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    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.



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    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!



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    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.



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    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?



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.


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    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.




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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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 07:36 PM. Reason: Edit: I'm glad I bought HDDs when I did. Saved a ton it looks like.

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