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View Poll Results: Does Your Primary Linux Desktop Have An HDD or SSD?
HDD 494 69.48%
SSD 217 30.52%
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #61
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Ocz ssd


I did have a SSD by OCZ but it died within 2 or 3 months.
I did NOT buy another. For the forseeable future I will be sticking
with industrial strength HDD.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #62
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I did have a SSD by OCZ but it died within 2 or 3 months.
I did NOT buy another. For the forseeable future I will be sticking
with industrial strength HDD.
I have several current generation OCZ SSD with no issues to date. My old Intel XV25 SSD is still happily working in a Laptop. What generation OCZ? Which distribution & how you configured for SSD? Care to share errors or what actually happened? OCZ has a good warranty, repair/replacement program. What about the reseller replacement?
 
Old 10-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #63
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Hi All,

I switched this year from Hdd to Ssd for my main desktop, running a Gigabyte X58 and a i7 Intel 4 Quad, overclocked to 3.6. I bought two of the Samsung Ssd's one a 840 Pro and and the other a 840. I cloned the second one from the first and switch back and forth once a month to keep all updated.

I also purchased a Hp used business pro laptop refurbished and took out the old Hdd and switched to a Ssd 120gb. I would never go back to mechanical drives again after the speed increase on both machines except for using a 1 tb mechanical drive for storage. Nothing to compare to Ssd for speed, makes using the machines a joy instead of a chore.

I found that Win7 is optimized for Ssd's so all is need is to install the ssd, o/S does all the setup correctly. Xp will run Ssd's but will not setup properly for correct positioning for the system to use the Ssd properly. Hope it helps.

I have been building computers for years and enjoy the building and use. Glad to meet all of you.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #64
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All of the people experiencing issues should make sure it's not their motherboard/BIOS causing the problem, rather than the drive itself. Some older motherboards just don't work well with many SSDs, sometimes there's a BIOS fix for it, sometimes not. Googling for your laptop model number or motherboard make/model with "SSD" usually turns up answers.

One of my coworkers had a similar problem with a Dell and a Mushkin SSD a while back. It worked for a while, he was able to load the OS, but it would hang intermittently before it just outright died and wouldn't recognize the drive again. He RMA'd the drive, and the replacement was the same way. Worked for a month or so before dying and wouldn't recognize anymore. RMA'd it again, same thing. He eventually just took it out of the machine and shoved it in a drawer, swearing off SSDs forever. A year or so later he bought a new Lenovo laptop since the Dell was getting old, and on a whim decided to drop in the same Mushkin SSD that was failing to recognize or boot in the Dell. It's been working flawlessly for the year and a half since. The drive was never the problem.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #65
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What do I have

How do I find out if I have hdd or sdd
 
Old 10-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #66
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How do I find out if I have hdd or sdd
If you don't know, 99% chance you have an HDD.

What OS are you running? The hard drive information in the OS usually gives you a make/model of the drive, which you could google.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #67
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I did not vote because my two workstations use SSDs as boot disks - but they are Windows 8.

All my linux distros run in VMs under one or other of the two workstations.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #68
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Hi,



I have several current generation OCZ SSD with no issues to date. My old Intel XV25 SSD is still happily working in a Laptop. What generation OCZ? Which distribution & how you configured for SSD? Care to share errors or what actually happened? OCZ has a good warranty, repair/replacement program. What about the reseller replacement?
Hi, I don't know where I put the OCZ. Must be here somewhere in my mess. I'll respond again if I find it. I doubt it was a mobo bios problem as it worked for a while. I believe the reseller was off the hook due to the time elapsed before failure. It's been long enough now that even OCZ may be off the hook. Thanks for your suggestions.

As a godless, soulless, Atheist I'm not in the habit of being "blessed" but thanks anyway for what I will take as a kind thought. OOPS!! You said god speed not bless. It's an interesting phrase but I have no idea what it means.
machapungo

Last edited by machapungo; 10-15-2013 at 11:14 AM. Reason: Correct A mistake.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #69
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I am running Linux on an old desktop and a netbook. Consequently I am using a HDD in each. Someday I shall aspire to SSD. Good to know that so many Linux users are on SSDs though!
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #70
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My primary machine has a 2TB HDD + 128GB SSD in SRT Caching mode, so how would you count that?
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #71
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Like many other posters, I have my OS on an SSD and my data on a spinning HD. Actually, I think the poll questions should have been altered to specify either the location of the OS or have more options, like: ssd; hd; both.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #72
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I do not often get the impression I am waiting for disk, so when my 2 year old Windows 7-64 Seagate 750G HD died and HP never sent a CD, I got a WD 2TB 7200 RPM off the Best Buy shelf, put Ubuntu on and I am liking it, give or take printer sharing difficulties. I can waste money on more RAM, and buffer the disk more for less.

My first try put ubuntu on my backups disk, not my HD. I should have unplugged it, but I arrogantly thought I would not get confused (both are 2TB). Luckily, I had a (partial) second backup, and Wine unpacks Mozy file archive executables OK.

I have to change my Mozy as they do not do Linux, but Ubuntu One is more generous for free.

I suspect I will not find LG phone PAM software for Ubuntu. Wine probably does not help here!

I had to update clamTk manually.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #73
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hdd

hdd
 
Old 10-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #74
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Angry Davidicus

As I use dual boot with Windows 8, and share the machine with another family member who uses a lot of disk space, I think SSDs are too expensive and have insufficient storage capacity for our needs at present.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #75
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Both, /home and /var on HDD and other dirs on SSD. Or, actually 2xHDD and 2xSSD as the other two are for Windows.
 
  


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