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Old 07-18-2017, 12:56 PM   #16
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Although, Dollar is not used here but if I want to convert the price of SSD in Dollars then:
Price of of 1TB SSD = $580
Price of my laptop = $600

So, in this price I can purchase a new laptop
... about the same prices here .. :-( ....
 
Old 07-18-2017, 12:59 PM   #17
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Wow.... Good video, thanks.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:11 PM   #18
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Hdd = Dinosaurs

 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:13 PM   #19
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Summary of the thread:
Its a game of money. More money... more speed.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 01:14 PM   #20
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U got it dude !!!
 
Old 07-18-2017, 04:53 PM   #21
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Although, Dollar is not used here but if I want to convert the price of SSD in Dollars then:
Price of of 1TB SSD = $580
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... about the same prices here .. :-( ....
I am confused Rickkkk. You claim to be from Montreal however you can get a 1TB SSD for $349 CAD on newegg.ca ($277 US) or a 960GB SSD for only $329 CAD ($261 US) at stores in the Montreal area. The same 1TB SSD sells for $260 US on newegg.com so 6.5% higher in Canada after accounting for the exchange rate.

Since $277 US is less than half of $580 US where are you actually from Rickkkk ?

The price of SSDs is only an issue for laptops where you may have space for only one drive. For a desktop you can have a small 120 - 250 GB SSD for OS, applications and commonly used files as well as one or more large HDDs for media files.
 
Old 07-18-2017, 08:03 PM   #22
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I am confused Rickkkk. You claim to be from Montreal however you can get a 1TB SSD for $349 CAD on newegg.ca ($277 US) or a 960GB SSD for only $329 CAD ($261 US) at stores in the Montreal area. The same 1TB SSD sells for $260 US on newegg.com so 6.5% higher in Canada after accounting for the exchange rate.

Since $277 US is less than half of $580 US where are you actually from Rickkkk ?

The price of SSDs is only an issue for laptops where you may have space for only one drive. For a desktop you can have a small 120 - 250 GB SSD for OS, applications and commonly used files as well as one or more large HDDs for media files.
Hey there, tofino_surfer :-)

I really am in Montreal .. really really ;-) ... Before answering zerotrack000 I checked my usual retail spot (Microbytes), and 900GB - 1TB 2.5 in SSD's were averaging around $500. I guess I'll check some of your spots next time I buy one ...

No conspiracy here, though.

Bonne soirée, compatriote de l'ouest ;-)
 
Old 07-18-2017, 08:39 PM   #23
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Although, Dollar is not used here but if I want to convert the price of SSD in Dollars then:
Price of of 1TB SSD = $580
Price of my laptop = $600

So, in this price I can purchase a new laptop
The real question is whether you actually need a 1 TB SSD in your laptop. Could you get by with a 500 GB or even smaller SSD and an external USB3 drive for large media files and downloads ? You could put your existing 1 TB HDD in an external caddy for $10-30 depending on quality. How full is your 1 TB HDD ?

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Old 07-19-2017, 02:41 AM   #24
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replace DVD drive with small (64-128 Gb) SSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTiTi7kphK0

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Old 07-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #25
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wow ...

btw : http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_vs_hdd

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Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips. Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster.
 
Old 07-19-2017, 08:33 AM   #26
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Its a game of money. More money... more speed.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p...nid=6797515011

under 25 >>> https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p...rnid=386442011


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Old 07-19-2017, 10:10 AM   #27
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Thanks.
The topic of SSD brings two questions in my mind:
1) As you have mentioned that an SSD does not have moving parts so if we buy a used SSD drive, do we also have to check it for bad sectors?
2) If I want to sale my current HDD then how many formats (or other technique like trim) I should use so that the buyer cannot recover my personal files by using common tools available in the market?
Regards
 
Old 07-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #28
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As you have mentioned that an SSD does not have moving parts so if we buy a used SSD drive, do we also have to check it for bad sectors?
Used SSD may be in dying condition, so I'd not recommend to buy used SSD, especially if we take into account SSD's short lifetime.

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If I want to sale my current HDD then how many formats (or other technique like trim) I should use so that the buyer cannot recover my personal files by using common tools available in the market?
I'd use HDD as long-life storage device. It's not a good idea to save important files at SSD, IMO. Just replace DVD with SSD drive and use it for OS, and dedicate HDD as storage device.
 
Old 07-19-2017, 01:28 PM   #29
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Used SSD may be in dying condition, so I'd not recommend to buy used SSD, especially if we take into account SSD's short lifetime.
I'd use HDD as long-life storage device. It's not a good idea to save important files at SSD, IMO. Just replace DVD with SSD drive and use it for OS, and dedicate HDD as storage device.
Thanks a lot.
 
  


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