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Anyone run them? What do you think?

I have heard mixed results as one guy I know has had them crash on him a bit but I am not sure

I have ordered one of the intel ones and hope I experience the benefits reported on youtube etc as opening, compiling & linking my projects are now taking upwards 5 minutes and documents etc are soooo slow.




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Anyone run them? What do you think?

I have heard mixed results as one guy I know has had them crash on him a bit but I am not sure

I have ordered one of the intel ones and hope I experience the benefits reported on youtube etc as opening, compiling & linking my projects are now taking upwards 5 minutes and documents etc are soooo slow.




Yes, I am running a few now.


I was getting really sick of the SATA drives stuffing up. I used Seagate for a lot of years and never had any problems, but once I got into the larger sized drives(got a LOT of porn :p) I have had problems, lost about 4 drives so far.

The SSDs I use are WD and I haven't had any issues, only issue is the extra $$$$$$$$s.  :(



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Yes, I am running a few now.


I was getting really sick of the SATA drives stuffing up. I used Seagate for a lot of years and never had any problems, but once I got into the larger sized drives(got a LOT of porn :p) I have had problems, lost about 4 drives so far.

The SSDs I use are WD and I haven't had any issues, only issue is the extra $$$$$$$$s.  :(

I've ordered the 160GB X25M G2, currently have a Seagate 7200rpm 160GB (Macbook Pro Nov 2007). This has cost me $506 US shipped. I tried to order from macsales to give them a shot but they sent back going send copy of drivers license etc so I canned them and went back to the trusty bhphotovideo

What WD drives if you don't mind me asking?

Hopefully I get a speed up, otherwise I will be looking at the new i7 core mac.



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What WD drives if you don't mind me asking?



Running a 256Gig in the Work laptop as it gets a flogging, 3 months was the average life of a SATA drive. And I have the same one in my test gear that gets trucked all over the country.

Can't quote any model numbers but I do remember them being around $1k ea.  :eek:



Offline dutchie34


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As with most tech stuff it depends on what the usage is for, at work we've had various HDD & SSD notebooks'

We found that the SSDs are more reliable when the conditions arent 'office like',
meaning being out on site  SSD's use less pwr, therefore more battery time, quicker startup, give off less heat, and can operate well being moved around,  :thumbsup:

BUT if you are using programs that rely on a lot of read/write/delete of info within the program, ie CAD and the like, SSDs aren't so flash..   :thumbsdown: .no pun intended.. hope this helps..



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my hdd failed on my laptop yesterday.... computer boffin friend of mine took it out, has been testing it but the discs arn't spinning. its just clicking.... i think its fried... not happy!



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my hdd failed on my laptop yesterday.... computer boffin friend of mine took it out, has been testing it but the discs arn't spinning. its just clicking.... i think its fried... not happy!



The only way to get the data off that is to remore the disks and put them in another drive.

By the sound of it the data should be OK, it's a hardware faulty if they are not spinning.

It ain't a cheap thing to do, unless you had stuff on there that you really, really want.



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He said they're vaccum sealed so they won't work if you open them. I guess anythings possible if you have the cash...



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He said they're vaccum sealed so they won't work if you open them. I guess anythings possible if you have the cash...

Buy an identical drive and swap over the board first.



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OK hot dang this thing is quick. Worth every cent and more  :thumbsup:

They say in the specification sheet that 20gb of writing a day this thing will last 5 years so thats decent



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