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Old 08-19-2010, 05:00 PM
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Default When it Comes to Storage, SSD or HDD?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://lifehacker.com/5616023/' target='_blank'>http://lifehacker.com/5616023/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Solid-state drives (SSDs) make for a pretty great upgrade, but they aren't without their downsides (most notably, their high cost and low amounts of space). While the answer to "are they worth it?" is fairly subjective, there are a number of factors that can influence the usefulness of a solid-state drive."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1282224832.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>While solid-state drives definitely appear to be the future, traditional hard drives will probably be here for many, many years to come.&nbsp; Their huge storage capacities and fair transfer speeds have kept them in the running and the standard choice for most consumers but SSDs are increasing in popularity, especially in notebooks.&nbsp; While I am tempted to jump onto the SSD bandwagon, my storage needs outstrip my speed needs, and external storage devices are just too much of a hassle.&nbsp; Still, I am waiting for the day when a 500GB SSD can be had for under $100.&nbsp; Okay, you can stop laughing now.</p>
 
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:03 PM
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I have a scenairo for SSD that's I'm looking to implement.

Our laundry room is on the second floor about 15 ft from my home PC. During spin-cycles the whole area shakes. I think this ate one of my HDDs and I lost a term paper. When the price is right I'll move to SSD in hopes that this will both improve speed and avoid being wiggled to death.

But I'll wait until when I get 700GB for say $250.
 
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:27 PM
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While I won't be changing from HDD's as my storage and backup drives, I have replaced my main OS drives in my desktop and laptops to SSD. This gives me the best of both worlds, until a time when I can get that $100/500GB drive.
 
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:41 AM
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Our laundry room is on the second floor about 15 ft from my home PC. During spin-cycles the whole area shakes. I think this ate one of my HDDs and I lost a term paper. When the price is right I'll move to SSD in hopes that this will both improve speed and avoid being wiggled to death.
Vibrations definitely can affect hard drives. I would expect something like a head crash based on what you describe. Some cases do offer shock absorption though, which might help any other hard drive you have last longer though that shaking must not be good for the other components either. Have you considered something like going with a smaller SSD and putting a NAS elsewhere in your home?
 
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:54 PM
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Have you considered something like going with a smaller SSD and putting a NAS elsewhere in your home?
No, that's a interesting idea!
 
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