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December 10, 2011 5:12:06 PM

hey, can any one tell me if there is any problems i shold be aware of that occurs with ssd hard drives. eg freezing etc. and any advice on an affordable one that is good for the price/value. thanks

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December 10, 2011 5:22:03 PM

The issues some of the really fast SSD's had in the last quarter have all been rectified with firmware updates. Anything you buy now from a reputable place like newegg should already be running the most current firmware. I've had mine for almost 4 mos and haven't had any issues with it at all.

What price range are you looking at? It will be easier to offer advice once we know that.
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December 10, 2011 6:35:00 PM

ok thanks, about 60 gb, just to install windows operating system. about 80 us i'm willing to spend. anything around that.
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December 11, 2011 1:15:50 PM

80 USD is a little low for a 60GB SSD. About 100 USD would be the cheapest of the current generation for 60GB.

Also, SSD is Solid State Drive and HDD is Hard Disk Drive. Hard drive is just a shortening of HDD. To say SSD hard drive would be wrong. Not to nit-pick but that one really gets to me.
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December 11, 2011 2:20:26 PM

You are not going to get a new model 60gig SSD for $80us. If you do, I would very suspect that it was a return, or older model, which you do NOT want. If you buy an SSD, make certain you are getting a new/current model.
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December 11, 2011 2:41:18 PM

As an alternative ... you might want to consider a Hybrid HD given that any HD today seems to cost $150. This hybrid boots to windows in 17 seconds whereas the fastest SSD alone does it in 16.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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December 11, 2011 3:10:04 PM

I agree with JackNaylorPE about hybrid drives. They are basically a hard drive with a few GB of Flash (the storage tech used in an SSD) and use the flash as cache. I think the newer hybrids have 8GB of flash cache.
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December 11, 2011 5:45:39 PM

can any one tell me the windows rating on the hybrid drive? it is a pretty cool drive. decent enuff to spend the extra and buy.
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December 11, 2011 8:27:32 PM

I would have needed to own the drive to tell you it's ratings, but I can tell you that it may vary slightly because of other components and vary more due to any RAID system it is in. I don't pay attention to windows rating myself because it really doesn't tell you as much about the device as it should and because I don't have it on most of my machines. Neither windows server operating systems nor XP have it, Vista sucks, and windows 7 is too expensive.

32 bit windows server copies are free to college students and both 32bit and 64 bit servers are free to use if you are willing to reinstall every year and a half or so. These two facts mean I have legally free windows on my computers :) 
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December 12, 2011 1:16:36 AM

blazorthon said:
I would have needed to own the drive to tell you it's ratings, but I can tell you that it may vary slightly because of other components and vary more due to any RAID system it is in. I don't pay attention to windows rating myself because it really doesn't tell you as much about the device as it should and because I don't have it on most of my machines. Neither windows server operating systems nor XP have it, Vista sucks, and windows 7 is too expensive.

32 bit windows server copies are free to college students and both 32bit and 64 bit servers are free to use if you are willing to reinstall every year and a half or so. These two facts mean I have legally free windows on my computers :) 


lucky you, i'm using a laptop cd key and oem w7. its pretty much the same. thanks still wud like to know although this hhd will be the one i am 90% sure to buy. only problems i saw with it are with mac users, apparently, it clashes with mac os and freezes during operation every few sec.
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December 18, 2011 11:38:53 PM

Best answer selected by kenshin333.
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