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Old 12-25-2012, 12:40 PM  
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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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


159 each + Tax + Free Shipping
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S153-0128
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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also check microcenter

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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dude newegg

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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

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Love SSDs.. best thing I ever bought for my computer
That's what I am hoping for
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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I've used Norton Ghost before that worked great for cloning a drive.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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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
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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #12
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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

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

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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