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Laptop HDD vs. SD vs. Thumbstick and Battery Life

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March 25, 2010 6:57:25 PM

Hey guys,

Fed up with my pathetic 150GB laptop hard drive (SATA not sure which speed but its a Dell Inspiron thats less than a year old) and considering the fact that an upgrade costs over 200 bucks I decided instead to get a 32GB SD card (Class 6) ($30) and a 512GB (yes 1/2 a TB) USB Thumb Drive (USB 2.0) ($45). The SD card will stay in the compy at all times and the thumb drive will probably only go on vacations and stuff (I have a VERY large digital media collection). I was wondering

1. What is the comparison on battery drain between the 3
2. What are the relative speeds of all 3. I'm thinking USB>SD>HDD

Thanks for the help
-Charlie
March 25, 2010 7:34:07 PM

Hi: You better give the following URL a Spin

SSD VS HDD BATTERY LIFE


http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-5794-view-SSD-vs-HDD-...



Hard disk vs. solid-state drive -- is an SSD worth the money?

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134468/Review_H...



Solid-State Drives Versus Hard-Disk Drives in Laptops?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/134185/solidstate_drives...



SSDs and HDDs in comparison?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/SSD-versus-HDD-in-comparis...



SSD vs HDD?

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=356225




Upgrading Your Notebook Hard Drive To An SSD?

http://hothardware.com/Articles/Upgrading-Your-Notebook...

later,G
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March 25, 2010 10:09:51 PM

He's not talking about SSDs, he's talking about SD memory cards and USB thumb drives. BIG difference. I responded in his other thread of the same title.
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March 26, 2010 1:41:41 AM

I was just gonna say that... thanks again smin
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