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Old 12-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default struggling to decide ssd vs hdd

im going to be building my first pc soon its going to be an i7-950 machine

i keep going back and forth on what to do about my main windows drive ssd or hdd..i know the benefits of ssd but what worries me is the lifespan issue

i know that if i do ssd i shouldnt have anything but windows and apps on it my documents will go to another drive and any downloads and what not as well but it still concerns me the lifespan of it

plus dont know to much about how to use it right..i know there a tweak utility out there dont know if its the same one everyone pretty much uses or what..and if it automatically does things or i have to manually do it..if im correct if the drive has trim then in windows 7 certain settings should be fine

then i see some people saying to change in your bios to go into AHCInot sure exactly what this means either but ive seen conflicting comments about doing things

also another thing that concerns me is i would like to back up my windows driver regularly into an image file most likely with acronis..will i be able to back it up to a hard drive fine and possibly restore it to a hard drive if my ssd does fail

if people could answer my questions and help me set my mind at ease and pick a drive type it would be greatly appreciated

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Default Re: struggling to decide ssd vs hdd

I have used my OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD for almost a year now. No problems.

I use IDE mode on mine, basically whatever works for you.

You can back it up to another drive. Then If that fails, and has to be imaged to another drive, you use the boot CD provided to do so.
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