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I want to use a SSD for my boot drive and a HDD for storing my info on. The only problem I can think of is that I hear SSD's crash a lot and don't last very long. I don't want to have to replace that every few months. To the people that have run their OS from a SSD: How well did it work, did you have to replace your drive due to crashing, was it worth the extra cost of the SSD?
Thanks all.
post #2 of 8
I bought my first ssd this week a ocz vertex 2 and I love how quick stuff is now its so darn responsive.

SSD's last for a good 3 years do dont worry there.

Get a cruical m4 64gb you wont regret it!
post #3 of 8
Your fears are unfounded. SSD do not crash more. They also last for years . My SSD will expire in 2020 according to SSDlife benckmarks.

I also paid about 300CAD about a year ago for mine. And it was still worth it.
    
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Alright cool I recieved some bad information. Thank you for setting me straight. Since they last for years maybe just using a SSD as my main drive instead of just as a boot drive would be a good idea. Is the speed worth the large increase in cost?
post #5 of 8
Ssd's don't crash any more than a mechanical drive and they can last a long time. I have two c300 ssd's without firmware updates and they are very fast and not a single issue.
If your in the market look towards the crucial M4 or C300 price preformance is sweet.
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Absolutely. You'll be amazed at how fast your OS will boot up. Also, if you store games on your SSD, you'll be amazed at how fast games boot (like Crysis).
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Sweet I will look into getting one for sure. Thanks for the help guys.
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SSD is the best single thing you can do to improve performance on your computer. A fast processor is bottlenecked by a slow HDD.
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