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Originally Posted by bowmanvmi View Post

Why the fred would you need a 512 GB SSD? I just bought a 128GB Samsung for 60 dollars. If the vibration is as bad as you make it out to be I'm sure you could make some "sacrifices" by only loading the games you're playing currently onto a SSD and go from there. No one is buying 500+ GB SSDs, you're correct, they're too expensive. But the apps you're using frequently and games can easily be put on one while the rest of it can be put on a HDD and only accessed when needed.

Because he has more then 128Gb of data?

Why is that so hard to comprehend. There are really only two trust worthy brands of SSD right now, Samsung and Intel, both of which are pricy @512Gb compared to the plethora of off-brands with flashy names and stickers design to grab your money. Read some reviews, none of them are confidence inspiring.

I currently have no vibrations transferred from my hard drive to my desk, all it took was the 4 rubber washers that came with the kit,

OP, your desk sounds particularly resonant. After you address your case, have a look to see how the glass meets the desk frame. You might be able to replace the material that connects the two, like felt etc.
Also something with enough mass in the right location will dampen the glass vibrations as well.
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I will probably have to look into damping the desk itself then.

It is a pretty solid all-pine desk built into a concrete wall. But it is particularly resonant at the HDD frequency, probably thanks to the glass layer that protects the pine from chips and pings here and there.
Yes, I'll look into having some vinyl between desk and glass layer, thanks for pointing that out.
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Yes, All3n is right.

I could probably settle for a cheaper and smaller SSD which would retain the quality - which in the case of my laptop I did. Got a 128GB M4 and can't be happier.

But that's only because the laptop only appreciates the presence of a select few games since it can't handle everything. It is a pretty low-end laptop from 2010 so that was to be expected. Plus the main point was to speed it up and be able to squeeze some more life out of that measly 4,400Wh battery.

For my desktop PC which will be able to play ALL of the games I own, I wouldn't want to be troubled with the hassle of installing and then uninstalling games all the time.
Plus yes, it would put unnecessary wear on the SSD. You say SSD lifespans are pretty darn long these days, but this rig is used for lots of image and video processing as well as gaming. To be moving this much information through the SSD it wouldn't last too long.

Each of my rigs has to last a lifespan of at least 5 years or more from the day it is built, and I don't throw rigs out unless its:
a) Particularly old and feeble and impossible to fix due to difficulty, lack of parts or cost of fixing outweighs usage of system
b) Hopeless

Else, all of my previous systems are kept in their CPU + motherboard formats and stored in a cabinet should I or anyone require a spare PC.
Even my Pentium D still has a lot of life left in it, I shouldn't just chuck it out like that. Been through thick and thin with me for 7 years, definitely a keeper.
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