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I wouldn't get an SSD for an HTPC. Just extra money that can be either saved or put somewhere else.
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SSDs are volatile! they loose data after long periods with no power, they constantly are releasing updates for firmware flaws that loose data, if they fail there is little to no chance of retrieving data like on a hard drive because if the memory chip fails it FAILS and finally they are expensive.
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SSDs are volatile! they loose data after long periods with no power, they constantly are releasing updates for firmware flaws that loose data, if they fail there is little to no chance of retrieving data like on a hard drive because if the memory chip fails it FAILS and finally they are expensive.

Not sure if serious.

They are expensive because NAND is expensive. I mean look at flash drive and memory card. Dollar per GB wise memory card and flash drive is just as expensive as SSD.
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I wouldn't get an SSD for an HTPC. Just extra money that can be either saved or put somewhere else.
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SSDs are volatile! they loose data after long periods with no power, they constantly are releasing updates for firmware flaws that loose data, if they fail there is little to no chance of retrieving data like on a hard drive because if the memory chip fails it FAILS and finally they are expensive.

Not true and not a good advice at all! You want your HTPC/Gaming system to power on and work just like any other equipment on your media console - meaning your turn it on and go straight to doing what you want to do - an SSD as a boot drive would get you much closer to this objective! You do not want to wait for it to boot and then log in and do all that!

If you are building a system (HTPC/Gaming/anything else) from scratch right now an SSD is a great component to have on the list:
Would it work without an SSD - of course yes!
Would it work BETTER and FASTER with an SSD - again, YES and YES!

So if your budget allows is and if you like a faster responsive system get one, right now some of them are relatively cheap because of the HDD prices skyrocketing!

Volatility of an SSD - well HDD crashes are more rampant than SSD crashes! Now SSD's do have issues (especially the Sandforce based ones) I had an OCZ 60GB which failed on me, they seemed to have fixed it now, but I have a Crucial M4 and a Patriot Pyro which has been running fine for over 6 months now without any problems, and both are boot drives and I love the snappiness of the whole system!

So for your build if you want this just to be a boot drive then either of the above would work well, and I use this guide to help me not have to worry about filling it up ever - How to Create User Accounts on another Partition or Disk During Windows 7 Installation, if you want to load games and such onto the SSD, check the size of the game files and then determine the size of the drive you need!

But get one and you would not regret it!
 
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post #15 of 29
I have had my M4 128GB for a number of months now, and it hasn't given me one problem, no blue screens, no data loss, no nothing! Buttery smooth performance smile.gif i would HIGHLY recommend getting an SSD, just a 64GB for boot. Smart upgrade.
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uh as far as i know SSDs need power to keep the "STATE" and not loose data (takes months and years/ not a good long term back up). As far as i know several times year i see a news flash on OCN about some Firmware fix for a bug that can potentially loose data. yes i do supposed SSD prices are dropping and HDD prices on the rise as of late.
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uh as far as i know SSDs need power to keep the "STATE" and not loose data. As far as i know several times year i see a news flash on OCN about some Firmware fix for a bug that can potentially loose data. yes i do supposed SSD prices are dropping and HDD prices on the rise as of late.

SSD don't need power to keep data. You are misinformed, very misinformed. SSD is not RAM.

Again, the price of SSD is depended on NAND. NAND is also used in flash drive and memory card, and they are just as expensive as SSD can be. You don't see flash drive or memory card lose data without power.
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SSD don't need power to keep data. You are misinformed, very misinformed. SSD is not RAM.
Again, the price of SSD is depended on NAND. NAND is also used in flash drive and memory card, and they are just as expensive as SSD can be. You don't see flash drive or memory card lose data without power.

Well explained - + rep or that!

@ cdoublejj - so you thought if we turned the system power off all the data on an SSD would be lost! doh.gif You were advising people not to buy SSD's because of that! laughingsmiley.gif
 
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do you at least have a source? if your gonna prove me wrong i'm all for it, those who refuse to learn are the real loosers. I have heard of some SSDs that do i'm willing to bet it was an early early model too, something about holding electrons with does make since but, as you say that sounds more like a ram drive than anything.
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do you at least have a source? if your gonna prove me wrong i'm all for it, those who refuse to learn are the real loosers. I have heard of some SSDs that do i'm willing to bet it was an early early model too, something about holding electrons with does make since but, as you say that sounds more like a ram drive than anything.

True that!

Then its time for you to learn from here that:

1) SSD's work well,
2) Your stored data is safe even if you switch off the power/PSU/Unplug etc etc;

don't refuse to learn!

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