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Hd maintenence

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February 28, 2010 5:48:49 PM

hi,

looking to get a sw package that give me some sort of hd maintenence..whether it be defrag, or like a disk doctor..
any good software out there for that?

Also what would be the benefit of using ssd over my 1tb 7200 rpm?

thank you

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a b G Storage
February 28, 2010 7:46:35 PM

A decent SSD will outperform your hard drive by a large margin and you don't have to defrag an SSD. Downside is the extremely high price per GB.
Regulary checking the SMART status with a tool like HD Tune is recommended.
And of course you should always assume your drive can fail completely at any time so make sure you always have a backup of your important files.
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February 28, 2010 8:06:37 PM

thanks for the info..how big to ssd drives get?
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a b G Storage
February 28, 2010 8:14:52 PM

I believe the biggest SSD at the moment is the OCZ Colossus 1TB which can be yours for only a few thousand dollars/euros.
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February 28, 2010 8:18:01 PM

just seems pretty useless im my particular case..
Where would an ssd benefit me?

besides faster r/w, what would the benefit be for a) gaming and b) every day use?

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a b G Storage
February 28, 2010 8:50:52 PM

pnico said:
just seems pretty useless im my particular case..
Where would an ssd benefit me?

besides faster r/w, what would the benefit be for a) gaming and b) every day use?

Gaming: very little to no advantage
Every day use: booting Windows and starting applications will be much faster and there's no need for defragmentation
With the high price of SSDs the smartest thing to do is to buy a small SSD (60 GB or so) for Windows and applications (excl. big games) and a big regular hard drive for data storage and games.
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February 28, 2010 8:52:23 PM

whats would the 60gb run me?
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