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Windows 7: SSD Prices In A Free Fall

23 Jun 2015   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Hmm, looks like I have to peruse the online discount stores daily looking for these imminent drops. I have noticed a bit of change in SSD size per buck, but not much in USB 3.0 sticks. They still seem to be trying to unload USB 2.0 and really slow USB 3.0 sticks on the unsuspecting customer. I have to hit Winkey Plus to keep checking the fine print in the item descriptions.
I have noticed that USB 3 sticks aren't really getting much cheaper.
I did take a bit of a look around at the SSDs yesterday.
there are some temping drives. I think I saw a Crucial 512GB for around $225. If I could get the spinner out of this Laptop it might lighten the load a little. I wonder if people will wait and see on USB if the word is out cheap memory is just over the hill?


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23 Jun 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep Best deals of the day,
I posted the sell from I believe Amazon or Newegg and Brian posted a link to Samsung with the same deal but no tax
I got one of the 500gb Samsung pro 850 evo's for 170.us not sure how I'm going to use it but that was a great deal directly from Samsung.
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23 Jun 2015   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I've had problems with a WD750 spinner that is constantly popping up with a Caution on health status. I installed it the same time I installed a Crucial SSD. And the WD was used only for intermediate backup files. The SSD is my system drive and is hammered daily. It's down to 96% after five years but it will probably outlast me. I have to apply for Medicare by October.

Sadly, the WD has retired before me.
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23 Jun 2015   #14
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
... If I could get the spinner out of this Laptop it might lighten the load a little. ...
I'm not sure if you meant this literally or not but the difference in weight between an ssd and a spinner, installed in a laptop, is barely noticeable. Same as if you meant "load" as a power draw on your battery. Yes an ssd uses less power but the difference would be barely noticeable.
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23 Jun 2015   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
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... If I could get the spinner out of this Laptop it might lighten the load a little. ...
I'm not sure if you meant this literally or not but the difference in weight between an ssd and a spinner, installed in a laptop, is barely noticeable. Same as if you meant "load" as a power draw on your battery. Yes an ssd uses less power but the difference would be barely noticeable.
I guess subconsciously I think of spinners as 3.5" WD boat anchors. Oh well. Only way to lighten up a Toshiba Laptop is get a Laptop that ain't a Toshiba.
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23 Jun 2015   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
...Same as if you meant "load" as a power draw on your battery. Yes an ssd uses less power but the difference would be barely noticeable.
Actually, it is noticeable. I picked up almost an hour of runtime on the batteries of my notebooks when I swapped out the spinners for SSDs.
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23 Jun 2015   #17
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I'm not sure if you meant this literally or not but the difference in weight between an ssd and a spinner, installed in a laptop, is barely noticeable. Same as if you meant "load" as a power draw on your battery. Yes an ssd uses less power but the difference would be barely noticeable.
Yes, the weight difference is close to negligible, but...

The power saving is most certainly noticeable, even in older laptops. The SSD does use less power and idles more than the HDD due to the increased transfer rate. Here's the OCZ link that compares the HDD to SSD.

With the latest Intel CPUs for laptops and SSDs, the Windows laptop's battery life almost cought up with Apple laptops. Almost..
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23 Jun 2015   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hmm, I just bought a large USB 3.0 stick. I think I'll wait awhile for the next one to see how many GB/$ they give with the new technology.
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23 Jun 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

4th of July sells should be fun to see,
Heck I might be up for another 250-256gb if prices drop a bit more
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25 Jun 2015   #20
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I just wish the British market would follow suit, our prices are astronomical in comparison.
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