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What are some good SSD under $250 for laptops?

by ihackedlife / November 18, 2012 6:05 AM PST
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Be sure Dell says it's OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2012 6:08 AM PST

Many folk do this and only later discover BIOS or OS issues. We all know XP is not a good idea. We also know that life span is getting better but folk continue to forget to keep a copy of what they can't lose.

I can safely write that the usual 750GB HYBRID DRIVE is a safe bet.

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by ihackedlife / November 18, 2012 10:01 AM PST

I have heard a lot about hybrid drives, what are the pos and cons of them and what is the performance difference between them and SSD?

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That article is on the web.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2012 11:31 AM PST
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SSD versus Hybrid
by orlbuckeye / November 20, 2012 10:56 PM PST

Better is subjective. If you can afford it, and you want top performance, SSD will do that. The hybrid gives you four times the storage space, and is a lot cheaper.
Pros/cons: the hybrid drive (older part) can allow data recovery if the drive crashes. This could be comforting or not. The SSD will eventually fail like a lightbulb: poof-no data. --unless you have access to a data lab with a STM & plenty of research time.
Yes, the 4 gb will make a big difference. This isn't just cache memory, but a full SSD system. Check the performance times on reputable sites. If you are doing statistical modeling, editing movies, or otherwise manipulating huge files, then the 4 gb may not help so much. (probably, neither would the limit of a 128gb SSD)..
Apple wouldn't offer the hardware-especially at their prices, if they thought users would be disappointed. 300-dollar computers- they can be disappointing.
Bottom line, nothing is going to beat an SSD on performance, but they are expensive and smaller than other drives. A compromise in the hybrid drive (and lots of ram) is the next-best, more economic solution.

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The problem I'm having are folk with troubles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 11:05 PM PST
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Folk only bring me their troubles. I get to see where there are BIOS, OS and driver issues. Those that sell SSD or have not run into the issues paint a clear blue sky.

I see you did cover the data recovery angle.

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I bought a SSD drive with
by orlbuckeye / November 18, 2012 8:40 PM PST

my Acer. I bought a Kingston 120 GB with a kit. A kit is the drive with a USB drive case and cloning software. I bought that in February 2010. I was filled about 80% capacity and I purchased a OCZ 240 GB and used the kit to clone it. I love it as I boot in 25 seconds. I'm going to use the Kingston for a Windows 8 drive so I can just remove drives to boot in Windows 8 or Windows 7.

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