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Windows 7: installing new WD Blue 1TB SATA PC SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE

29 May 2017   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Yes, SSD's are new up to date technology. But they are still very expensive.
I don't see any gain in storing data on a SSD...
Yes, they are quite pricey.

Advantages to using SSDs for storage include lower power draw, less heat generated, considerably lighter weight, they take up considerably less space and, when moving large files or a large number of files, they are lightning fast.

Of course, everyone will have to judge for themselves whether the advantages outweigh the increased cost. For me, the reduced weight and reduced space required were the main advantages—those alone were enough to justify pulling the trigger on going all SSD—although reduced power draw will be a factor in the hopefully not too distant future. Lugging six backup HDDs in a Pelican case to and from my safe deposit box at my credit union was becoming a back breaking chore (at my age and health, literally!). Now that I'm using SSDs, I'm able to use a smaller Pelican case which, along with the SSDs, is one heck of a lot lighter.

Faster speed is a huge bonus for me, especially when backing up large files, such as Macrium Reflect image files. It used to take me so long to run full backups of all three of my data HDDs, I didn't bother to backup my recorded TV video files (most are temporary anyway; once I watch them, I dump them). Now that all my drives—internal and backup—what used to take hours can now be done in minutes. Instead needing all day or more to update backup drives retrieved from my safe deposit box every month, I can now do so in an hour or so.


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29 May 2017   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have very little to backup or clone compared to L.F. and others.
I use SSD's. I can do a clone or a back up in about 6 to 8 minutes. SSD to SSD.
By the time I get done testing them and renaming things it's a total of about 15 minutes per computer.
To me SSD's are well worth their money.

Jack
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29 May 2017   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Now that the 980's or m.2's are getting out there the 2.5 ssd's seem like they are coming down a little in price
But I still can't constitute them for storage devices I can barely afford a 500gb ssd at 250.us more less a 3-400.us one so it must be nice
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29 May 2017   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Now that the 980's or m.2's are getting out there the 2.5 ssd's seem like they are coming down a little in price
But I still can't constitute them for storage devices I can barely afford a 500gb ssd at 250.us more less a 3-400.us one so it must be nice
Don't feel too bad. I had to give up on buying a new truck to be able to afford mine (I'll be driving my '08 F150 for another nine years).
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29 May 2017   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Heck, I give up a lot of things just to build a new computer ever 3 or 4 years.
I have 2 intel M.2 just waiting for when I do install W-10.

Other than doctors I leave the house ever 6 to 8 weeks to gather food and get a hair cut.
Over time I save money to build another computer.

I'm not complaining. I like being left alone; always have.

Jack
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