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  1.    09 Oct 2017 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
    I don't really see any point of buying an SSD if your aim is to just boost system performance. SSDs are still expensive today even though the technology is years old.
    Expensive is relative. More RAM and SSDs are best way to maximise performance on an existing device.
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  2.    09 Oct 2017 #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
    I don't really see any point of buying an SSD if your aim is to just boost system performance. SSDs are still expensive today even though the technology is years old.
    Considering the amount of performance increase you get by switching from a HDD to an SSD - the ration of $$$$ to performance increase by moving to an SSD is about the best improvement you can make for the money spent, IMHO.
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  3.    09 Oct 2017 #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
    I don't really see any point of buying an SSD if your aim is to just boost system performance. SSDs are still expensive today even though the technology is years old.
    There is more to it than just performance. There are other advantages, especially in laptops or other portable devices. They draw less power so battery life is extended. They produce less heat which is a good thing all on its own. This also means your cooling fan will run less, or should run less anyway. This also equates to longer battery life. They weigh less, a bonus in a portable device. They can take a bump without crashing windows because of a head crash. The size doesn't double when you want a high capacity drive. No having to add a second platter etc. The list goes on.
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  4.    09 Oct 2017 #44
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    If budget is a concern, you can trade off cost and still get some performance increase by running Windows on a smallish SSD and storing your Data on a spinner. I went that route on my desktop PC.
    On my laptop I run a 128 gig SSD for my OS and a 256gig SSD for Data. It has dual drive bays and when I bought those drives years ago, it was a cheaper option than buying one large SSD. I ran SSD and spinner for a while, then when finances permitted I swapped out the spinner for the second SSD. Keep in mind that laptop drives are often only 5400 RPM drives, versus the 7200 RPM drives in a desktop PC. Swapping out a 5400 RPM drive for an SSD is a big step in performance.
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  5.    10 Oct 2017 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I do not like SSD, period (driver issues and others), and I will never ever buy one. I have short-stroked my HDD to boost its speed. Newer is not always better, just like CRTs were better in every way, but they have been replaced by LCD anyway.
    what is this short stroked hd to make it faster, how do you achieve that?
    and is it actually faster?

    thanks
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  6.    10 Oct 2017 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by roy111 View Post
    what is this short stroked hd to make it faster, how do you achieve that?
    and is it actually faster?
    The theory is that if you put the most used partitions at the beginning of the disk then the heads have to move less to access them. LifeHacker explains...

    https://lifehacker.com/how-to-short-...eed-1598306074
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  7.    10 Oct 2017 #47

    Quote Originally Posted by tonez View Post
    I personally enjoy it, makes a pc load fast, what am i missing > i see on many answers around the board disable fast boot
    are you confusing fast boot with win 10's fast startup? fast boot really doesnt save that much time?? And the problem with enabling things like fast boot comes six months down the line when your pc wont boot because your bios is skipping the memory checks and there is an issue there that slowing the memory down could solve , and by this time you forgot about enabling fast boot and pull your hair out trying to figure out whats wrong. Fast boot is imo pointless to shave a few seconds off of boot time
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