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In an attempt to avoid kitchen metaphors and any assumed knowledge about any given mother, I went with something fairly generic. "A solid state drive like a normal hard drive, only faster. Much faster. You know how you pass bicycles on the way to work? Yes, it's that big a difference."
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Originally Posted by Strat79 View Post

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

This made me really sad. +rep
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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

Disown this uncle.
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post #54 of 77
"Mom, you know what an HDD is right?"
"yeah"
"Do you know what an SSD is?"
"Yeah I guess"
"you don't really know do you?"
"No"
"Well you know how hard drives have disks inside them right? Disks a little smaller than the ones you put in the computer"
"Yeah"
"Well, an SSD has none of that making it faster, it's like this, a Hard Drive is a Oven and a Solid State drive is a Microwave, which one cooks your food faster?"

Not gonna enter in the contest though.
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From Washboard to washing machine/ from washing dishes by hand to dishwasher
=
From HDD to SSD

Mums, only understand onething. Housework.
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Mine:
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An SSD is like a pure speed boost for your computer. No more loading screens. No more waiting around for it to start up. You click and it's done. It's as big as the difference between dial-up and broadband internet, and it will change the way you use your computer.


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You know how you sit around waiting for your computer?

I don't. I have an SSD.
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Hey mom wanna know what a SSD is?? It means it has no moving parts inside and it's quite faster than the normal hard drive. It has no actuator or heads to write to the platter inside to make all those funky noises all the time. And no not a platter you eat off of! It is more of a "flash" memory per say.
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Mom,

HDD

Turn on laptop>Brew coffee>Facebook

SSD

Brew coffee>Turn on laptop>Facebook
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Do you guys have an idea about when this contest ends?
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