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2023/05/31 12:37:42 (permalink)
Wow. Just upgraded my build and I'm running fully on SSD's for the first time. 
There's a lot to be said about performance, but the most striking improvement has been the lack of noise.
No more clickity-clack hard drive noise. Especially since I was previously only on 16GB of RAM so my Page File was getting a real workout. 
 
I've been on PC's since the 80's and HDD noise has always just been there. Background noise if you will. And now that's it's gone, it's really weird. 
 
But maybe it's just because I'm old. Even today, if I get into a car with keys in my hand, I'm reaching for the steering column. 
 
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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/05/31 14:34:58 (permalink)
    It is nice not hearing all the HDD noise.  I quit using HDD's about 5 years ago now.  Can't even remember how bad it actually was.


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/05/31 16:22:55 (permalink)
    The only HDD I'd ever have is an external.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/05/31 21:49:56 (permalink)
    I made the switch to SSD since the price of 2TB drives has fallen a lot. Recently I replaced my external drive with a Samsung T7. I like that it can hold up to being banged up since my backup drive is one of those things I would grab if an emergency happened and I was able to grab things before I had to leave.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/01 00:11:05 (permalink)
    I have only been using M.2 SSDs for about 3 years now. 

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/01 03:25:20 (permalink)
    I have 3 2.5" SSD's and 4 NVMe drives.
     
    It's nice.

    The only HDD I have is an external 8TB ...and it doesn't get used unless I need something off of it.
     

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/01 08:52:35 (permalink)
    If your running your case fans fast enough, you'll never hear mechanical drives, unless there are about to fil
     
    It is also a bonus, that you save some energy & make less heat with the move to SSD
    Enjoy the new found performance & reduced noise

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/03 17:13:59 (permalink)
     
    A world of difference in performance between mechanical and NVMe drives. Stopped using mechanical drives on my own rig years back. Now it's m.2 primary and secondary drives, and then a couple of 2.5" SSD in RAID 1 for data.
     


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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/04 03:04:43 (permalink)
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    If your running your case fans fast enough, you'll never hear mechanical drives, unless there are about to fil
     
    It is also a bonus, that you save some energy & make less heat with the move to SSD
    Enjoy the new found performance & reduced noise




    By that logic I would never hear my wife complain if I just talk to her at Metalica concerts.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/04 11:21:31 (permalink)
    no mo defraging!!!
     
    but it's also great finding a sale on two 10+ TB mechanical HDDs for long term backup. i have two 10 TB Seagates (ST10000DM0004) in my external DAS (Sabrent DS-SC5B). And use "Allway Sync" to simultaneously backup Directory(s) to both drives.
     
    (See below how one folder on "M:" is copied to both "O:" and "P:" locations?)


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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/04 11:31:08 (permalink)
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    no mo defraging!!!
     
    but it's also great finding a sale on two 10+ TB mechanical HDDs for long term backup. i have two 10 TB Seagates (ST10000DM0004) in my external DAS (Sabrent DS-SC5B). And use "Allway Sync" to simultaneously backup Directory(s) to both drives.
     
    (See below how one folder on "M:" is copied to both "O:" and "P:" locations?)



    Interesting, thanks, I will check that out - sort of a manual alternative to RAID 1 (although in Windows 11 it's 'Storage Spaces' now).
     
    True, high capacity mechanical drives are good for large volumes of backup media, or DAS systems, and reds for surveillance camera drives.
     
     
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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/04 13:02:15 (permalink)
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    no mo defraging!!!
     
    but it's also great finding a sale on two 10+ TB mechanical HDDs for long term backup. i have two 10 TB Seagates (ST10000DM0004) in my external DAS (Sabrent DS-SC5B). And use "Allway Sync" to simultaneously backup Directory(s) to both drives.
     
    (See below how one folder on "M:" is copied to both "O:" and "P:" locations?)
     


    Interesting, thanks, I will check that out - sort of a manual alternative to RAID 1 (although in Windows 11 it's 'Storage Spaces' now).
     
    True, high capacity mechanical drives are good for large volumes of backup media, or DAS systems, and reds for surveillance camera drives.
     
     




     
    np!
     
    and ur "sort of a manual alternative to RAID 1" is a perfect description.
     
    i wonder if M$ has improved in file sync.
     
    10 years ago i had to test over 20 programs before wandering across "Allway Sync". it works perfectly.
     
    all others at the time failed 10% to 50% of the time -- including wat M$ included with Win7.
     
    "Allway Sync" is free -- for non commercial use -- and can be licensed for any platform. so i think it is ported from Linux. Pause and resume is a really nice feature because sometimes a sync is longer than u realized u had time for. so u can pause anytime and just resume whenever u want. (And it works np on LAN.)

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/04 19:18:54 (permalink)
    I remember my 1st SSD was around $12/GB. People laughed at me and said SSD's will never be cost effective. How times have changed.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/05 09:31:20 (permalink)
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    I remember my 1st SSD was around $12/GB. People laughed at me and said SSD's will never be cost effective. How times have changed.

    i held off as long as anyone before ditching Mechanical; and going all internal drives, being SSD. 
     
    my 1st SSD was just March 2018. a Micron 1100 2TB (MTFDDAK2T0TBN-1AR1ZABYY), for $378.99.
     
    now i'm holding off on my 1st M.2. i want to first invest in one or more 8TB SSDs and replace some 2TB ones with 4TB ones. (i currently have 7 internal SSDs of various sizes.) 
     
    and especially because i'm installing a 4090 soon (MSI Suprim Liquid X); and i don't like the idea of removing video cards to access M.2 slots on MOBO if ever need be.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/05 14:34:05 (permalink)
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    I remember my 1st SSD was around $12/GB. People laughed at me and said SSD's will never be cost effective. How times have changed.

    Honestly I think it gets said about anything new in the PC world.

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/06/11 04:54:56 (permalink)
    Does Ti bubble memory count as SS memory  :-)
     
     

     
     
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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/07/09 04:26:32 (permalink)
    I extended the life of an i7-3770k system a couple of years by going SSD. No nvme slots, but I went to an SSD Sata3 main drive, and my games went on to an nvme SSD on to an nvme to PCIE adapter. It made such an amazing difference. I still have a big mechanical drive, though. 80s drives were no joke. Turn on the PC, and you can hear them activating like some mechanical device preparing to attack something. I used to have a Seagate Cheetah 10k RPM, and that sounded like a plane was taking off!

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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/07/09 07:57:47 (permalink)
     
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    Re: [UNDERRATED] All SSD, no HDD's 2023/07/09 08:23:57 (permalink)
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    I remember my 1st SSD was around $12/GB. People laughed at me and said SSD's will never be cost effective. How times have changed.


    I still have my first 64GB SSD. An Intel one that was $12.50 per gigabyte. I remember being blown away by it only taking 17 seconds from a cold boot to get to the windows sign in screen.
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