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2. SSD's were never infamously unreliable, I don't know who started this vicious rumor but it irks me to no end.
It came from the firmware problems, which...well, teaches you the same lesson as buying a new graphics card, etc when it comes out. You'll be the beta tester, any issues they didn't find are going to hit you.

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run a OS that doesn't disk write like crazy.
Not always possible.

And it's not always the OS.

I personally think an SSD is like having two screens (Not eyefinity/surround) in that its useless until you force yourself to take advantage of it and push what it can do, then you can't live without it as you get used to it.
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It came from the firmware problems, which...well, teaches you the same lesson as buying a new graphics card, etc when it comes out. You'll be the beta tester, any issues they didn't find are going to hit you.



Not always possible.

And it's not always the OS.

I personally think an SSD is like having two screens (Not eyefinity/surround) in that its useless until you force yourself to take advantage of it and push what it can do, then you can't live without it as you get used to it.
I only have one SSD for my cf-30 tough book. I got a zero gain in performance.Personally I don't think the technology is mature enough and I have far more massive storage needs to be blunt. However if you having responsiveness issues with your OS, its not your HDD, its the ridiculous amount of virtual memory being cached on your disk.

Try disabling the virtual memory. You'll notice a nice Speed Up.
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I only have one SSD for my cf-30 tough book. I got a zero gain in performance.Personally I don't think the technology is mature enough and I have far more massive storage needs to be blunt. However if you having responsiveness issues with your OS, its not your HDD, its the ridiculous amount of virtual memory being cached on your disk.

Try disabling the virtual memory. You'll notice a nice Speed Up.
Been there, done that.

It's in Linux, which doesn't touch the page file until RAM is full, the SSD is whats so much faster.
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I'll upgrade to an SSD when they're cheaper. I've wanted one for a while but they're way too expensive for me.
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Yep same here as above
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It all really depends on what you do on your computer. Bought a Patriot 128GB SSD for 300$ and sold it 315$ the next week. It just didn't won me over.

-Luxio
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I just put a oxz 120gb vertex plus ssd in my system to replace my os drive and omg I was amazed at how freaken fast these things are. I get from after starting windows into windows desktop with all my icons and start up apps loaded in less then 15 seconds. mind blowing!!!!!!!!! I will forsure get a better drive in the future. this drive was the gateway to the ssd world!!
 
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@ ^ Yes, of course, why not ? Loaded less then 15 seconds is good if you need to save the world but why not let it load 40 second while you go take a hot coffee ? More cost efficient no ? I am just tired of the SSD overhype...

-Luxio
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@ ^ Yes, of course, why not ? Loaded less then 15 seconds is good if you need to save the world but why not let it load 40 second while you go take a hot coffee ? More cost efficient no ? I am just tired of the SSD overhype...

-Luxio
I agree. after all, who would want a faster running system right?
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It's a shame about the price though My 500GB was £35 a 512GB SSD is £350+ I will probably buy a SSD when the price is £0.20 per GB

EDIT: 240GB = £575

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/480gb...0mb-s-30k-iops
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