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Windows 7: Buying a Seagate SSHD for my laptop?


31 Jul 2013   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Samsung 840 Pro SSDs are pretty reliable, based on reviews. However, they aren't cheap; a little over twice the price of the Seagate SSHD you're considering. Also, only 89GB would be usable since SSDs need 20-25% overhead to maximize life (a 128GB SSD formats to 119GB so 75% of that is a bit over 89GB). If you could keep your day and OS partitions below that total, most of what you do with the computer is internet surfing, including social media, and you don't mind the expense, the Samsung Pro 125GB SSD would work just fine.

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31 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
Ssd's are not that reliable
I think you need to do some research.

Good SSD's ARE reliable. Good SSD's are more reliable than hard drives. The Samsung 830 SSD has endured almost 7 petabytes of constant read/writes before it finally refused to power on, and then it was only because the guy testing it had to power it down because he was in the process of moving. He said he had no clue how long it would have lasted had he not had to power it down.

I don't bother with over provisioning...that's why I bought a Samsung. Most people don't bother with it anymore, since the last couple of generations of SSD's anyway.
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31 Jul 2013   #13

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
Ssd's are not that reliable
Bull! What do you base that on? Granted, the early ones, especially the ones with the Sandforce controllers were unreliable but the newer ones, especially those that do not use the Sandforce controllers, such as the Samsungs, are just as reliable.
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31 Jul 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

These days, the SSD's have a longer MTBF(mean time between failures) than hard drives.
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31 Jul 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The Samsung 840 Pro SSDs are pretty reliable, based on reviews. However, they aren't cheap; a little over twice the price of the Seagate SSHD you're considering. Also, only 89GB would be usable since SSDs need 20-25% overhead to maximize life (a 128GB SSD formats to 119GB so 75% of that is a bit over 89GB). If you could keep your day and OS partitions below that total, most of what you do with the computer is internet surfing, including social media, and you don't mind the expense, the Samsung Pro 125GB SSD would work just fine.
I am quite doubtful right now.
I don't know if the SSD will be worth for a computer like this - which doesn't have an outstanding performance. The reduced free space is a huge drawback IMO, and so is the extra price tag.
The 500GB are also far too much for my needs. So, it's a decision between:
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB
Samsung 840 120GB
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31 Jul 2013   #16

Windows 8 pro x64
 
 

Poor models have been none to fail you think about it the OP I doubt is going to spend mega bucks on a ssd there for if you know price pays for quality I have an ssd kingston failed withing 6 months my standerd hdd is still alive
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31 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 8 pro x64
 
 

Ssds are mainly I think for main comps applications that you need to be fast

That's alls there is to it but again good hdd not in all cases are slightly faster
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31 Jul 2013   #18

Windows 8 pro x64
 
 

I'm not basing anything on nothing bar from benchmarks on ssd an hdd and life span I have found is not long I have owned 4 ssd's
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31 Jul 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
Poor models have been none to fail you think about it the OP I doubt is going to spend mega bucks on a ssd there for if you know price pays for quality I have an ssd kingston failed withing 6 months my standerd hdd is still alive
Don't get me wrong, but from what I've read SSDs are quite good right now. The only let down for me is the hefty price tag; I don't know if it's worth it with an also good SSHD.
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31 Jul 2013   #20

Windows 8 pro x64
 
 

As I said price pays for quality I'm not saying there bad or good I'm saying your needs I don't think require an ssd
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