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is there any real reason to buy an ssd over just another regular hard drive

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January 7, 2014 7:59:26 PM

Hi all:) 
I heard and saw ppl get an ssd drive and at 1st i didnt even know what it was, i checked around and basically what i came up with is that its an external memory thing which is smaller and only goes ;ittle faster then a reg hard drive, im just curios what your opinion is on the subject because i dont see why any1 would buy an ssd over an hard drive if all they want is more room buy another regular hard drive for more room.....any thoughts greatly appreciated:D 

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a b G Storage
January 7, 2014 8:15:25 PM

Most people will buy an SSD and install their operating system on to it and also some of their programs since SSD drives are much faster than HDD(s), thus performance is improved.
People don't buy them to add storage, so to speak, but they may upgrade their existing SSD to a larger one. Most people who have an SSD in their desktop, will also have an HDD for storage and programs.
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a b G Storage
January 7, 2014 8:17:07 PM

---only goes ;ittle faster then a reg hard drive--- as in, 5 times faster if you copy a large file; 100 times faster if you copy lots of small files. The speed difference is NOT little. Also, not having moving parts helps - SSDs don't make noise.
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a b G Storage
January 7, 2014 8:23:16 PM

I pretty much can reboot and be logged in in about 8 seconds.
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January 7, 2014 8:29:58 PM

aevm said:
---only goes ;ittle faster then a reg hard drive--- as in, 5 times faster if you copy a large file; 100 times faster if you copy lots of small files. The speed difference is NOT little. Also, not having moving parts helps - SSDs don't make noise.


danny2000 said:
I pretty much can reboot and be logged in in about 8 seconds.


WOW i didnt know it was that fast :pt1cable: , lol anyway i can get my system on an ssd if already put it on an hard drive, or any other file be placed on the ssd if already on hard drive?
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a b G Storage
January 7, 2014 9:56:45 PM

You would have to re-install Windows (or whatever o/s you want) onto the SSD drive.
Windows 8 really takes advantage of SSD(s) and newer motherboards include the option for Windows 8 FastBoot inside the bios, along with Secureboot.
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