SSD? Anyone?

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an SSD isn't THAT much more than a Raptor...

Cost aside, an SSD is a lot better than a Raptor.
Quiet. Really quiet. Actually, minus twenty dB or more (less?).
Faster. Both with linear reads and (especially) random access. Dunno bout linear writing, depends on the SSD I guess.

I paid 160ish for my 60G SSD, a random check at alternate says 115 for a 74G VelociRaptor. About 70% price, 5000% the random access time. Go for the SSD.
 

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Don't have one yet, but I'm planning to get one when I upgrade to Win 7.
 

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They've been around for years making memory and flash cards. But yeah... Mong's Travel Dog comes standard with a Calvary Storage Pelican. :p
 

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Couple more prices...

Intel X25M 80G, quite expensive but possibly high quality - $360 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Mainstr...9?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259617367&sr=1-9

OCZ Solid Series 60G, entry-level - $165 http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZSSD2-1...ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1259617434&sr=1-6

OCZ Agility 60G, a few up on the former - $232 http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technolog...f=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1259617448&sr=1-20

OCZ Agility EX 60G, knee of the bee - $410 http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Agility-S...f=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1259617603&sr=1-28

OCZ Vertex EX 60G, both knees of the bee - $682 http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-TECHNOLOG...f=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1259617603&sr=1-34

And to be fair, Intel has some bee knees as well with their X25-E 64G - $806 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-X25-E-E...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259617808&sr=1-2

...you can spend any amount of money here, those are all small-capacity drives (60/80G).
 
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Holy crap SSD's are expensive! I paid half of what it retails for now for mine :D
 

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Go OCZ or Intel, you won't be disappointed.

Even though there is a slight price increase on these SSDs, it's just a mere reflect of DDR2's pricing inflation. SSD is becoming more and more popular, I can never imagine myself going back to the traditional HDDs ever again.
 

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*bigger e-penis
*pulls more fanny than your average IDE hdd
*faster boot-up & shut-down speed
*noiseless
*applications takes 1/10 of the time to load/exit

Bah, apps are slow anyway, my PC is noisy already, and I don't care about boot up/shutdown speed. I mean srsly, who stays and watches their computer shutdown? I just hit the button, turn the screen off and leave.

I would like an SSD in my netbook though, mostly because they use almost no power and are super quiet... but IMO they're still too small and too expensive.

Lemme know when you can get a 200GB one for 100?, then I'm interested
 

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^ no, having a 3 yr old PC with just 2GB of RAM has something to do with that
 

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Your RAM is blisteringly fast compared to your mechanical storage.
 

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BUT I DONT WANNA!
 

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^ no, having a 3 yr old PC with just 2GB of RAM has something to do with that

2G ram is fine for almost every app. And if 2G ram is not enough, things will get paged to your mechanical disk. Access time for ram? Maybe ten nanoseconds. Access time for mechanical disks? 10-15 milliseconds, or 10-15 million nanoseconds - about a million times slower. On top of that paging to disk will decrease performance for every other disk I/O operation.
If on the other hand you had your page file on an SSD, your access times would be in the 0.1ms region, or one hundred thousand nanoseconds, or just ten thousand times slower than ram, or one hundred times faster than mechanical drives. Other disk I/O won't suffer as much, because there is no read/write head bouncing around to satisfy multiple requests at once.



If only there was a simple way to test your setup with mechanical drives vs your setup with SSD drives you'd be amazed.
 

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2G ram is fine for almost every app. And if 2G ram is not enough, things will get paged to your mechanical disk. Access time for ram? Maybe ten nanoseconds. Access time for mechanical disks? 10-15 milliseconds, or 10-15 million nanoseconds - about a million times slower. On top of that paging to disk will decrease performance for every other disk I/O operation.
If on the other hand you had your page file on an SSD, your access times would be in the 0.1ms region, or one hundred thousand nanoseconds, or just ten thousand times slower than ram, or one hundred times faster than mechanical drives. Other disk I/O won't suffer as much, because there is no read/write head bouncing around to satisfy multiple requests at once.



If only there was a simple way to test your setup with mechanical drives vs your setup with SSD drives you'd be amazed.

I'm not saying it won't be quicker! I'm just saying that I won't notice it that much, and I don't mind the little 0,1 sec wait anyways
 

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BUT I DONT WANNA!

Give them your money. What are you going to do with money? Buy food? Nobody likes you. You don't need food. You need a SSD-drive. Then all people will love you. Everyone will be impressed. "There goes the man with the huge penis" they'll say. And everyone will want to have sex with you. Consume. Consume. Consume.
 

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:lmao: someone +rep AiR for me?
I've run out of SSD's I can give him
 
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