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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, 07:15 PM   #16
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512 gigs of storage? No one needs that much unless they're downloading a bunch of porn or someth - Ohhhhhhhh. Never mind.

That's another thing, look at the image below, I rarely download any programs, have virtually all the same software I have been using for years.. How big of a SSD should I buy?

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #17
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #18
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119.99 after all discounts plus you get that assassins creed game whatever that is free
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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This one was always rated highest or 2nd on every site I looked so I got it...


Thanks for the help

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #21
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just use a SSD for your main drive and then have disk drive for storage
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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Same thing 178 @ Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147189

Just don't need that much will probably just run the OS on this and put data on the 750gb backup. I don't game so basically what I want is boot up time and shut down time as well as when the computer awakes.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #23
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just use a SSD for your main drive and then have disk drive for storage
Yup, thats what I plan to do
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #24
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Damnit I knew it... Tigerdirect has them for 109 today

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S203-8003
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #25
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High Tech is Sorcery and the people who are really powerful are literally telling people to commit crimes using the psychic interspace created by the WWW and Wireless. They are controlling peoples actions like drones . The two things are deeply intertwined. The more man's brain interfaces with machines the creepier it gets. They use brains separate from a human body in a supercomputer and you have The Image of the Beast. The military has been doing this since the 50s
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #26
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I am looking to buy probably 2 256gb drives, may try to run them on Raid if I can on this Asus G73-SW
The zero in "RAID 0" stands for the number of files you'll be able to recover after one of the drives fails.

Make sure you're backing up regularly if you go this route.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #27
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The zero in "RAID 0" stands for the number of files you'll be able to recover after one of the drives fails.

Make sure you're backing up regularly if you go this route.
Yea, changed my mind already... Just going to run the 128 gb for the OS for now and keep the 750gb 7200rpm spinning platters for most of the data
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #28
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Same thing 178 @ Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147189

Just don't need that much will probably just run the OS on this and put data on the 750gb backup. I don't game so basically what I want is boot up time and shut down time as well as when the computer awakes.
Prices are dropping...I remember when paying a dollar a gig was a good deal for an SSD.

They are worth it though. I HATE rebooting my work PC because it doesn't have a SSD. I'm used to <1:00 boot times at home.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #29
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Prices are dropping...I remember when paying a dollar a gig was a good deal for an SSD.

They are worth it though. I HATE rebooting my work PC because it doesn't have a SSD. I'm used to <1:00 boot times at home.
Yea, screw it, I am just gonna put the SSD's in and cram 16gb of ram in this puppy and keep it for a couple more years I hope.

Who has taken the plunge to windows 8 upgrade for 39.99?
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #30
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Yea, screw it, I am just gonna put the SSD's in and cram 16gb of ram in this puppy and keep it for a couple more years I hope.

Who has taken the plunge to windows 8 upgrade for 39.99?
FWIW I don't think doing RAID would be worth it. The performance jump from a regular drive to SSD is good enough for the majority of users.
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