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    PC with SSD

    Anyone build a PC lately using SSD's? I'm thinking of building a new PC once Windows 7 comes out. I'm sure by then the prices will come down even more. It sounds like the people who have done it so far have mostly just used it for their OS.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Anyone build a PC lately using SSD's? I'm thinking of building a new PC once Windows 7 comes out. I'm sure by then the prices will come down even more. It sounds like the people who have done it so far have mostly just used it for their OS.
    I think that will become a trend in the near future. Smaller SSD for the OS, larger traditional HD for files, songs, etc.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    I think that will become a trend in the near future. Smaller SSD for the OS, larger traditional HD for files, songs, etc.
    The only thing that sucks about that is that you still have to have the noisy hard drive. I like to build them quiet.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    I am not going SSD's on any machine that I care about performance on yet. There are just too many problems with how they handle I/O, specifically Intel's, but I think the overall marketplace is still learning how to best utilize the technology.

    In a laptop where you're just using it for basic home/business, great. In a desktop, maybe the OS portion on SSD since it's somewhat static, but I overall I am waiting for things to mature.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    They still dont have the performance to make me switch. High cost low storage as well.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    The only thing that sucks about that is that you still have to have the noisy hard drive. I like to build them quiet.

    There are fantastically quiet drives on the market right now. Near silent. The loudest parts of your machine are fans. If you can go fanless on your CPU and pay a little more for a quiet PS, your system wont make a peep.

    I built a WHS that you can barely hear at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    There are fantastically quiet drives on the market right now. Near silent. The loudest parts of your machine are fans. If you can go fanless on your CPU and pay a little more for a quiet PS, your system wont make a peep.

    I built a WHS that you can barely hear at all.
    Mine is pretty quiet. I have an Antec case that has my hard drives suspended on rubber bands and I swapped out the fans for some large slow ones that are silent. I also have a fanless GPU

    I like to be on the bleeding edge when I build but this sounds a little too bloody for me.

    I need to do more with raid. Right now I just use acronis true image software and it works good but I've always wanted to do some form of raid. I would think raid0 with SSD would be pretty sweet.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Mine is pretty quiet. I have an Antec case that has my hard drives suspended on rubber bands and I swapped out the fans for some large slow ones that are silent. I also have a fanless GPU

    I like to be on the bleeding edge when I build but this sounds a little too bloody for me.

    I need to do more with raid. Right now I just use acronis true image software and it works good but I've always wanted to do some form of raid. I would think raid0 with SSD would be pretty sweet.
    I went RAID0 with a couple of Raptors on my home machine. Holy buckets!


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    Re: PC with SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Mine is pretty quiet. I have an Antec case that has my hard drives suspended on rubber bands and I swapped out the fans for some large slow ones that are silent. I also have a fanless GPU

    I like to be on the bleeding edge when I build but this sounds a little too bloody for me.

    I need to do more with raid. Right now I just use acronis true image software and it works good but I've always wanted to do some form of raid. I would think raid0 with SSD would be pretty sweet.

    I love how abundant RAID has become. Every board anymore appears to have it. I have my WHS in RAID 1 even though technically you dont have to with WHS. I just do it because I feel safer with a hardware raid over software.



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    Re: PC with SSD

    I considered going with a SSD for the main drive in my new rig for about ten seconds, then I decided it just wasn't worth it. While Win7 runs incredibly well on SSDs, you have to get into the massively expensive ones before you see any sort of speed increase over standard drives. SSDs won't be popular for at least two more years - they have barely even caught on in the laptop world where they're far more beneficial at this point in time. Most of it would be due to price, the other problem being the limited io speed on most SSDs.


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    I've got a netbook with a SSD. Write speeds for sold-state drives are S-L-O-W. I don't see any advantage for an SSD over a traditional hard drive for a desktop. SSD's are good for netbooks because they are rugged (no moving parts) and small.



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    The original idea of SSDs came about because there are some that are fast - it's just a matter of being able to have them affordable.


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    Re: PC with SSD

    I have an SSD in my micro laptop. It is decently fast. But I do not notice a big difference.


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