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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
Says the guy who doesn't have one.

Its much more then that. If you got the money its well worth it. But not a necessity for sure.
I make the assumption that he does not turn off his htpc since most dont. In which case the person that doesn't have one is 100% correct.
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post #12 of 15
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I make the assumption that he does not turn off his htpc since most dont. In which case the person that doesn't have one is 100% correct.
No actually it shows more that you don't have one. An ssd will speed up a lot more then just boot times.

I just built an htpc without an ssd. My other htpc and my two other pc's all have ssd's. I can definitely feel the difference not having the ssd. And I'm not talking about boot times.

You can't understand whaty an ssd does until you buy one.

And I disagree most people sleep an htpc. If its a pure htpc and not also used as a server etc. Why would you keep it on 24/7, that doesn't make a lot of sense when they can wake themselves up to do tv recordings.
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post #13 of 15
Option 2 definitely!
SSD is a good way to keep things coolers & quieter. I'd also get a large 5400rpm drive for media, either WD or Samsung are the top choices right now.
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post #14 of 15
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And I disagree most people sleep an htpc. If its a pure htpc and not also used as a server etc. Why would you keep it on 24/7, that doesn't make a lot of sense when they can wake themselves up to do tv recordings.
Ya sleep is shut down or off it is sleep. An old IDE drive can wake from sleep in a few seconds... The only thing that will change is meta data loading which is what 2 seconds anyway?
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post #15 of 15
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Ya sleep is shut down or off it is sleep. An old IDE drive can wake from sleep in a few seconds... The only thing that will change is meta data loading which is what 2 seconds anyway?
Go buy one man and see for yourself. Half the people on this forum didn't buy them because they don't do anything.

Its always the guy who doesn't own one that wants to say they are not worth it.
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