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  1.    06 Aug 2016 #11

    I went fully SSD last year. I haven't noticed a huge difference in map load times. Its a nice thing to be able to do but I'm not sure I'd recommend it for everyone.
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       08 Aug 2016 #12

    I think there is a lot of fear that SSD's will wear out, but truth is that they just don't. I have been running an SSD only system for years and it's still perfectly healthy. I run Steam on it's own SSD and it works just fine.
    If you consider that you might spend a small fortune on a graphics card every two to three years, then the speed improvement with an SSD has to be worth the money - even if they do wear out after three years - which actually they don't!
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       08 Aug 2016 #13

    I still have 2 Generation 2 (I guess) SSDs that both are still running good. I have an Intel X25 and a Vertex of the same period. The Intel is in an older Laptop I have.
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       08 Aug 2016 #14

    davefaz said: View Post
    I think there is a lot of fear that SSD's will wear out, but truth is that they just don't. I have been running an SSD only system for years and it's still perfectly healthy. I run Steam on it's own SSD and it works just fine.
    If you consider that you might spend a small fortune on a graphics card every two to three years, then the speed improvement with an SSD has to be worth the money - even if they do wear out after three years - which actually they don't!
    Really?? I see. I was gonna exchange my 480GB Sandisk SSD for a hybrid. But now I'm just gonna keep it in view of what you said.

    Personally, I think the lesser known SSD brands suffer more from wear.
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       08 Aug 2016 #15

    xlook said: View Post
    Really?? I see. I was gonna exchange my 480GB Sandisk SSD for a hybrid. But now I'm just gonna keep it in view of what you said.

    Personally, I think the lesser known SSD brands suffer more from wear.
    I don't really know about the lesser known SSDs. But, I have run games from my SSDs for several years and they are running fine and I've noticed no slow down at all. I have been pretty much all SSD for quite a while and suffered no ill effects from it. There were some tests done a few years ago testing various brands as to how many writes before they died. It surprised a lot of people that it took Petabytes of writes to kill one. SSDs are not as fragile as many people believe they are. Much of the info on the net about that stuff comes from the first generation SSDs, which were a little fragile. The more recent models are pretty tough.
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       08 Aug 2016 #16

    essenbe said: View Post
    I don't really . SSDs are not as fragile as many people believe they are. Much of the info on the net about that stuff comes from the first generation SSDs, which were a little fragile. The more recent models are pretty tough.
    Yeah that makes sense. I'll definitely stick with my Sandisk SSD.
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       08 Aug 2016 #17

    - prices are coming down fast..
    - even an external Seagate SSD 2TB will only cost around 80

    - SSD's are amazing value for the money..!!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
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       08 Aug 2016 #18

    The day is coming, and probably not many years away, when conventional drives will become obsolete and be completely replaced by some form of solid state drive. The major problem right now is cost but that is changing. It takes time for the cost of newer technology to come down, as it did with conventional drives. The Shugart Technology (later Seagate) ST-506 was introduced in 1980 with 5 MB of storage and sold for about $1500 US. And that $1500 bought a lot more then than now.
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       09 Aug 2016 #19

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    The day is coming, and probably not many years away, when conventional drives will become obsolete and be completely replaced by some form of solid state drive. The major problem right now is cost but that is changing. It takes time for the cost of newer technology to come down, as it did with conventional drives. The Shugart Technology (later Seagate) ST-506 was introduced in 1980 with 5 MB of storage and sold for about $1500 US. And that $1500 bought a lot more then than now.
    Here's another piece of trivia....

    The Sharp PC-5000, introduced in 1983, used 128-kilobyte solid-state storage cartridges containing bubble memory. In 1984,Tallgrass Technologies Corporation had a tape backup unit of 40 MB with a solid state 20 MB unit built in. The 20 MB unit could be used instead of a hard drive.
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       10 Aug 2016 #20

    And in mean time: Seagates biggest SSD
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