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post #11 of 22
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i really know just about nothing about SSD but i would assume unlike the regular drives they do not have any physical moving parts therefore require less power?? im just guessing lol
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post #12 of 22
Except when writing, then SSDs actually require MORE power.
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post #13 of 22
The SSD in the acer netbooks are super slow. I'm running XP SP3 on mine and the whole computer freezes up when the SSD is accessing. I would go for the HDD version.
post #14 of 22
Use RAMDisk to extend your SSD's life. It creates a virtual HD on your RAM to store temp and cache data.
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post #15 of 22
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Wigs - I think the difference is about £20-30? HDD more expensive, although I think I've seen an interesting looking 16Gb SSD for the same price as the HDD model, just to muddy the water.

Sadly, in the absence of any concrete pros/cons, this may come down to a coin toss for me
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post #16 of 22
The SSD in the Acer One sucks even Compact Flash drives are faster. Get it with a HD.
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Good stuff!
Gonna give it a day to justify the spend to myself, all going well it'll be ordered this time tomorrow!
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post #18 of 22
aaaarrrrrrggghhhh you guys always complicate things!

Saying that, i'm very much not buying it for performance, and wouldn't put XP on it,
post #19 of 22
Slightly OT, and a DP, but... Have you seen how much effort is involved in upgrading the RAM?!

post #20 of 22
Yea, bit more of an effort than in a desktop eh!
    
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