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But I'm not worried about day-to-day stuff.
I'm worried about streaming my videos out to the internet. Hopefully two or three at a time. I don't know what kind of wifi power I'd need in order to get that streaming done correctly, without hiccup.

Mine can handle about 100 MB/s if it matters? So any stock card by today's standards is plenty powerful for even heavy gaming and streaming video and stuffs. tongue.gif
     
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It's been a really, really long time since I was in the market for a new computer. So I didn't know this stuff. I just remember getting constantly hosed by my wifi connection in the original Starcraft. Haven't bought a new computer since 2006 (a Gateway Tablet PC for college). It's taking me a bit of time and effort to really get back into this sort of thing.

Thanks for the info! Is full 1080p streaming out less than 100 MB/s? Or does it depend on the encoding process used? (for that matter, I haven't decided on the webcam I'm going to be using for the recording and streaming, so any help I can get there would be amazing).

Thanks for all your help! Sorry for coming off as noobish!
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I decided to go with the Lenovo Y480, at about $800 after taxes. And I'm looking at different Hybrid drives right now to upgrade from the (frankly pathetic) 1TB 5400RPM thing they installed. I think that the Y480 can support a 6.0Gb/s hard drive, but I'm not 100% certain.

Thanks for all the help!
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It can indeed support 6Gbps smile.gif
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It can indeed support 6Gbps smile.gif

In that case, I was thinking about either this Seagate Hybrid, which is the only hybrid drive I could find on NewEgg, or one of the hundreds of SSDs floating around out there.

That kinda leads me to another question. What can I find in an SSD that is comparable in price to the Seagate Hybrid and has at least 100 GB of space? I'm frankly terrified of trying to run Win7 with less than 100GB of space in total, and even that might be pushing it IMO. My 80GB WinXP machine is just on the borderline of being usable right now, and I don't want that to happen on my new machine for a very, very long time. Basically, something that's significantly faster than the Seagate for around the same price without sacrificing too much storage space.

Also, how do SSDs handle lots of data being moved around? My plan with my video recordings is to capture, upload, and then move to an external reasonably quickly (like, within a day of recording). And I'm guessing this will be fairly high-volume recordings (10-20GB total per day). Does the SSD break down more or less quickly than a hybrid HDD when data is being moved that often?

Thanks again for all the help!
post #26 of 28
128GB (119GiB) OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, goes for the same price ($99.99) on Newegg. Writes wear down SSDs, reads do not. Corsair stated their SSDs could withstand about 240TiB of writes before degrading to an unusable level.
Edited by Glenwing - 10/19/12 at 12:04pm
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84% positive reviews, 10% DOA or close enough based on the review scores. Amazon shows not much different (85 / 10). Is that one reliable enough? Also, is 128GB enough space for Win7 and over 18 hours of 1080p video? I'm really, really nervous about the space demands to make Win7 actually, y'know, work correctly. Micro$oft says that it needs 20GB for the 64-bit OS. They also said that you only need 1.5GB of space for XP, and my old 20GB hard drive chugged like crazy after a year of running XP. The computer didn't start working correctly until I replaced it with an 80GB drive, same speed.
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I'm using the exact same drive in my laptop now, haven't had a problem. It has plenty of space for me but I don't store too much data so it depends on your usage I suppose, I can't comment on how much space 18 hours of video takes. There's a 256GB model for $200 as well. Plus always take review percentages with a grain of salt since people are much more likely to leave a bad review if it fails and not review it if it works.
Edited by Glenwing - 10/19/12 at 2:58pm
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