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Sounds good, but good luck finding a used one that is much cheaper than new. That probably will take a while yet

If you found a new one that is a viable size (I'd say about 32GB or so minimum) for less than $100 I'd pull the trigger and GO FOR IT

A solid SSD for a boot drive will help drastically
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I always make that mistake.

Although, Indilinux does sound cool, I might just roll with it.
You would.

Indili-nucks ftw!

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So really I would want the OS on the ssd along with anything that starts up when windows does. I thought I seen a few of the smaller ssd drives here in the $40 to $50 range which is what got me thinking. I don't want to call anyone out so I won't post up specific ones that I seen but I was just thinking wow at that price maybe I should think about getting one. I didn't think the failure rate on a ssd would be that great since it really doesn't have any moving parts which made me think buying a used one (that isn't real old of course) wouldn't be a bad way of thinking. Is that right?
Ew, that Corsair Nova is no better than my old 64 GB G.Skill Falcon. Actually, I don't know if it even has the Indilinx controller, but it certainly shares the same Read/Write speeds!

As for buying used: I personally wouldn't because I wouldn't know what it was put through by the previous owner - even if they said they took excellent care of it. I mean, I just don't trust anyone these days. However, I have no experience to give me a good reason to be this way. hehe

Anyway, try to stick to Sandforce drives. You'll know you're looking at a Sandforce drive if both the Read and Write speeds are roughly 285/275, or 280/270.



Edit: I'm gonna go play some more Crysis 2 (I'm having withdrawal symptoms). I'll be back later.
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It depends how they have been treated, if they are constantly benchmarked, or ever defragged (you never defrag an SSD, doesn't need it, and can cause irreversible speed drops (damage)).

Before you buy any SSD used, ask for a speed Benchmark such as Atto, or CrystalDiskMark, then compare the results to the retail standard. That'll give you an idea on whether or not it's a wise purchase.

A positive is that they can be mounted anywhere due to their Solid State nature, and they are nice and small, mines mounted in an odd place.



    
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It depends how they have been treated, if they are constantly benchmarked, or ever defragged (you never defrag an SSD, doesn't need it, and can cause irreversible speed drops (damage)).

Before you buy any SSD used, ask for a speed Benchmark such as Atto, or CrystalDiskMark, then compare the results to the retail standard. That'll give you an idea on whether or not it's a wise purchase.

A positive is that they can be mounted anywhere due to their Solid State nature, and they are nice and small, mines mounted in an odd place.



I am still trying to learn about the whole benchmark thing, so that will have to come a bit later. I was going to try to download something to test my pc just to mess around with it and learn a little about it but I am not sure which to use on my old pc and if they are free or not. I am guessing that is a whole other topic that could probably use its own thread though lol
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I know this is a bit off topic but where do I go to read about how the rep points work and how they are earned?
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I was just playing around with a ssd in my laptop which has an old Yonah core which is fine for surfing the web and the difference was pretty big but that is coming from an old 2.5" drive. I couldn't justify keeping the ssd in my notebook.

That said I think that the money would be better spent elsewhere on your machine. A good cheap 3.5" hdd like a Samsung spinpoint is plenty fast for most people.
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I know this is a bit off topic but where do I go to read about how the rep points work and how they are earned?
Earning rep points is kinda the same way a waiter or a waitress earns tips: it's all at the discretion of others.

So to earn reps, just be you and don't worry about it. The more effort you put into getting reps, the lower your chances are of getting any. Yeah, the more you care about getting Reps, the lower your chances are of getting any.

However, one good way of getting Reps is by putting your best effort into maximizing the quality, accuracy, usability, and readability of your posts. The more effort you put into maximizing your usefulness, the greater your chances are of getting Reps. Except, the more motivated by Reps you are, the lower your chances are of getting any.

For example: I couldn't care less about whether or not I get anything in return for things I post. Instead, I am motivated by the results of what I post as well as my desire to get what I posted out on the internet.
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Earning rep points is kinda the same way a waiter or a waitress earns tips: it's all at the discretion of others.

So to earn reps, just be you and don't worry about it. The more effort you put into getting reps, the lower your chances are of getting any. Yeah, the more you care about getting Reps, the lower your chances are of getting any.

However, one good way of getting Reps is by putting your best effort into maximizing the quality, accuracy, usability, and readability of your posts. The more effort you put into maximizing your usefulness, the greater your chances are of getting Reps. Except, the more motivated by Reps you are, the lower your chances are of getting any.

For example: I couldn't care less about whether or not I get anything in return for things I post. Instead, I am motivated by the results of what I post as well as my desire to get what I posted out on the internet.
I did just find a link to how reps work and they are not exactly how I thought they would work. I tried to post something in the wanted section and noticed i am not able to. I thought reps would be based on purchasing items from other members and them leaving feedback. This indeed is not how it works at all.
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That's the iTrader system you are thinking of, under "Trader Rating", like it is beneath my avatar.

It's not about reps, it's about helping people.

Although it is nice to receive rep for helping someone, as it is to give it if you were helped.
    
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That's the iTrader system you are thinking of, under "Trader Rating", like it is beneath my avatar.

It's not about reps, it's about helping people.

Although it is nice to receive rep for helping someone, as it is to give it if you were helped.
Ok so if you buy something from someone and they leave you feedback it goes under the itrader section?

So if that is the case how is rep tied to being able to not list something in the wanted section?

(if need be I can list this under another thread if you let me know which one it should be listed under)
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