    1,971
    Points
    35,705
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 91

    Re: Solid state or traditional hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I've had an 160gb intel SSD in my home built pc for 2 years now and couldn't be happier with it. I just put my os, a few programs, and my browser on it and it's only about half full. I had a 1tb hd laying around that I use for back-ups and e erything else. The SSD makes this pc fly and in all my years of building pc's, no upgrade has made a bigger difference. Quick boot, fast opening programs, and silent. I'll never buy/build without one.

    I haven't heard very good things about the hybrid drives. I would get a minimum 160gb SSD just to be safe.
    I do the same thing. I bought two caviar black 1tb drives which I mirror for data redundancy. The SSD has my operating system and my programs on it, but I also use it for anything I'm currently working on. System works well and it always startles me a bit when I copy something over to the caviars and here them start to spin up. SSD is the signle biggest performance enhancement you can give your computer.

    My laptop came with a 1 tb combo (8 gb ssd)... Not sure it's that much faster. Would love to trade it out for a smaller SSD just for the speed.


    Last edited by BKLYNCyclone; 04-11-2012 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Edit: I'm glad I bought HDDs when I did. Saved a ton it looks like.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM