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3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 11:40 AM

Solid State Hardrives
 
Anybody have a good source for them? I am looking to buy probably 2 256gb drives, may try to run them on Raid if I can on this Asus G73-SW

Most every year I buy a new laptop but this one has been so good I think I am just going to dump 16gb of ram in it and a couple of SSD's instead.

ndws 12-25-2012 11:43 AM

last SSID I bought was through newegg, but that was a while ago. Maybe tigerdirect is rolling some Xmas deals? 256gb SSID's probably won't get the price cut too deep though

back when I was responsible for ordering more equipment, I like to use pricewatch.com to shoot for the occasional deal.

3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ndws (Post 9240382)
last SSID I bought was through newegg, but that was a while ago. Maybe tigerdirect is rolling some Xmas deals? 256gb SSID's probably won't get the price cut too deep though

back when I was responsible for ordering more equipment, I like to use pricewatch.com to shoot for the occasional deal.

Tiger Direct has these


SanDisk SDSSDP-256G-G25 256GB Solid State Drive - 2.5", SATA III, Up To 490 MB/s Read Speed, Up To 350 MB/s Write Speed
http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/...mn_5552078.jpg

159 each + Tax + Free Shipping
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S153-0128

TribalElder 12-25-2012 11:50 AM

also check microcenter

http://www.microcenter.com

Dave Lane 12-25-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by TribalElder (Post 9240394)
also check microcenter

http://www.microcenter.com

Microcenter rocks but he lives in hillbilly country of NC so not sure UPS goes there or a Microcenter.

loochy 12-25-2012 12:33 PM

dude newegg

always newegg

tons of reviews for everything + awesome prices and sales

BWillie 12-25-2012 01:08 PM

Love SSDs.. best thing I ever bought for my computer

3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loochy (Post 9240453)
dude newegg

always newegg

tons of reviews for everything + awesome prices and sales

I have bought plenty from them over the years but they just don't have the best prices on ssd's

Quote:

Originally Posted by BWillie (Post 9240487)
Love SSDs.. best thing I ever bought for my computer

That's what I am hoping for WooWoo

3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 01:37 PM

While I am thinking about, what is the best software to use to clone my C drive now so I can use the SSD to boot to?

I will just use the 750gb 7200 rpm spinning as the backup.

TrebMaxx 12-25-2012 02:03 PM

I've used Norton Ghost before that worked great for cloning a drive.

loochy 12-25-2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9240520)
I have bought plenty from them over the years but they just don't have the best prices on ssd's



That's what I am hoping for WooWoo

at least use them for the reviews, then shop around for the best price

And yea, SSDs are amazing. You know how when you get a new computer and you expect it to be all super fast and it's really not like you expected? Well the SSD makes it like you expected.

3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loochy (Post 9240542)
at least use them for the reviews, then shop around for the best price

And yea, SSDs are amazing. You know how when you get a new computer and you expect it to be all super fast and it's really not like you expected? Well the SSD makes it like you expected.

I can't wait , the reason I delayed is because I thought I would have to take the laptop apart to get to the second bay but that's not the case, the computer has a double HD bay :clap:

I bought this laptop 03/2011 and it still ranks in the top 2% on PcPitstop

http://thumbnails108.imagebam.com/22...c228003017.jpg

DaveNull 12-25-2012 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9240521)
While I am thinking about, what is the best software to use to clone my C drive now so I can use the SSD to boot to?

I will just use the 750gb 7200 rpm spinning as the backup.

Hardware based drive imager, Beyond Compare, Microsoft Rich Copy, Microsoft Robocopy in that order.

Make a couple copies so you've got another backup laying around and take one offsite.

3rd&48ers 12-25-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveNull (Post 9240876)
Hardware based drive imager, Beyond Compare, Microsoft Rich Copy, Microsoft Robocopy in that order.

Make a couple copies so you've got another backup laying around and take one offsite.

Thanks.........

Rain Man 12-25-2012 06:10 PM

512 gigs of storage? No one needs that much unless they're downloading a bunch of porn or someth - Ohhhhhhhh. Never mind.


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