After using my Mac Air for a week I was convinced about SSDs and will be fitting one as my main drive in my desktop in the summer
Would it be of any benefit to anyone if I were to mash together a comparative video (HDD vs SSD) - I know there are plenty out there on YouTube ect already but I'm thinking something more education based/something that you would like to know but that isn't on any other videos.
Imagine what the Air would be like if it used an SSD properly There's been talks of some hacks around to do so but as I'm not a user, I've no idea if that's come to fruition.
Well i've just ordered a 64GB Crucial m4 to install into one of our main IT suites and will compare speeds with identical pc sat next to it. Only way to tell if the extra cost can be justified.
I just checked the latest prices and it looks like Intel have brought out a 60gb baseline model now for the same price as a 40gb one was a couple of months ago.
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63 quid is a bargain for the most reliable ssd on the market.
I'm about to purchase 67 PCs for 2 It suites. I think that SSD would be more useful than a more powerful CPU.
I'm getting the PCs with a 5 year warranty (both house brands) I can get either a i3-2120 with a 250GB HDD OR a G630 with a 64GB SSD (Kingston)
What do you think?
Yeh I wouldn't recommend ever buying a non intel SSD.
The others use poor quality memory chips.
I mentioned earlier in this thread we have over 250 intel SSD workstations now with a 0% failure rate. They must be doing something right
Also - G630 with SSD will be a much, much better subjective experience than the i3 w/ HDD. Do it.
The i3 is about 2x the speed of the G630, but the SSD is factors of 10 faster than the hard drive. So, if I had to make that choice, I'd be going with the G630.
However, which SSD is it, and why Kingston? Price wise, the Intel 330 is about the same, if not cheaper and the reliability from them is second to none.
Also, for a 5 year life span, I'm a little uneasy about the G630. In 4 years time, I'd fear the processor might be slow to handle the media of the day (eg. video editing or the like), but if it is only being used for office/internet then I'd definitely choose the G630.
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They are compareable as they are from the same timeframe, the g360 is very low end, think celeron of the past but would still do the needed stuff for basic usage and the SSD would provide more of a performance jump initially. Of course the i3 with the SSD would be better but as long as you are keeping the current gen memory and motherboard chipsets you will get more utility out of the SSD.
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