What if you drop it on your way to the drawer? SSD could take it.. And last just as long if kept in a drawer.
3 major things need to happen before SSDs replace mechanical drives:
1. Cost per GB needs to be equal or close to it. Everyone's storage requirements simply can't shrink to accommodate a full transition.
2. Reliability improvements. Currently, SSDs are only more reliable in theory, not practice. Firmware issues (and in turn drive failures) are way, way above the MTBF of a mechanical.
3. OS and hardware support need to be massively improved. Currently there's a lot more hoops that one has to jump through to get an SSD running optimally both in the OS and on a hardware level. Using the correct SATA port / controller on the mobo, setting AHCI and disabling a handful of Window's features via the registry editor and buried advanced settings dialogues are all things that the average consumer would be completely lost in doing.
Beyond that, SSDs need to be simplified on OS level next. The extra 10 steps are an unnecessary addition for users to have to take care about, and any sort of "well people know how to do it" is a ridiculous approach to things. If that was the stance people should take we'd still be using console. >.>
Simplifying the process is a step that everyone benefits from, and so not doing it is stupid.
I guess it's microsoft/apple/whoever has control of linux is on the ball now for better recognizing SSD's and turning the appropriate settings.
I already had my defrag turned off. But there were indeed a few missing links, still.
Last edited by Rennadrel; 2012-09-29 at 04:42 PM.
I'm ashamed of my current "rig". Soon to be 8 year old laptop bought a couple months before the release of World of Warcraft. It's an Acer 5920G with Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T7300), NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (1024 MB), 2 GB DDR2, 160 GB HDD and that's pretty much it Working fine for World of Warcraft, GW2 and such, but I can clearly say that I'm unable to play BF3. COD is on the other hand possible! Which amazed me.
This is why I have this bookmarked..... it's great to reference for folks who need it.
* Mod warning: Stop backseat moderating.
Then why not act like a moderator yourself? You tell people to stay on-topic in here all the time, then do so yourself, otherwise you're a hypocrite.
Basically it's got everything your guide has, but also everything for normal HDD's. And how to maximize your windows installation in general.
Folks, this thread is slightly (and by slightly, I mean really, extremely, distantly) off-topic. It's purpose is to post builds and then talk directly about those builds. If you have questions or want to make general comments, make a new thread or use the chat-thread. Also, please don't backseat moderate, if you think something/someone is breaking the rules, report and move on.
Less talk, more pics!
*not my setup, just a pic of quad crossfire 7970 i found to help bring topic back on track*
Directly related to my current build two pages back.. Figured I'd edit to clear that up so I don't get moderator spankings :P
Apparently I was too late.
Last edited by Tonyctattoo; 2012-10-01 at 03:07 AM.
I like red.
Infracted for oversized images.
Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-10-05 at 02:38 PM.
It's either that or the pixels will have to be stretched.
Your greed, your foolishness has brought you to this end.
- Prince Malchezaar