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So you're saying another hdd will make it run faster?

How much of a difference do you think .6ghz will really make? I found a post in this very thread where someone upgraded from 2.26 to ~2.8 I believe, but the cpu cost ~$300.
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So you're saying another hdd will make it run faster?

How much of a difference do you think .6ghz will really make? I found a post in this very thread where someone upgraded from 2.26 to ~2.8 I believe, but the cpu cost ~$300.
He is saying a SSD will make it run faster. I think he is thinking the 1ms RA and higher read than HDD will increase start up, opening of applications and all loads. In overall standard usage (if there is such a thing) yes the HDD/SSD is the bottleneck as throughput is what from 40MB/s to what 100MB/s(?). RAM on a notebook what 4500MB/s to 6000MB/s my CPU cache is 20GB/s.

But if you look at those numbers HDD/SSD will always be the bottleneck if you accept it truly is in the first place. But yes SSD's can improve overall responsiveness nicely. They just cost so much.

2.26Ghz to 2.8Ghz is a 540Mhz or 24% increase add the extra 3MBL2 looking at on average maybe 30%. That is substantial if you ask me but $300 is a lot of money.
    
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Pretty much what Asus mobile said except the 2nd gen SSD are twice the performance from what he stated around 200+ read/ 150+ write speed. There random access time is around 0.1-0.2ms. My fx-7811 has 2 storage drives space so if i want to raid 2 SSD the read and write will double but the best thing to do is put the OS on the SSD and use the other space as a storage drive. This is my plan in the near future for my fx-7811. here is my benches of my vertex raid on my desktop, this will give you an idea what raid SSD.
Edit: Also it will increase battery life, not sure of the duration.

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Wow that is sick! Well now I know my new numbers. So you have two 32GB in RAID0. What does a 32GB SD cost? A 64GB a 128GB if you know?

And yes those numbers even not in RAID would increase overall system performance likely more than any other single upgrade for most.
    
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From what i read in the OCZ forum, the vertex is not that compatible (actually the problem is updating the firmware mostly)with the lappy its like 50/50 they will work but they suggest OCZ summits(128mb cache) that has the Samsung controller or the Agility (almost like the vertex, the only thing different they used cheapper nand memory). The best SSD as of now in either desktop or lappy are the intel x-25m (still expensive $300+). Do not worry they are getting cheaper more SSD on the way to bring prices down.

I got the Vertex several weeks back during the shell shocker for $99 so i had to buy 2 of them. You really have to keep an eye on those deals.

Some SSD prices at newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233087
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227451
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227461
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I really which I knew what all these abbreviations meant, I get SO lost.
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HDD=hard disk drive, SSD=solid state drive.
    
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I really which I knew what all these abbreviations meant, I get SO lost.
http://www.overclock.net/new-members...s-dummies.html

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Wow that helped lol.

So what's the difference between a hdd and ssd?
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Wow that helped lol.

So what's the difference between a hdd and ssd?
Start here
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Computerworld - Solid-state disk (SSD) drives are all the rage among techies. The drives use non-volatile NAND flash memory, meaning there are no moving parts. Because there is no actuator arm and read/write head that must seek out data on a platter like on a hard disk drive (HDD), they are faster in reading and, in most cases, writing data.

Link.
Also wiki is a good place to look at.
    
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