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Published on September 17, 2012 By Draginol In Personal Computing

Anyone who has an SSD already know this. But there are still people out there who aren’t sure on this.  The performance difference of putting in an SSD is greater than any single upgrade I’ve ever seen since the days back in the early 90s of going from 4M to 8M in memory on Windows NT or OS/2.


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on Sep 17, 2012

My WEI went from 5.9 to 7.4 .....

....and that was just going from an old small SSD to a newer and bigger one.

The small old one is now in my laptop....the overall WEI didn't change...as the onboard graphics is the limiter...but the HD score went from 5-something to 6.8.

Quaint that the old one scores better in the laptop...but much of that is likely how 'full' it was and how full it is now...

on Sep 17, 2012

Or not.  Know anyone that's recovered a crashed/dead ssd? Me either.

on Sep 17, 2012

Nasarog
Or not. Know anyone that's recovered a crashed/dead ssd? Me either.

Last 'dead' drive I tried to revive stayed dead.

It wasn't a SSD.

Dead is dead, no matter what it is....

on Sep 17, 2012

It's called backup.

on Sep 17, 2012


Quoting Nasarog, reply 2Or not. Know anyone that's recovered a crashed/dead ssd? Me either.

Last 'dead' drive I tried to revive stayed dead.

It wasn't a SSD.

Dead is dead, no matter what it is....

 

There's dead and there's dead. Ssd is the first type.

on Sep 18, 2012

Don't forget 'mostly dead'.

on Sep 18, 2012

At work we had a dead HD brought back last year.  We have nightly full backups, but rescuing the few hours of daytime work before it died was nice.

It's on maintenance contract -- the techie had an idea -- took it back to his office, swapped the electronics with another drive of the same model, stored the data to another device and brought it back, saying that our old drive had good platters but bad electronics, and that his jerry-rigged improvisation died again soon after his backup.

Let's just say I'm satisfied with their service.  And dead isn't always dead.

on Sep 18, 2012

Which are the best ones? I've been thinking from the reviews its either Crucial, Intel or both.

on Sep 18, 2012

Anthony R
Which are the best ones? I've been thinking from the reviews its either Crucial, Intel or both.

My first was an OCZ Summit 60G.  Its replacement/update is a SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 240G.

The latter wasn't expensive...and in the time it's about 3 times faster, 4 times as big....and about half the price.

I don't think I'd go for something too expensive in the range of quality...simply because the pricing keeps falling.  It'll be cheaper to update than to worry about 'lasting'....

on Sep 18, 2012

Loving mine!!!

on Sep 18, 2012

I loathe that tiny little delay that occurs when I click on menus and whatnot. My SSD removed that time. I couldn't go back unless I wanted to suffer.

on Sep 18, 2012

For a split second I thought SSD was referring to Super Star Destroyers and I was like, Yes! Of course they're worth it! I do agree that SSDs are worthwhile, but I will hold off on getting one until I'm ready to do a complete system overhaul.

on Sep 18, 2012

Jafo:  Have the same SanDisk installed in my HP dv7 laptop. . .sweet.  Also in my main computer is a three year old Intel M 25 80 gig SSD, and SSDLife is still showing at least another nine years of use.  SSDLife indicates that in the last three years it has only lost about four percent of it effectives.

If you been thinking of buying one then know is not a bad time; they are dropping in price quite rapidly.

on Sep 18, 2012

I won't run without one anymore.  I have three SSDs and one HD in this system.  Was tempted to ditch the HD when I got the third just now, but it has its purposes...now I don't mind backing up locally anymore since I have a drive I don't even care about.

And I never have to defrag since I don't use that drive for anything important.

 

Onward to ReRAM and related tech!

on Sep 18, 2012

I don't think they're worth it in terms of cost per gigabyte.  I can stand performance delays if it means I can store a crapload more data for the same or similar price.

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