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spoken like a guy who has no idea what i have or have not used before rolleyes.gif had an Intel 120GB SSD in my work laptop. Sure it's faster, but would I rather pay less for a drive with 10 times the capacity for my HTPC or server or back-ups? Clearly speed has its place, but for me certainly at no point will I justify spending that much more money for that much less space with not a whole lot of performance difference.

yeah but who really needs that much space......unless you plan to backup every 5mins or you like to hit the torrent bay way too much.

Personally I think the performance increase with an SSD is fully worth the lack of space they provide. Also its good practice to delete the unwanted crap anyway. smile.gif

That's just my opinion anyway tongue.gif
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yeah but who really needs that much space......unless you plan to backup every 5mins or you like to hit the torrent bay way too much.

Personally I think the performance increase with an SSD is fully worth the lack of space they provide. Also its good practice to delete the unwanted crap anyway.

That's just my opinion anyway
SSDs and HDDs both have their uses. Last night I copied 320GB of straight DVD movie rips to the below PC, and still have over a terabyte of space to use in the future, which I do intend to make use of. However, the 128GB M4 in my main rig is sufficient for what I use that PC for.
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So glad I bought that 2tb external for 58$ shipped a few weeks back, I love staples.
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I have plenty of WD Caviars to hold me over.

Plus some spares.
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Nothing wrong with the technology behind solid state. At this point, I think they're far more reliable than a mechanical drive.

Now if you're talking about the cost, yeah, SSDs aren't really a viable replacement for hard drives in a budget pc.

Anyways, the hard drive market is truly in trouble right now. I didn't realize OEMs would be hit hard as well, bit short sighted of me. Definitely noticed that parts retailers like newegg got hit hard though. Have you seen the prices? I doubt they're going anywhere but up.

So what you're saying is youve never read any of the information and studies showing the failure rate of Mechanical HDDs and SSDs is almost identical.


My Samsung spinpoint is more reliable than any SSD except intel who I imagine is lying about their failure rates (.59% really bullcrap LOL)

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/artic...failure_rates/

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/ss...han-disks/1222

per bit they are less reliable.


Lucky for Intel they got to self report their failure rates. While everyone else had their failure rate reported by the consumer.
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1TB SSDs are currently available to consumers.
yes for 4000 dollars.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CIQBEPMCMAA#

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yeah but who really needs that much space......unless you plan to backup every 5mins or you like to hit the torrent bay way too much.

Personally I think the performance increase with an SSD is fully worth the lack of space they provide. Also its good practice to delete the unwanted crap anyway.

That's just my opinion anyway
I have 300 GB of video games alone. Thats only the ones I wanted to have installed on my fresh boot and without mods at this point. You add mods and all the games and we're talking well over 3 or 4 terabytes of games. Lets not get started on video editing files I have.
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Well that's unfortunate... but next time, use redundancy. Like locating your plant in the middle of the country, on a hill, surrounded by concrete (you know, for those nasty graboids).
Industrial parks are usually built on less desirable land. If it was more desirable people would build houses or a business there. Or if it was fertile land it would be a farm.
    
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RECYCLE OLD CRAP HDDS! problem solved?

arent they made of basically the same material?
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RECYCLE OLD CRAP HDDS! problem solved?

arent they made of basically the same material?

They should have been doing this for years. Like alternators and starters on cars.... They should have given you a rebate on your old hard drive against your purchase of a new one.. It would have made the process much much cheaper.
 
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I have 300 GB of video games alone. Thats only the ones I wanted to have installed on my fresh boot and without mods at this point. You add mods and all the games and we're talking well over 3 or 4 terabytes of games. Lets not get started on video editing files I have.
how do you find the time to play 300GB of games!
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I was going to buy a few 1tb drives to build a media storage system, but at $200 a pop newegg/WD can get bent. I feel sorry for anyone who gets ripped off during the gouging phase of this fiasco.
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