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    SSD or 7200rpm 2.5"

    Hi all
    looking to upgrade my hdd in my alienware m11x laptop.
    was wondering what would be better in terms of speed:

    a crucial RealSSD C300 or

    a 320gb or 500gb 7200rpm drive?

    space isnt an issue as all my data is stored on a NAS box

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    SSDs are insanely fast. Do some googling around for benchmarks. The big reason for the difference, mind, isn't sheer transfer speed, but access times, which sink from around 15ms in a mechanical harddrive to a ten-thousandth of a second in an SSD.

    Original Poster

    yeh just been looking im upgrading it to 8gb ram too thought i would get it all through crucial

    If space is no issue then it's got to be SSD all the way. OCZ Vertex 2E.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    If space is no issue then it's got to be SSD all the way. OCZ Vertex 2E.



    bit cheaper than the crucials though much difference in performance?
    Edited by: "indianbelters" 20th Jan 2011

    How about a hybrid

    Original Poster

    DVS_Dee

    How about a hybrid



    first time i heard about them will look it up

    indianbelters

    first time i heard about them will look it up



    The benchmarks look pretty impressive, seems to put it up there between ssd & 10,000 rpm disks, I've been thinking about getting one for my MBP but want more storage than the current 500gb max they come in.

    Aren't SSDs about £2,000 for a 320GB?

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    Babbabooey

    Aren't SSDs about £2,000 for a 320GB?



    Phew.... Just as well he didnt suggest he was getting one!

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    From what I read hybrids aren't that good, anyway asking about the speed … From what I read hybrids aren't that good, anyway asking about the speed between a 7200rpm drive and an SSD I thought you were taking the ****.Yes it is a lot faster. Crucial are generally overpriced IMO.



    i w2ent for the reccomendation by Gavin went for the ocz yeh read some bad reviews on the hybrid.
    this and 8gb ram is gonna make this beast go like the clappers

    Original Poster

    guv

    Phew.... Just as well he didnt suggest he was getting one!


    lool
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