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Old 06-30-2008, 10:51 PM
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Default ssd vs hdd

which is batter?
sdd pros
low power consumption
"faster"
shock resistance
quiet
hdd pros
cheaper
more storage space
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:08 PM
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I like SSDs.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:22 PM
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SSD is better, as the gadgets that they are in are much smaller than HDD. Plus with SSD you can shake the device all you want without any harm or interruption to the device while it is on.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:38 PM
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SSD isn't really lower in power consumption. I made a post here about it, how the 2.5W of the Wind's drive (a very common WD Scorpio) is very close to some slow SSDs and much better than the high performance ones. Sure, you get good seek times, but most are also slower than a good HD anyway at sustained transfers. Besides that, a SSD is almost constantly at a full load power-wise, because of the nature of how they work, as opposed to an HD which can spin down the drive heads when the drive isn't in use, etc.

http://forum.pocketables.net/showpos...82&postcount=8

Quiet and shock resistant I'll agree with as pluses for HDD, but many HDDs for laptops park the heads when they detect a shock anyway.

There's a good article about this on Tom's Hardware as well, let me find the link.

Edit: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...tery,1955.html

Edit 2: Its not as good an article as I remembered it being. They only show battery life as a function of performance, not overall battery life. Anyway, between the best power efficient SSDs and the Scorpio, its half a watt difference. Between the highest performance SSDs and the Scorpio, the Scorpio is actually more power efficient, if you look at my previous post. When the overall power consumption is about 25-40 (the chipset is still power-hungry, remember) half a watt probably won't do much, and it'll in all likelyhood average out, since the HDD won't be at full load all the time.

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:54 PM
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High performance SSD do take up power but tomshardware is a bit skewed so i dont think that it is across the board.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:57 PM
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High performance SSD do take up power but tomshardware is a bit skewed so i dont think that it is across the board.
Agreed. As I said, they didn't even include the numbers you'd expect, so I definitely thought it was a better article than it was when I re-read it.

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Old 07-01-2008, 12:02 AM
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I dunno why someone would do a crap test, there is no point in doing the test if it is not done right.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:37 AM
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the whole argument is simple, right now ssds are too expensive and the technology isn't there yet. mabey in a few years
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:25 AM
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the whole argument is simple, right now ssds are too expensive and the technology isn't there yet. mabey in a few years
Agree from the pricing standpoint.
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