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#4503625 - 08/31/17 05:46 PM Solid State Hard Drive?
GemStater Offline


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I've got a desktop computer in need of a new hard drive and was considering this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBRFFAS/_en...DYRIXZ&th=1

Are Solid State Hard Drives worth the extra money?

Is the Samsung EVO a good buy or is there something else I should be considering?

Thanks!
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#4503634 - 08/31/17 05:52 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Yes! You'll be amazed how fast boot and load times will be. An SSD was the single greatest upgrade I've ever done. Sandisk is a solid choice too.
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#4503639 - 08/31/17 05:55 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Ive had that EVO SSD in my laptop for a couple of years now. I highly recommend it.
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#4503646 - 08/31/17 06:03 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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If this is for a desktop, get a smaller capacity to save money. Use the money saved to buy a huge storage hard drive.

C: SSD for system
D: HDD for stuff...(movies, pictures, songs, etc.)

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#4503663 - 08/31/17 06:16 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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One of the best upgrades you can make IMO.

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#4503667 - 08/31/17 06:19 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: dishdude]
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Yes! You'll be amazed how fast boot and load times will be. An SSD was the single greatest upgrade I've ever done. Sandisk is a solid choice too.


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#4503671 - 08/31/17 06:19 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Originally Posted By: GemStater
I've got a desktop computer in need of a new hard drive and was considering this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBRFFAS/_en...DYRIXZ&th=1

Are Solid State Hard Drives worth the extra money?

Is the Samsung EVO a good buy or is there something else I should be considering?

Thanks!


It's more a loss of capacity than extra money. You can get one that performs great compared to any HDD for under $100. However if your system is too old to have an SATA 6Gb controller, that will cost you a lot in sustained throughput, though you'd still have great low latency. It would still be significantly faster in everyday use than any HDD.

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#4503675 - 08/31/17 06:22 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Samsung is one of the most reliable SSD manufacturers. I agree few people need 1T. You can use your old HDD or a new spinny HDD for bulky files.
Western digital is a good Spinny HDD brand and 1T can be had for $50.

Id say 240G SDD and 1T spinny should suit anyone. Assuming SATA ports.

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#4503717 - 08/31/17 07:02 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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SSD is the best upgrade a typical consumer can find for the money. If you are using mechanical HDD you should upgrade that instead of buying a whole new PC.

Imagine that 12ms mechanical latency of waiting for the head to move to the track you want to access and another 5ms for the sector to rotate to under the head got eliminated instantly, and replaced with 100us of wait electronic access time. How much of a performance improvement is that?
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#4503722 - 08/31/17 07:07 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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our entire data center is on ssd
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#4503742 - 08/31/17 07:21 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Do it. I won't ever go back....
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#4503757 - 08/31/17 07:32 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Yes, it is a no brainer. Samsung is also the best SSD brand.
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#4503763 - 08/31/17 07:38 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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I have had an 850 evo in my laptop for a few years now. It is by far the best thing i have ever done to this computer. I appreciate its speed with every click of the mouse. Boot times, internet loading times, opening files and everything else is just so much faster. Its really like daily driving a super car vs a corolla.
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#4503834 - 08/31/17 08:26 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: GemStater]
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Make sure you limit writing to the ssd, as they burn sectors up with multiple write sessions. They are amazing performers, just like a crack head, and same as such will crash and burn . Don't store any valuable data to it.
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#4503878 - 08/31/17 09:18 PM Re: Solid State Hard Drive? [Re: danez_yoda]
GemStater Offline


Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 260
Loc: Pacific NW USA
Thanks for the replies everyone.

This is my current Hard Drive:

Quote:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB

ST3500418AS

P/N: 9SL142-021


This hard drive is about 8-years old. Don't know how much longer I have with it?

How do I find out if I have SATA 6Gb/s ?

Edit: Looks like I have SATA 3.0Gb/s. -> Link: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395


Edited by GemStater (08/31/17 09:23 PM)
Edit Reason: Added link
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