Fastest NON SSD hard drive...

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by kanej2007, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    So why all the hype about SSD drives?

    I agree they are smaller, lighter, do not generate heat/noise and in some cases quicker.

    However they are very expensive for what they are and should you have a lot of storage/games you will need more than one SSD drive, it can be costly...
     
  2. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    They make windows and games like wow MUCH faster, I am tempted to get an ssd for my 2nd rig and laptop now after getting one for my main rig, they feel like using an old pentium 1 trying to run xp now that my main rig is running an ssd. =\
     
  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Some SSDs have a considerably higher transfer rate. The SATAII or SATA3.0GB/s compliant harddrives can typically transfer from platter to buffer at a rate of 3.0GB/s, but from buffer to controller at a maximum of 300mb/s, with a typical transfer rate of less than 200mb/s. Some SSDs however, can transfer up to the full 300mb/s allowed by the SATAII spec, and are even capable of exceeding this transfer rate.
     
  4. scheherazade

    scheherazade Ancient Guru

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    Buy more ram, run a large cache.

    You'll only have to deal with slow load times the first time you load something.

    After that, it'll be the same speed. SSD or HDD.

    -scheherazade
     

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    I would recommend the Samsung Spinmaster. Great HDD and at just shy of £45 for a 1TB you're getting a great bargain!
     
  6. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Was actually thinking of getting another 8gb ram to make 16gb, will get this next week... :D

    Too late, got the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal hard drive - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm
     
  7. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Kane That's a great drive. Enjoy. :)
     
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