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solid-state ftw
I've been wondering, how does defragging work on solid state hard drives? Is it even necessary?
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Waste of money.

It's noisy. Not just 'loud', but makes the kind of noise that rips your nerves apart. Impossible to concentrate, least of all sleep. When some idiot application decides it's going to churn the hard drive for a while you damn near rip your nails out.

It's going to get tossed out and replaced by a silky smooth quiet Samsung Spinpoint. If it weren't so pretty and expensive I'd crush it with a hammer for all the grief it has given me.

If you want performance get some nice and quiet regular drives and RAID0 them. Win-win.
The VelicoRaptors are much quieter than the old Raptors. In fact, SPCR said:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article844-page5.html
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With the Velociraptor, they can actually reach both of those groups (since the drive is both quiet and low power) as well as the traditional power user to whom the Raptor series has always been marketed. That a drive can be the fastest, quietest, and lowest power desktop model available is quite a feat. We've never had a triple crown winner before. It's a major achievement.

That's only if the VelociRaptor is used bare out of the IcePack.
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I just want a volociraptor now!
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i need a new hdd... hoping to finally get a 7200rpmlol.... still on 5400
 
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And? lol

I have a 10 year old Western Digital 2GB that runs at 7200rpm!
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post #16 of 45
I dunno about anyone else but when I got my 15,000 RPM SCSI drive it's unbelievable how much faster everything got. True it's not worth it for the price but the performance is definitely worth upgrading, if possible.
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So, how do I, errr, "stroke" my hard drive?
    
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post #18 of 45
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solid-state ftw
Speaking of waste of money.....
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10k drives have always been a marketing gimmick.
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solid-state ftw
$1,000 for 32gb FTL
    
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