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    Default Solid State Drive (SSD)!

    Decided to upgrade the primary Hard Drive (SCSI) in my home PC and feckin he'll, there the best thing since slice pan.
    Huge difference in the performance of my PC from Windows loading in a fraction of the time to programs opening almost instantly. Seriously worth the small investment if anyone wants to improve the performance of their PC without breaking the bank.
    Brought my WEI score from 5.9 up to 6.9 and it's the graphics card letting me down otherwise it would be 7.4.

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    What capacity did you get as they always seem quite low capacity compared to HDD.

    I have a 250GB and a 500GB in my desktop and that seems too low. Though I may get one in my next laptop as I don't store too much on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon361 View Post
    Decided to upgrade the primary Hard Drive (SCSI) in my home PC and feckin he'll, there the best thing since slice pan.
    Huge difference in the performance of my PC from Windows loading in a fraction of the time to programs opening almost instantly. Seriously worth the small investment if anyone wants to improve the performance of their PC without breaking the bank.
    Brought my WEI score from 5.9 up to 6.9 and it's the graphics card letting me down otherwise it would be 7.4.

    Been drivin anything else in a SOLID STATE recently Anon???? arf, arf!!!
    Bada Bing!!!

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    The most ideal thing would be replacing the primary HDD with an SSD so that the access times for the OS drastically improve. However, for data storage, I would still recommend the convential HDD's as the price /gigabyte is much lower and the capacity of the SSD's isn't that big (yet).

    SSD's will replace HDD's in the future, but that's not something to be worried about just yet. It will take maybe as long as that Blu Ray will completely replace DVD: it could take a while.

    Also, Anon, congrats on doing this but make sure to optimize your SSD to the fullest, carefully, otherwise it might be that after a while the SSD will become slower than your old HDD . Just sayin'.

    And actually, if you really want to get the best speeds out of the SSD, update your RAM as well... the SSD will never reach the speed of the RAM memory but still... SSD's perform best on systems that have the max RAM installed (an x86 architecture with max like 4 GB of RAM... install an SSD, assign the paging, and DROOOOOOLLLL at the speeds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon361 View Post
    Decided to upgrade the primary Hard Drive (SCSI) in my home PC and feckin he'll, there the best thing since slice pan.
    Huge difference in the performance of my PC from Windows loading in a fraction of the time to programs opening almost instantly. Seriously worth the small investment if anyone wants to improve the performance of their PC without breaking the bank.
    Brought my WEI score from 5.9 up to 6.9 and it's the graphics card letting me down otherwise it would be 7.4.
    did the same myself recently and it's fantastic. Was thinking of building a PC from scratch as my next project.

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    Solid state drives????

    jesh I'm only get my head around wobbly state drives

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    Quote Originally Posted by robijntje View Post
    The most ideal thing would be replacing the primary HDD with an SSD so that the access times for the OS drastically improve. However, for data storage, I would still recommend the convential HDD's as the price /gigabyte is much lower and the capacity of the SSD's isn't that big (yet).

    SSD's will replace HDD's in the future, but that's not something to be worried about just yet. It will take maybe as long as that Blu Ray will completely replace DVD: it could take a while.

    Also, Anon, congrats on doing this but make sure to optimize your SSD to the fullest, carefully, otherwise it might be that after a while the SSD will become slower than your old HDD . Just sayin'.

    And actually, if you really want to get the best speeds out of the SSD, update your RAM as well... the SSD will never reach the speed of the RAM memory but still... SSD's perform best on systems that have the max RAM installed (an x86 architecture with max like 4 GB of RAM... install an SSD, assign the paging, and DROOOOOOLLLL at the speeds...
    Yep done all above, I use the SSD purely as a boot drive and left my scsi drives as storage, was going to install 64bit windows 7 but I was a bit worried that not all my programs would be compatible, going to do a little more research and if all is ok I'm going to bump her up to 64bit, that way I can bump the ram up even higher than the 4gb ceiling x86(32bit) allows

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    Can I give my regular drive some viagra to make it solid?
    Or talk dirty to it, works for me when i need to get solid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mymisters View Post
    Can I give my regular drive some viagra to make it solid?
    Or talk dirty to it, works for me when i need to get solid!
    blow on the tip of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon361 View Post
    Yep done all above, I use the SSD purely as a boot drive and left my scsi drives as storage, was going to install 64bit windows 7 but I was a bit worried that not all my programs would be compatible, going to do a little more research and if all is ok I'm going to bump her up to 64bit, that way I can bump the ram up even higher than the 4gb ceiling x86(32bit) allows
    The good thing about Windows 7 x64 is that if a program only runs in a 32 bit environment, it will more or less simulate that environment (alas, that's what mine does). So there should be absolutely no worries about 'will it work or not'. Worst case scenario: virtual pc, answer to all your compatibility problems!

    What graphics card are you using atm?
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