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SSD Drives

Postby kirsch92 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:24 am

Does anyone have much knowledge about SSD drives?
32GB can be had for less than 150 dollars on newegg now.
I was thinking if you used an SSD for your os, placed swap and /home on a normal drive, perhaps you could get a higher speed system?
I know the cheaper MLC based SSD's have a good read speed, though write speeds are lower.

Wouldn't a SSD give you much faster boot times?
Not to mention, you would have much fewer writes to the drive if the OS only was on it.
I can't find much online in reviews. they talk about read, write,power consumption and I/O performance, but I don't really know how this translates into real world use on a desktop.

Opinions, Knowldge anybody?
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Re: SSD Drives

Postby simta on Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:55 pm

i dont think ssd drives that are out now will give significantly different r/w speeds although the technology is there for the future.
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