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Soldid State Drive

By SystemCheck ·
The question at stake here is, what are the pros and cons of a solid state drive versus the standard mechanical hard drive?

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Quick take

by JamesRL In reply to Soldid State Drive

Solid State Drive:
Pros:
No moving parts, no wear
Faster than conventional
In theory much longer MTBF

Cons:
Expensive
Limited sizes
No long term reliability figures

James

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well

by SystemCheck In reply to Quick take

what about compatability issues, are all computer with sata available to use this

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Not a compatability per se but

by JamesRL In reply to well

You probably won't see much of an improvement on an older system, you want to make sure you have SATA II.

James

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Oh and

by JamesRL In reply to Not a compatability per s ...

Because of where they are in the technology cycle, they will probably be much much cheaper next year.

Unless money is no object, I'd pass.

James

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Not a compatability per se but

by SystemCheck In reply to Not a compatability per s ...

how would you know if your pc has sata II, for instance i know my pc only has sata but is sata I or II, and i thought they had some for ide or was i wrong about that

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Check your motherboard specs

by JamesRL In reply to Not a compatability per s ...

There are different SSDs that will work with IDE, SATA or SATAII, its just that I'm not convinced that given the slower bus speeds of IDE and even SATA that you would see a big speed improvement over a fairly fast standard drive. And if there isn't a performance improvement, can you justify the expense?

Your motherboard specs should help you determine if you have SATA or SATA II.

James

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How much drive space do you hope to add?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Not a compatability per s ...

And have you priced solid state drives? You can install two conventional drives in a RAID 1 config for less than the same amount of solid state space.

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How much drive space do you hope to add?

by SystemCheck In reply to How much drive space do y ...

just enough for an OS maybe 60 gb and my mobo has a fsb of 1300ish will i see an increase on my system (core 2 duo 3.0)

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For comparison,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to How much drive space do y ...

New 60Gb Seagate, 7200 rpm - $45

http://www.google.com/products?q=hard+drive+60gb+sata+7200&hl=en&cond=1&scoring=p

New 60Gb Fujitsu SSD - $105

http://www.google.com/products?q=solid+state+drive+60gb+sata&hl=en&cond=1&scoring=p

or three times as much.

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Plus, if it's important to you...

by TonytheTiger In reply to Quick take

lower power consumption.

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