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|10-29-2012 07:45 AM|
|azn4u1120||thank you for the great article! learned some great info!|
|10-11-2012 09:29 AM|
Several years ago, ever since Apple released Snow Leopard, I thought that if I installed 8GB of Ram and I upgraded my regular 250GB HD to 500GB Hitachi Tristar, that I would not run into anymore problems of the rainbow wheel of deathspin. I ran intense programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. I also used my Mac for videos and Lossless Audio conversions. WAS I WRONG.
SSD has been a great upgrade. The Mac is REAL quiet. I don't know if it's one half the time anymore. The cooling fan is never turns on at all. The heat from the computer is not even there. Amazing. I will never go back to HD anymore.
|10-11-2012 06:49 AM|
|10-11-2012 05:50 AM|
True...one thing the article does not mention is that SSD cells have a limited shelf life. Meaning they can only be overwritten a certain amount of times before they die. The SSD keeps tracks of these dead cells and uses other fresh cells to take over their spots. Eventually the whole drive will die and be useless. SSD's are built quite a bit bigger than advertised, say 800G for a 500 G drive, those extra 300 G of cells will be used to replace dead cells. I think the manufacturers are banking on everyone moving their data to larger SSD's at some point before the old ones fail.
|10-04-2012 03:14 PM|
Please back up your SSDs at least weekly to a magnetic drive.
My Corsair F120 failed twice.
All my saved games are gone.
|10-01-2012 02:02 PM|
|10-01-2012 12:26 AM|
thanks for this information...
|09-30-2012 02:03 PM|
|09-29-2012 11:58 PM|
|09-29-2012 11:55 PM|
I'd rather have a six year old laptop with an SSD, than a brand new one without an SSD.
SSD's are THAT fast!!
Computing power has doubled every 18-24 months. Hard drives are stuck in the 80's.
|09-26-2012 10:39 AM|
|09-26-2012 01:08 AM|
I stick to regular magnetic hard drives. My own experience with Flash memory has been a nightmare. Sudden I/O device errors, finding high rates of corrupted bits after a file transfer that I can't even use the file anymore, and the fact that is hard as hell (near impossible) for me to recover deleted data. Thats just all from my experience with them USB sticks, maybe things are better on a dedicated SSD, but I am a multi purpose user - games, multimedia, trading, reading, writing, etc., and my drive has been fine. Might not load as fast as I want sometimes, but its fast enough for me.
I use one of them Dell XPS8300s that was on sale here last November. Great machine.
|09-25-2012 08:30 PM|
|09-25-2012 04:49 AM|
|ramazank2||I have been really happy with the Crucial M4. They have gotten so cheap! I have purchased 3 and they have all exceeded my expectations.|
|09-21-2012 05:40 AM|
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