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Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

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Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby TylerM4 » Mar 22nd, 2017, 8:33 am

An article that explains what a Solid State Disk (SSD) is.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp

After setting up a decently equipped brand new Lenovo PC (i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, etc.) with only a standard disk. I'm now recommending that people consider a SSD as "Mandatory" when purchasing a PC. Even if it's just an inexpensive $75 128GB primary disk for OS and APPS only.

The SSD makes a huge difference with regard to performance of the PC. Even if you're looking for a budget PC, it's worth the extra few $$. That brand new PC was actually slower than my 5yo PC with a SSD. And my PC wasn't anything fancy when I bought it.

An SSD will also add at least a year or 2 to the lifespan of your computer. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, doesn't need to be all that large (get a 2nd disk for storing your data). You don't need intel's fancy new optane memory, or an opal drive, or an M.2 SSD (all examples of high-performance variants of SSDs) just a standard SSD is all it takes to see a huge jump in performance. You will not regret it!

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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Jlabute » Mar 23rd, 2017, 3:15 pm

Completely agree.
250GB is around the $100 mark. Marginally more than a platter based drive. Don't know why computer makers still charge a premium to include a SSD. Cheaper to put one in yourself perhaps. I've never filled more than 200G so it is all I need.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Bsuds » Mar 23rd, 2017, 4:27 pm

I added them to my main desktop and my media computer. The difference is amazing.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Symbonite » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:08 am

Always backup. HDD sometimes you are lucky enough to pull your data off a failing drive. SDD is dead with no chance. backup backup backup. Iv seen a few fail already.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Glacier » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am

The kids dropped my new laptop. Dead hard drive. SSD all the way now.

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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:39 am

Symbonite wrote:Always backup. HDD sometimes you are lucky enough to pull your data off a failing drive. SDD is dead with no chance. backup backup backup. Iv seen a few fail already.


Okay, please help me out here.

HDD - hard disk drive with the mechanical disk and all that delicate shiznit
SSD - solid state drive no moving parts, many claim it's more stable, yadada, bla, bla, bla
SDD - <---whassat?

How many backup levels are reasonable? Primary, secondary, tertiary, & one more offshore for redundancy?
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Bsuds » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:44 am

kgcayenne wrote:SDD - <---whassat?


Typo
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Bsuds » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:48 am

kgcayenne wrote:How many backup levels are reasonable? Primary, secondary, tertiary, & one more offshore for redundancy?


It depends on how important your info is to you.
My pictures are the most important to me and I have several backups.
They are on 3-4 different computers and several external HDs.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Old Techie » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:48 am

I think SDD was a typo.

Each person has their own comfort level but I'd say minimum one backup at home, one off site, and the possibly most important, one to a device that is not connected to your network, as in a large removable flash drive which you back up to once a day, or whatever frequency your situation requires.

The reason the removable one is so important is because of the ransomware out there. Some of that stuff is so nasty that even experienced techs can't do anything with it, and if it's one of the nastier ones it can affect anything connected to your network.

When you have your precious data on a removable device, the computer can be reformatted and your data put back on it, as opposed to paying the crooks, in the hopes that they do give you the encryption key to get your data back.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:01 am

kgcayenne wrote:SDD - <---whassat?


Bsuds wrote:Typo


Oh good, I was thinking "Crap, what'd I miss NOW?"
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Glacier » Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:18 am

kgcayenne wrote:
Oh good, I was thinking "Crap, what'd I miss NOW?"

That'll teach you for using the Urban Dictionary.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:24 am

Oh come on... I live with an urban dictionary. Once she moves out though, then we'll be in the dark.
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Bsuds » Apr 3rd, 2017, 2:19 pm

kgcayenne wrote:Oh come on... I live with an urban dictionary. Once she moves out though, then we'll be in the dark.


Then you will need an LED. :D
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Jlabute » Apr 3rd, 2017, 10:12 pm

SDD is similar to an HDD, but just a little harder :-)
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Re: Do NOT buy a computer without a Solid State Disk

Postby Symbonite » Apr 4th, 2017, 7:54 pm

SDD Super Disk Drive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperDisk

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Yes you did miss it....last one was made in 2003

Yes I have one kicking around here. still works...No didnt mean SDD..

SSD is what i was getting at.

How many backups...i have a backup and 2 backsup of that one...in different locations
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