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Old 11-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #196
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #197
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Installed an SSD after primary HDD started to fail. Boot ups and OS installs are now wicked fast. 2nd HDD containing data still running fine.
 
Old 11-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #198
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Smile Does my computer have an HDD or an SDD

Hdd
 
Old 11-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #199
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All my systems use SSD's but I have NAS with 24 TB and my dearly departed MP had 21 TB worth of spinners. I'm going to start building it's replacement here in a week or two and I'll put the drives from the MP in there.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #200
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I use a 32gb MLC SSD for the OS and a HDD for my home partition. I would love to use a SSD drive exclusively, but I've seen many reviews on how these SSD drives start to fail after a few months.

Not sure if these people who cliam their SSD failed after a few months is the cause of misconfiguration or they bought cheap SSD drives.

I know the SLC SSD types are the fastest and most expensive and lesser capacity than MLC and TLC.

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #201
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I use a 32gb MLC SSD for the OS and a HDD for my home partition. I would love to use a SSD drive exclusively, but I've seen many reviews on how these SSD drives start to fail after a few months.
I'm hoping to move to SSDs -- I can't really afford it but I just hear too many tales of these spinning hard drives failing after a few months .
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ns-4175468077/
 
Old 11-12-2013, 05:27 AM   #202
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I use a 32gb MLC SSD for the OS and a HDD for my home partition. I would love to use a SSD drive exclusively, but I've seen many reviews on how these SSD drives start to fail after a few months.
Care to share some links to those reviews?

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Not sure if these people who cliam their SSD failed after a few months is the cause of misconfiguration or they bought cheap SSD drives.
Maybe clearance sales for old style SSD & controllers. Plus users not configuring the system for the style of SSD.

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I know the SLC SSD types are the fastest and most expensive and lesser capacity than MLC and TLC.
I expect the prices to start falling again as production & usage increase for new style SSD.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #203
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Care to share some links to those reviews?
I saw these reviews from newegg's website when I was researching SSD drives. Usually, the SSD drives with a rating of 3 stars or less got the reviews of failing after a few months like seven months or so. Also, there were positive reviews as well.

For the negative reviews, It's hard to tell if these drives failed from normal usage or they were misused by the buyers ( i.e wrong type for the system or other ).

I, on the other hand know my system well and know my sata controller port speeds. I also updated the firmware of my SSD which they recommend prior to using the SSD drive. And since I use linux I use tmpfs for certain directories and other optimization tweaks found on the the Internet.

SSD drives are good if people know what they're doing IMHO.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #204
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SSHD, a hybrid SSD/HDD combo drive. But I see it as a hard drive mostly because the 8G SSD is nothing but a cache drive for storing the most frequently used apps for faster access.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #205
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HDD's in every system. Some (the U160 SCSI drives) are over 10 years old and running without a hitch.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #206
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HDD vs. SSD

I started a move to SSD when I bought an Asus eee with an ssd - I thought I would like a sturdy small netbook I could bang around. Aside from the lame and crippled Linux it was running (a dumbed down version of Xandros) that I quickly changed to a work-enabled Linux (at this time, Lubuntu, with a lot more packages installed, and it works great - I just wish Asus had seen the light instead of the dumbfolds, when it brought out this machine), the problem was that all too soon the SSD went bonkers. I exchanged it for a newer one that, at first, wasn't even recognized by the BIOS, but that was fixed by a BIOS upgrade. Now, it's a real dandy, and it feels almost as convenient as a tablet for fluffy activities, and way more effective for real work, and it helps me from wasting money on a soon-to-be-obsolete too-pricey gadget. I still feel a bit antsy about SSD, so I am not moving any of my other computers to that - looking at your disk failing is not my definition of fun. Of course, it looks great from a distance, but I was burned once...
 
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Just in reply to the previous post. The EEE PC 1000 I'm typing this on must be over 5 years old and has had multiple OS installs, uses a swap file and has both been left running for 24 to 48 hour periods and I've had no problems yet. Of course, after 5 years I am half-expecting something to die, so I'm even more careful that I have a backup of everything on it. I'd say that's about on par with a spinny disk and, remember, these early SSDs are a lot less reliable than the new breed you'd buy now.
I know the above is anecdotal evidence but I thought I'd share it as I think often you only hear about when things go wrong and it can paint a picture that SSDs fail more often than spinny drives when I'm not sure that is the case. See also the link in my previous post to stories of spinny drives dying in the first few weeks or months.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #208
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My laptops had resp. have HDDs.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #209
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Smile HDD or SSD

I am still using HDDs in both my old PC and the new one I purchased earlier this year. Each PC has three sata hard drives (500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 2TB, 1TB, 2TB. SSD are still way too expensive for my pocket. I also have a 1TB usb external drive.

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Old 11-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #210
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If you have a reasonable amount of memory a HDD should be as fast as SDD, except on boot. Most information is generally repeatedly used, so it should be in the cache.

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