07-09-2013 01:14 PM
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  1. tmccaghren's Avatar
    I am thinking of getting an SSD for my desktop before Windows 8 comes out then doing a clean install on it once I get my hands on Windows 8. I just wanted to know if there are others here that are using a SSD as the primary hard drive on their computer?

    I have read things like SSDs are not as reliable in the long run as HDDs are, and that SSDs are more prone to failures, data corruption, system crashes etc - is this true? A lot of people say that those were issues of the past and newer models are much more reliable.
    I use one in my laptop, and i feel that putting one of those in has increased the amount of time before i need to upgrade by a couple years. Windows 7 now only takes 10-15 seconds to go from cold boot to login screen, whereas it was 25-30 before.

    This is with a system that has 8gb ddr3 (I put in all the RAM I can on every machine), and a 2.3 GHz AMD Phenom dual-core processor.

    Love it!
    07-08-2013 09:29 AM
  2. edoug's Avatar
    Yes, and I will never own a computer without one again.*

    *I would be willing to try another hybrid drive, I had a first generation momentus drive that was pretty good, but still had nothing on pure SSD.
    07-08-2013 09:35 AM
  3. VegaNovus's Avatar
    I've got some stats about my SSD from my Samsung app, so when I get home tonight, will post it :)
    07-09-2013 02:53 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Here's the SSD I got at the beginning of the year: 120GB 2.5-inch SSD 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW | Samsung Memory & Storage the 120GB Samsung 840 Pro. I was very cautious about moving to an SSD and researched it for a long time. I found, like many of you here have sad, that Intel and Samsung were the only viable options as they are proven to be much more reliable in the long-run. I now use my SSD as my main OS-Drive and store everything else (even My Documents etc) on my secondary Hard Drive. I get an 8 second cold-startup and everything has been working perfectly. One thing I would advise is that if you use Photoshop often (like I do) make sure your SSD isn't your scratch disk... I learned that the hard way.

    Here's a very handy link to get you started, all about SSD's and how to set them up properly in Windows 8: Windows 8 SSD Settings, Etc. TweakHound
    07-09-2013 03:45 AM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    I actually put an SSD shortly after my post. Works like a charm! Love it.
    07-09-2013 08:37 AM
  6. VegaNovus's Avatar
    Below are some screenies of the Samsung application of how much data has been written to my SSD and it's current health.

    Anybody got any stats to compare with? Particularly interested in some Intel SSD stats

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