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OK I can get a 160GB SSD Drive160GB SSD laptop hard drive for $500 or 200GB200GB SSD laptop hard drive for $899
or a 160GB HHD Drive for $54

After thinking about the benefits of having an SSD drive I could use the extra $450 for other things !

Eventually I will get a SSD drive if I had nothing but money to spend I would definately get the SSD drive

Here are some benefits of the SSD drive !

  • Longer battery Life
  • No moving parts inside the drive
  • Extremely Faster (Instant boot up), Also almost instant transfer rate !
  • Longer Life of drive (Many experts say they will never Fail ). Gets me to think I may still buy one !

Drives can reach up to 250 times faster than a HHD

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Re: SSD vs HHD

I agree the solid state ones are better but the price is to much - especially for a laptop. I say save the money and if anything buy a external and your ahead of the game - you can back up files on the external.

THIS is the hard drive I just put in my laptop - $105. for a 500GB and its a 7200 RPM so the speed is nice and fast. I would save the money Jayson if I were you. Now if you hit the lotto then I would say go for it Big Grin

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Re: SSD vs HHD

There was a 500gb drive just like that at Frys when I went two last time and it was $99 ( it should be compatible with my laptop )

I bought three WD externals for $237 that are portable and fit in my front pocket !

I still have my Iomega 500GB Harddrive too but it needs wall power !

So I basically have over 1.5 TB free still plus I wiped out my 200GB IDE western digital Harddrive on my PC The other day hoping to reformat it and do a fresh install on my PC . I need to get one of them fuctioning with internet ASAP , my laptop the only thing I have that has wifi and thats my only source of internet right now so I think I may get the cheap Harddrive for now or maybe spring $99 and when I goto upgrade i may get a SSD . I will own a SSD drive before next christmas Smile

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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

I agree with Smartmom, I'd go the smarter way and get a smaller, cheaper internal for the laptop, and then use the extra money on an external giant drive. I just got this Seagate 2TB External Drive2TB Seagate external USB drive and LOVE it. 2 Terabytes is enormous. And I bought a 15ft USB cable that I just use to switch between my desktop pc and laptop so I don't even have to move the drive around. The only 'drawback' to it is it has to use a wallwart for extra power, the USB power isn't enough, and there's sometimes a very short pause, when opening up a file manager, like Explorer, or PowerDesk while it enumerates the drives, due to basically pulling the external out of a slumber mode once it's gone into it. When it's not in slumber mode it's just as fast as an internal drive while enumerating the drive letters. Transfers themselves are as fast as an internal hard drive.

I also have a Seagate 500GB External drive which doesn't need the extra power and there's no slight delay when showing the drive letter in a file manager. It's an awesome drive. But since I got the 2TB drive I no longer really needed it for my regular computer stuff so I use it for my DVD Player. And for that it ROCKS!


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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

I got last week (when I replaced my laptop hard drive) a new laptop external. One of the little ones that is only USB powered. I got the Western Digital 750GB. I use that when transferring files back and forth from work to home. See this is the reason I'm seriously looking at the Pogoplug and I think I'm going to get it.

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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

I tend to prefer to just use a tiny Flash DriveFlash Drive for transferring things around places like a friends house or something. Much easier to carry around since it's so tiny, and something like 8GB's is usually way more than enough for me, for stuff like that. A bit more convenient than carrying around even a smaller usb external like my 500GB or your 750GB drives.


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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

OH trust me I have a ring of Flash DrivesFlash Drives, a couple are 16gb ones too. The main thing I work on two website and I keep them backed up to the external (to big for Flash DrivesFlash Drives) so that I can work on them at home too. Plus I have some other large files I carry on it - a EPB and such.

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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)
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OH trust me I have a ring of Flash DrivesFlash Drives, a couple are 16gb ones too. The main thing I work on two website and I keep them backed up to the external (to big for Flash DrivesFlash Drives)

Holy ish! Laughing Those must be some monster websites. I have GeekDrop, my software website (Xenon Inc.), and another website, plus alot of extra folders where I do some private coding, some zip, mp3 and exe files stored, big databases, database backups, and other stuff all on one server and altogether it's just barely over 600MB of space. PM me the links, I gotta see the websites that take up almost 16Gigs. Big Grin


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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

They also have back doors (for the sales ppl) with electronic presentation books with them they are hogs with lots of videos on them.
OK so it may also have been a office write-off to pay for a nice new external - cuz I needed it Wink

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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

the WD drive like I have is about the size of my iPhone I know the seagate it kinda small too but the WD one I have is small enough to put in the smallest jean pockets and the small seagate are barely too big to fit !( or at least the pant I wear Laughing)

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Re: Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD)

I got same drive except they were 500GB each three of them , so I payed $118 for 750 gb they also each came with a dock an an extra USB cable and carring pouch that normally are not included !

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