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Check this out. I spent 200 dollars for 120gb. What?
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After reading some of these responses, I can only come to the conclusion that I've been giving my mother far too little credit when it comes to her ability to comprehend technology.

I would use the same explanation on her as I would on the average OCN user, and while she would not understand the details, she would get it. She knows full well that transistors can cycle faster than almost any mechanical servo.

I do not think I stand a chance at winning this contest.
Edited by Blameless - 11/19/11 at 11:01pm
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SSD's get 7.9, HDD's get 5.9

 

 

    
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I like Duckie's entry. The average person looks at the Ghz and how BIG the HDD is and that is about it.

Case in point. I was trying to get my uncle to buy an SSD over simply getting a new HDD for his new build. He doesn't use hardly any storage so size means nothing in his case. His new woman starting asking me questions, and the first thing was how many "Gigs" is is. Just a general "Gigs", not memory or HDD space or whatever, just out of nowhere, "how many gig's is it though?". I asked how many gigs of what, and her response was "you know, the size of the tower's GB's". I knew she didn't know what in the world she was even talking about at that point so I went into some teaching for them both. About half an hour later, I thought I had did a pretty good job of explaining why this was a better choice. I thought wrong. After ordering everything, it seems he had canceled the SSD and put an order in for an old 500GB Green drive, 5400 RPM even. It seems after I had left, his woman had said she knew what she was talking about and that the 500GB was way better than a much smaller 128GB one and actually convinced him to change it.(Keep in mind he has an older 7200 RPM/320GB drive for storage already and is probably faster than the 5400 one, even though it was older) Apparently she has a son that "knows about computers" and he said go for the HDD so he listened. The sad part is, he knows that I know what I am doing and usually follows my advice. I'm not sure if it was him not trusting me anymore or more just trying to please the woman, though I am leaning toward the latter in this case.

Long story short, Ducky is spot on. They don't need some long winded analogy, just tell them it has more Gigs or GB's and they will buy it tongue.gif
post #25 of 77
Well I know it'd start with,

"Mom! Get me some meatloaf!!"

And then I'd go from there...
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my entry "you know how fast those usb sticks that you store your pictures on are right? emagine one of those running your entire computer" question for mods: does the person with the winning entry get one of the community prizes or is it just randomly distributited amung members? im asking because that would suck if someone won the contest for OCN and didnt get a prize
 
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If there is any truth to karma I should win this. I have been advocating Samsung SSD's since day one. I even built my mother-in-law a PC early this year featuring a Samsung SSD www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/3747680


My entry

"Samsung SSD's are like hard drives, except there are no moving parts, and no noise. Loading programs, saving data and startup times are greatly improved. They use less power and take up less space. Samsung is the only SSD supplier who manufactures all the major parts, they are very reliable. "
Edited by Redwoodz - 11/20/11 at 7:24am
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My entry was..
Quote:
"Mom.. Dont you hate those long annoying lines when you're shopping?... The SSD.. is well, the Express lane."


Wasnt really into it. rolleyes.gif
   
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Yeah, my mom knows what a HDD is, and some general PC knowledge. But I sure know some mothers who bare knows what a Gigabyte is. And then again, some might be Computer Engineers. I just based it off my own mother.
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nvm, a bit to harsh.... redface.gif
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