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  1. LittleJay's Avatar
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       #31

    The prices of SSD's in the 120 Gb range have certainly come down since I bought my first one, an OCZ Vertex III, about 3 years ago. I still use spinners for storage, but could never be satisfied with the performance of running an OS on them. SSD's have spoiled me forever.
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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       #32

    I have a SSD arriving from Amazon today. Crucial 120GB for 67.00.
    I'll use this for the OS/Programs and the current one for data and Win9 if I dual boot.
    Jeff
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  3. badrobot's Avatar
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       #33

    BunnyJ said:
    I have a SSD arriving from Amazon today. Crucial 120GB for 67.00.
    I'll use this for the OS/Programs and the current one for data and Win9 if I dual boot.
    Jeff

    Have fun with it Jeff!
    I also have a Crucial V4 128GB SSD which I got for only $49 from a local store. Not the fastest type but it is sure fast enough. Just using it for Linux. :)
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  4. BunnyJ's Avatar
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       #34

    badrobot said:
    Have fun with it Jeff!
    I also have a Crucial V4 128GB SSD which I got for only $49 from a local store. Not the fastest type but it is sure fast enough. Just using it for Linux. :)
    Thanks.. It came in about 30 minutes ago.
    I'm just about all set to do the job and I'll wait until this evening after dinner.
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  5. badrobot's Avatar
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       #35

    BunnyJ said:
    Thanks.. It came in about 30 minutes ago.
    I'm just about all set to do the job and I'll wait until this evening after dinner.
    I am sure you will never go back to spinners. :)
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  6. BunnyJ's Avatar
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       #36

    badrobot said:
    I am sure you will never go back to spinners. :)
    I like the SSD for the OS/Programs but I'm still keeping spinners for data and other things.
    I just can't justify the cost of an SSD for general storage yet.
    Jeff
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  7. badrobot's Avatar
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       #37

    BunnyJ said:
    I like the SSD for the OS/Programs but I'm still keeping spinners for data and other things.
    I just can't justify the cost of an SSD for general storage yet.
    Jeff
    I think that's what everybody is doing. I am not gonna buy any SSD that is more than 120GB anymore. I made a mistake of getting one Samsung 840 series 240GB and it is way more than what I need for just a boot drive. All my data goes to the HDD. But if you are doing dual or triple boot, I think it's ok. But I generally avoid doing dual boot on the same drive except it's just for pure testing and will be wiped out anytime.
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  8. LittleJay's Avatar
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       #38

    BunnyJ said:
    I like the SSD for the OS/Programs but I'm still keeping spinners for data and other things.
    I just can't justify the cost of an SSD for general storage yet.
    Jeff
    I hear you on justifying the cost of storing data on an SDD. I have 5 HDDs for storage purposes and I think that is sufficient.
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  9. badrobot's Avatar
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       #39

    LittleJay said:
    I hear you on justifying the cost of storing data on an SDD. I have 5 HDDs for storage purposes and I think that is sufficient.

    That's plenty! :)
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  10. LittleJay's Avatar
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       #40

    badrobot said:
    That's plenty! :)
    I've had most of the spinners for quite a few years now and since I don't use them as an OS drive anymore they seem to last forever.
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