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Windows 7: Some stupid quistions (sorry again)

06 May 2011   #1

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Some stupid quistions (sorry again)

1.Someone probably already asked this but I just wan't to know if a ssd is worth the expensive cost. If i was to get one,i would look for the 6gig a second type ones,but they are really expensive, so is it worth it paying so much for a 128g or maybe 256? What good does a ssd do over a normal hd? Speed wise and gaming and so on, even if i get one i would only put my os on it.

2. Is there any way you can play 3d games on a normal led/lcd screen. If you have the gfx card and games that can give you 3d,is there a way?

3. I have asked this before and got a good answer, but i saw a few pics on google of people's pc rigs that have 3-6 monitors that are not the same make or model. Last time smarteyeball explained you can't unless you wan't your card to run with full 3D clocks. And explained nicely what that means. But like I said i saw a lot of pics where there are different screens being used as one...Is it fake,has anyone on this forum done something like that so that i can know if it will work? The second screen i am looking for is also 23'',backlit LED,2ms responce,looks the same BUT it only has 1000:1 contrast ratio(don't understand why it is so low).


Thanx 4 any help, i know the question are stupid, but after i get the answer i won't ask stupid ones ever again...or at least try not to.


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06 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
1.Someone probably already asked this but I just wan't to know if a ssd is worth the expensive cost. If i was to get one,i would look for the 6gig a second type ones,but they are really expensive, so is it worth it paying so much for a 128g or maybe 256? What good does a ssd do over a normal hd? Speed wise and gaming and so on, even if i get one i would only put my os on it.

2. Is there any way you can play 3d games on a normal led/lcd screen. If you have the gfx card and games that can give you 3d,is there a way?

3. I have asked this before and got a good answer, but i saw a few pics on google of people's pc rigs that have 3-6 monitors that are not the same make or model. Last time smarteyeball explained you can't unless you wan't your card to run with full 3D clocks. And explained nicely what that means. But like I said i saw a lot of pics where there are different screens being used as one...Is it fake,has anyone on this forum done something like that so that i can know if it will work? The second screen i am looking for is also 23'',backlit LED,2ms responce,looks the same BUT it only has 1000:1 contrast ratio(don't understand why it is so low).


Thanx 4 any help, i know the question are stupid, but after i get the answer i won't ask stupid ones ever again...or at least try not to.
Hi Alsisgevat.

First of all: there's no stupid questions! Feel free to ask anything, right?!

#1 - Yes, SSDs are still expensive. And yes, they're worth the investment. As they have no mechanical parts, are more reliable, quieter and less subject to problems common to conventional hard disk. But if the investment still seems high, you can invest in a hybrid HDD - Seagate and Newegg info.

#2 - No, there's no way. You can play but will not have 3D effects.

#3 - You can even use different monitors. But as the monitors have different specifications you will probably have some problems in the final image quality.

Hope that helps!
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06 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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06 May 2011   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Wallonn7,

Quote:
#1 - Yes, SSDs are still expensive. And yes, they're worth the investment. As they have no mechanical parts, are more reliable, quieter and less subject to problems common to conventional hard disk. But if the investment still seems high, you can invest in a hybrid HDD - Seagate and Newegg info.
I have noticed that you have suggested these drives as a possibility more than once. What do you base that proposition on...personal experience or just from reading about them? I have Googled on the subject, and have not found anything that would lead me to believe that these drives are currently a good bet for the average user, however most of what I have found is somewhat dated. This fact in itself tends to give the the impression that these drives are not making much of a dent in the market, for if they were, there would be much more printed about them than there is.

I only scanned the articles that I found, so may have missed the point, but it seems to me that while these drives may fit the needs for some, the very same aspects that make them attractive to some, would repel others. I am not considering them as an alternative to a SSD, but to a standard hard drive, and it seems that hybrids do not overcome the shortcomings of regular hard drives, and add additional problems without any significant advantages.

If I'm incorrect, please enlighten me.
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06 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Wallonn7,

Quote:
#1 - Yes, SSDs are still expensive. And yes, they're worth the investment. As they have no mechanical parts, are more reliable, quieter and less subject to problems common to conventional hard disk. But if the investment still seems high, you can invest in a hybrid HDD - Seagate and Newegg info.
I have noticed that you have suggested these drives as a possibility more than once. What do you base that proposition on...personal experience or just from reading about them? I have Googled on the subject, and have not found anything that would lead me to believe that these drives are currently a good bet for the average user, however most of what I have found is somewhat dated. This fact in itself tends to give the the impression that these drives are not making much of a dent in the market, for if they were, there would be much more printed about them than there is.

I only scanned the articles that I found, so may have missed the point, but it seems to me that while these drives may fit the needs for some, the very same aspects that make them attractive to some, would repel others. I am not considering them as an alternative to a SSD, but to a standard hard drive, and it seems that hybrids do not overcome the shortcomings of regular hard drives, and add additional problems without any significant advantages.

If I'm incorrect, please enlighten me.
Hi seekermeister... here we go again.
Yes, I have "suggested" that some members buy this hybrid hard drive. But everyone must follow their own choices, just as you did at the time I suggested the purchase of it. Reiterating, I just did and make "suggestions". I do not like followers and that is why I respect you. You're not one of them. In regards to it being repellent to
some and attractive to others, well, you and I are proof of that, respectively, are not we? It's part of the game of life! And not just to extend the debate, since both always defend our points of view, I think your post was positive in spite of our disagreements. Finally, yes I had personal experience with this hdd. Unfortunately I sold the computer that contained it and could not buy another one in time for the construction of my present computer, since I would have to import it. Here are some reviews that suggested me to buy it at the time:

Overclockers Club

Benchmark Reviews

Legit Reviews

Strong Hug!
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06 May 2011   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

My debating days are long over, I only participate in discussions. Therefore I'm more interested in your personal perspective, than I am in reading more articles that would leave me asking the same questions. I do understand that the viewpoint formed by your experience is not necessarily going to be the same as someone else's, but I'm not asking someone else...just you. It seems that for every advantage that these drives offer, there is a flip side to counter it and that the only situation where that this may weigh out to a plus, is for use in a laptop, due to the lower load on the battery. Even then, this would be offset by the cost of a higher probability of hard drive failure, due to the forces imparted by frequently spinning up from platter from a dead stop, to a normal speed, since the mechanical portion of the drive is simply acting as a large page file for the flash portion. I also understand that there is a risk of data loss in a power failure, since unlike with SSDs, the flash portion of the drive is volatile.

Yes, it is up to each person to make their own decisions, but to be able to do that, they need to fully understand the full nature of this critter to be able to decide whether to take it home with them. This is why I was asking you what redeeming quality that you found in them, that made it worth the hassle? Maybe I am being a bit unfair in asking anyone to pinpoint their thoughts in this fashion, but I prefer to learn from someone else's experience, rather than my own when possible.
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06 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
My debating days are long over, I only participate in discussions. Therefore I'm more interested in your personal perspective, than I am in reading more articles that would leave me asking the same questions. I do understand that the viewpoint formed by your experience is not necessarily going to be the same as someone else's, but I'm not asking someone else...just you. It seems that for every advantage that these drives offer, there is a flip side to counter it and that the only situation where that this may weigh out to a plus, is for use in a laptop, due to the lower load on the battery. Even then, this would be offset by the cost of a higher probability of hard drive failure, due to the forces imparted by frequently spinning up from platter from a dead stop, to a normal speed, since the mechanical portion of the drive is simply acting as a large page file for the flash portion. I also understand that there is a risk of data loss in a power failure, since unlike with SSDs, the flash portion of the drive is volatile.

Yes, it is up to each person to make their own decisions, but to be able to do that, they need to fully understand the full nature of this critter to be able to decide whether to take it home with them. This is why I was asking you what redeeming quality that you found in them, that made it worth the hassle? Maybe I am being a bit unfair in asking anyone to pinpoint their thoughts in this fashion, but I prefer to learn from someone else's experience, rather than my own when possible.
You know, I'm the kind of person is usually called a perfectionist. I like knowing how things work and do not limit myself only what I read. So I bought this hybrid hdd. After reading all the articles I quoted, I wanted to see if I agreed with its contents. After all, we live in a world where some money can change the course of ideals. Since the configuration of my system was different from those presented in the articles, I had to avail myself of mathematics to see if my test scores were equivalent to those achieved by them. And they were equivalent. So, I could live it in practice. I am not a professional in the category "hardware test" and do not intend to be. I've had and I have different HDDs' brands. And as I work with computer maintenance, I could see that the rate of problems related to Seagate HDDs was lower than the rates of Samsung and WD - math again. So I opted for the Seagate HDDs. As I said earlier, as a perfectionist, Seagate was the one that better fit my expectations. It is worth mentioning that the rate of return on computers manufactured by me fell to 0% when related to HDDs issues after I migrated to Seagate.
I agree when you say that people have to know all the complexity of the criteria adopted for the conception of an idea or an article. But I call your attention to the fact that each one of us is an individuality, a unique and with unique views of the things we experience. And I go further. Imagine, for example, two people living the same everyday realities in a single metropolis. One of them suffer from respiratory disease. The other do not. If we take into account the pollution of big cities, the first person is much more prone to die from respiratory diseases than the latter. But that does not mean conclusively that the first of them will die before of respiratory disease. As you can see, I could argue forever, but only based on my personal reality which, of course, is different from yours and from any other person of nearly seven billion on this planet. I know we learned when we understand the reality of other people. Much of that came at me. But those we have acquired on our own reality are the ones that really matter.
Strong hug!
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06 May 2011   #8

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hi Alsisgevat! Love your new sig, btw

I just wanted to pop in and say there is an awesome brand of 3D monitor out there called iZ3D. They stopped making monitors due to lack of interest (!!!!) but they are AWESOME. I owned a 22" one when I played WoW for a while... let me say, it was amAZING. It has two screens overlaid on top of each other so it looks like one, but that's what makes it 3D. And it does require special glasses... you can't really get away from that. But for how amazing it was and how adjustable and customizable the viewing features were, you can't really go wrong.

I had to get rid of mine in favor of a 24" Dell to better facilitate dual monitors for VM testing not nearly as fun!

You can probably find one on eBay, no problem.

Best,

Heather
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06 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

May I join the conversation? I too have been looking into this new hybrid hard drive. Their is a lot of new post on many sites along with reviews. Over the years I have gained trust in a few of these sites. Some reviews at time seem to me that they are bought and paid for on other sites. It is kind of like Brand names one gains trust in. Like many I belong to different forums for different reasons. I focus on reliability as my number one object. The reliability of brands I have used and the forums and their members. That is why I belong to this forum. Having the fastest computer today that doesn't work tomorrow doesn't impress me. Things about the new Hybrid I have question about are; can you defrag it or should you because it is solid state and disc all built into one? Will it play well with a ssd? If the hybrid is in raid with a plain hdd will it slow down to the plain hdd their for you wouldn't be able to use what you have paid for. I have ordered a intel ssd 120gb because intel is a brand I trust for reliability. When I do order another hard drive (non ssd) it will be a Seagate because I trust them. In today's computers the hdd is the slowest of all the read/wrigh components so a ssd is a wise buy if one is trying to speed things up. If one is doing spread sheets, Excel, checking your email and things like that it would be a wast of money IMHO. To answer the OP question; my understanding is when gaming you will see a lot more speed in your games. Check out your favorite Gaming sits and forums. You will notice on these sites it's all about speed and gaming. Notice I have not suggested which sites to go to, that is your choice. I have made mine that is why I am a member here. I have just ordered #2000.00 in parts for a new computer. I researched for over a month (many many hours) and I decided in a ssd from intel. Keep doing your research and don't get in a hurry.
Please let us know what you decide.
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06 May 2011   #10

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hjonesMCT View Post
Hi Alsisgevat! Love your new sig, btw

I just wanted to pop in and say there is an awesome brand of 3D monitor out there called iZ3D. They stopped making monitors due to lack of interest (!!!!) but they are AWESOME. I owned a 22" one when I played WoW for a while... let me say, it was amAZING. It has two screens overlaid on top of each other so it looks like one, but that's what makes it 3D. And it does require special glasses... you can't really get away from that. But for how amazing it was and how adjustable and customizable the viewing features were, you can't really go wrong.

I had to get rid of mine in favor of a 24" Dell to better facilitate dual monitors for VM testing not nearly as fun!

You can probably find one on eBay, no problem.

Best,

Heather

Haha Thanx Heather,I am pretty proud of this sig.But i will gladly overpay for a 3d screen,aslong as it looks the same as my samsung( the see trough type corners thing) i think it is a necessity to have more than one screen(personally) and with that in mind i was hoping for the second to be a 3D one...

My problem is paying that much for a ssd...if i don't really need one...
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