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Old 03-25-12, 01:57 PM   #145
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You're kidding right? SSDs are still crazy expensive. A low price is getting a 500GB SSD for like $75 but that's 2 years away lol. I really can't wait for SSDs to get down in price but it's gonna be a while,
I got a Crucial M4 256GB SSD for $300. That's DIRT CHEAP considering the real world performance increases you'll see. That's going from around 20MB/sec to 500/MB per second, and the delta is even bigger when you look at random seek times.
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Old 03-25-12, 04:39 PM   #146
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$300 is a lot of money.
For me $300 is a lot of money!
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Old 03-25-12, 06:06 PM   #147
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For me $300 is a lot of money!
Same here. When 256 is around $200 I may consider it, that's too much right now.
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Old 03-25-12, 06:10 PM   #148
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I'll be happy when it drops to $1/giggabyte. But we're a ways off. Heck, 600GB drives are over $1k- that's closer to $2/GB which is rather expensive. 512 is a bit better in the $700 range but still way price. The smaller the drives capacity, the closer to $1/GB they get- but that doesn't help any.
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Old 03-25-12, 06:30 PM   #149
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I'll be happy when it drops to $1/giggabyte. But we're a ways off. Heck, 600GB drives are over $1k- that's closer to $2/GB which is rather expensive. 512 is a bit better in the $700 range but still way price. The smaller the drives capacity, the closer to $1/GB they get- but that doesn't help any.
Don't know why but all I saw in your post was "giggadybyte"

At least that gets this thread back on topic with the Crayola Crayon mess that is windows 8.
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Old 03-25-12, 08:39 PM   #150
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For me $300 is a lot of money!
Then what are you doing buying apple products? The ipad alone is double that and some.
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Then what are you doing buying apple products? The ipad alone is double that and some.
Last summer I got my refurb iPad 1 for a little over $300. However money is lot tighter than last summer, so that $300 is a lot now lol.
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$300 is a lot of money.
considering you spend $300 on your CPU, and another on your video card. not its really is not.

and you don't even need to spend that much, $120 for 90GB SSD is enough.

for all of you waiting for SSD, you are missing a lot, once you go SSD you will never go back. First was one PC, and I couldn't stand how slow the other PCs were. Now all 5 PCs in the house have SSDs.
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considering you spend $300 on your CPU, and another on your video card. not its really is not.

and you don't even need to spend that much, $120 for 90GB SSD is enough.

for all of you waiting for SSD, you are missing a lot, once you go SSD you will never go back. First was one PC, and I couldn't stand how slow the other PCs were. Now all 5 PCs in the house have SSDs.
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Oh, I agree completely regarding the impact SSDs have on a PC's performance.

However, $300 is still a lot of money as that is over half of a paycheck for me. However, I have been saving up some money. I'm just not sure what I want- a 120GB or a 240GB. I'm leaning towards the 240GB but just haven't made my mind up yet. Was also gonna' pick up a 512GB down the road for a dedicated Steam drive, but those are *way* too expensive so I'm likely gonna' pick up a 500GB WD RE4 HDD or a WD Black 750GB as a dedicated Steam drive. Leaning towards the 750GB Black as it'd last me that much longer and it doesn't cost much more than the 500GB RE4 drive.

As to Win8... not sure about a seperate install. Maybe I could use this 30GB SSD as a Win8 drive once I get my new SSD.
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Oh, I agree completely regarding the impact SSDs have on a PC's performance.

However, $300 is still a lot of money as that is over half of a paycheck for me. However, I have been saving up some money. I'm just not sure what I want- a 120GB or a 240GB. I'm leaning towards the 240GB but just haven't made my mind up yet. Was also gonna' pick up a 512GB down the road for a dedicated Steam drive, but those are *way* too expensive so I'm likely gonna' pick up a 500GB WD RE4 HDD or a WD Black 750GB as a dedicated Steam drive. Leaning towards the 750GB Black as it'd last me that much longer and it doesn't cost much more than the 500GB RE4 drive.

As to Win8... not sure about a seperate install. Maybe I could use this 30GB SSD as a Win8 drive once I get my new SSD.
Go with a hybrid drive. I have a Seagate momentus XT as the OS drive in my laptop. Between that and a 16Gb SHDC card I paid $18 for, using readyboost this is more responsive than any fully mechanical drive at a great cost. And I didn't have to give up the space.
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Oh, I agree completely regarding the impact SSDs have on a PC's performance.

However, $300 is still a lot of money as that is over half of a paycheck for me. However, I have been saving up some money. I'm just not sure what I want- a 120GB or a 240GB. I'm leaning towards the 240GB but just haven't made my mind up yet. Was also gonna' pick up a 512GB down the road for a dedicated Steam drive, but those are *way* too expensive so I'm likely gonna' pick up a 500GB WD RE4 HDD or a WD Black 750GB as a dedicated Steam drive. Leaning towards the 750GB Black as it'd last me that much longer and it doesn't cost much more than the 500GB RE4 drive.

As to Win8... not sure about a seperate install. Maybe I could use this 30GB SSD as a Win8 drive once I get my new SSD.
again you don't need to spend $300 to make your computer faster.

http://www.frys-electronics-ads.com/...id-State-Drive

that is WAY MORE than you need for OS.
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