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Old 04-01-2021, 08:08 PM   #1
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SSD - the best thing to speed up your computer


I think a SSD is by far the best thing to speed up ones computer.
I installed one in both my desktop and laptop.
Can't believe what a bottle neck they eliminate.
 
Old 04-01-2021, 08:14 PM   #2
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That maybe, but they are much quieter. I recall once many moons ago I came home after midnight, turned my computer on and the noise of RLL drive woke up my girlfriend who was sleeping in another room, the door was closed. With SSD you can use your computer without waking up people!
 
Old 04-01-2021, 08:46 PM   #3
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I also have been impressed with the speed of the SSD drive in my new laptop, especially at boot. In the way I use my computer, that's the primary time when I notice the difference.

I also gather, from the growth in popularity of SSDs, that many of the concerns about a the number writes during the life of the drive become less significant than expected when the drives were first introduced.
 
Old 04-01-2021, 10:45 PM   #4
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i have had samsung 250gb ssd drive for a half a decade, it is working as planned, my new box is going to have :
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Kingston 960GB A400 SSD-Drive, 2,5", SATA III, 500/450MB/s, SA400S37/960G
i were impressed how much it (samsung) speed up booting.
 
Old 04-01-2021, 11:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Michael Piziak View Post
I think a SSD is by far the best thing to speed up ones computer.
I installed one in both my desktop and laptop.
Can't believe what a bottle neck they eliminate.
Agreed and affirmed.

I've slowly and surely eliminated every HDD in my life. Every computer I have to work with, use or maintain has an SSD now. Even those of my parents' and parents in-law. The most noticeable difference is on older computers. My father in-law's computer is an AMD from 2010. It runs like a new machine. Huge difference.

I, for one, ain't going back.
 
Old 04-02-2021, 01:18 AM   #6
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Not only was I shocked at how fast my Samsung 970 EVO M.2 drive was in two fairly modern boxen (even on a PCIe x 4 sled on the older of the two) but just for grins and occasional usage I bought an older SATA Samsung SSD to put in my ancient IBM (yup... not Lenovo.. it's THAT old) T61P which IIRC has old and slow SATA v1. The difference was appalling, impressive and actually useful and this is compared to a top-notch Seagate 7200rpm drive! I hjad no idea such a great mechanical drive was not capping bandwidth on SATA 1.

I don't use laptops often so I don't hibernate them thus boot time is a major factor... or was. Even crippled old SATA notwithstanding, that ancient laptop has been reborn, utterly useful.

One word of caution: If you have a PC that is roughly 6 years old or older do check for BIOS/UEFI firmware support for NVME or you may have a hard time booting from NVME. If your UEFI doesn't have support for NVME, even with an update, and you want more than just fast storage, you actually prefer to boot from one, go SATA or SATA for bootloader (/boot and /boot/efi) and NVME for root (/).

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Old 04-02-2021, 01:28 AM   #7
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I still remember when I bought my first SSD drive (which still works perfectly) and was blown away by the speed boost.

Then recently I built another desktop machine and bought an NVME SSD card for it (since unlike the previous desktop machine I built, it has M2 ports that support NVME cards), and was blown away once again by the speed...

So absolutely agree with you - if you have a board that supports M2 NVME cards, you won't be disappointed, well worth the money...
 
Old 04-02-2021, 03:55 AM   #8
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I have 1x 60GB & 2x 64GB SSD drives, still working happily on SATA connections in 2x old laptops, 2008 & 2014, & one in my sisters 2014 tiny Lenovo desktop machine.

But my 'dead battery' laptops, (used running from mains power), run on normal HDDs still - I don't think they would be worth converting, as I don't use them much these days.

My main micro desktop uses an M2 SSD, which I find boots up fairly quick, compared to my older machines.

If I do buy any more disks, they will be SSD.
 
Old 04-02-2021, 12:26 PM   #9
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Just for the comparison info, my above mentioned Samsung SATA SSD cost me only 40 bux brand new, full warranty, and 250GB. Right up there with the best 40 I ever spent.
 
  


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