Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Hard Drives -SSDs & HHDs
#1
I've been in the market for one or more SSDs for my computers.  The one that recently went down on me is the prime candidate.  I reinstalled a clean Windows 7 program on the existing HP system, with all of its other junk, and now I can't get all of my USB ports to recognize my removable USB drives.  Even my cable input doesn't work.  

Soo, I'm going to replace the 2.5" 500GB drive with a solid state.  And there's a lot out there on the market to choose from.  But I finished an article from "Tom's Hardware: Best SSDs.  What an eye opener.  

I knew that there were the cheap lines and the top-of-the-line ones, but holy cow, what a complicated subject.  Fortunately, Tom's does a great job explaining the differences between "Value, Mainstream, and Performance" SSDs.  

If you are even considering moving up to an SSD, and there seems to be some very real advantages, it is best to study things before taking the plunge.  

Samsung 850 EVO
[Image: 20-147-372-Z02?$S640$]
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#2
My Ultrabook has a SSD, never experienced a single problem.
Reply
#3
I just bought a Sandisk 120 GB SSD over at Best Buy, for the purpose of replacement. I intend to replace my regular computers with all SSDs in the near future. In fact, I just ordered two ADATA 240 GB SSDs from NewEgg this morning.

I did some checking around and one of my regular sites, Tom's Hardware has a best SSDs for 2016. The ADATA is highly rated and very inexpensive. I started to go with the MyDigitalSSD BP5e, but the ADATA was less expensive.

What's interesting is that the prices are pretty much in free fall right now, and that is Great!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#4
I have W10 installed on a SSD. It's damn fast! Windows load in a few secondsm just the time from rising back after pressing the case button and sit on my chair. S5
Reply
#5
(04-02-2016, 02:15 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: I have W10 installed on a SSD. It's damn fast! Windows load in a few secondsm just the time from rising back after pressing the case button and sit on my chair. S5

Fred, I'm loading up my HP Recovery System's recovery discs on to my Sandisk SSD right now.   Its for the HP computer that got messed up with the Ransom Ware I wrote about the other day.  After reloading and then trying to load Windows 7 on to the SSD for the computer, there were lots of problems.  I couldn't get my internet connection to work, or my four USB3 ports to function.  

It was very frustrating because this is my favorite computer.  Its about four years old, and has a pretty good following with many folks, so its a well rated system.  I was pulling my hair out and just about to take it to a computer repair shop.  But I kept reading around and located great information on the HP home site about using a recovery disc to completely format and reinstall Windows to the exact way it was when it was brand new.   So I downloaded the recovery information, burned it to CD, and installed it on my original 500GB hard drive.  It works perfectly, with all the HP drivers and everything.  Unfortunately, it also comes with all the junk HP loades on to their computers, so I am going to have to put my CCleaner's "uninstall" function to good use.  S6

Anyway, since it works so well, I have decided to do the same thing with the original SSD of mine.  And it is loading up like greased lightning.  It took almost two hours to do the recovery with the regular hard drive, but this one has only been going for about fifteen minutes and it is already through the first two discs.  I'll bet it will be finished in another ten minutes.  

I'll let you know how things come out once I have finished reloading the SSD.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#6
Fred, this is really strange.  The Recovery Discs definitely produced an all HP rebuild with the regular HHD that came originally with the HP.  But with the  replacement SSD, I had to go through the total rebuild procedures twice.   The first time, it stated that it couldn't finish.  So I did it again, and paid close attention.  When it got to the part about loading new upgrades, I realized it was trying to use the internet, so I plugged in my internet cable.  

It completed the installation, BUT here is the most unusual part about it all.  Instead of winding up with HP software, suddenly I wound up with Gateway software.  What The.......................................?  From what I can see, it works, but now has Gateway stuff loaded.   I haven't the slightest idea as to what is going on, other than the fact that with the original hard drive, it only used two of my three recovery discs.  With the SSD setup, it required all three recovery discs.  

This has me completely flummoxed, as to what is going on.   Anyway, I'll let you know how the SSD performs on the HP desktop that is using Gateway software.  Go figure that one. 

Maybe someone else has heard of something like this before.  Colour me Confused.  Shock
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#7
John, as soon as it conected to the internet, it didn't do the same thing as before. It already changed all the things it was ordered to change or download from the internet. In other words: update.
Reply
#8
I have been watching the price of storage capacity/price for a while now, because eventually I will need more than my 4tb drive for backup. And I have noticed the price on all storage coming down quickly. If you can hold off a little longer, you will be able to get not only great prices, but much larger storage capacities.

Here's what I mean:

Lenovo crams 48TB of SSD storage onto a single board
The company's upcoming storage board has multiple drives on it.

Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims to ship next year
Seagate says it can crank up storage capacity to 100TB or more on a new SSD design.

Most of this will be manufactured by Samsung, who sold its HDD drive technology to Seagate a couple of years ago. We are talking a tremendous storage capacity coming next year, and the price of existing units will go through the floor.

Just thought I would let you all know. S5
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#9
Sounds good. Many movies and music to store...
Reply
#10
Here is an article well worth reading, for those of us who use more than one hard drives per computer.

Want a reliable hard drive? Splurge for 4TB, study of 40,000-plus HDDs finds

The article is from last year, so its pretty much current.   Also, I have never had a single problem with any of my hard drives, including Seagate.  But I've never had a 3TB drive before, which is Seagate's bugaboo drive.

[Image: backblazehdds-100563921-large.jpg]

The interesting thing is that the old Hatachi(HGST) drives are the best rated of the top three.   I'm going to have to start checking them out, because I am getting ready to purchase and install a "4 Bay 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure" for use with all of my units.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Failing Hard Drives: What They Sound Like John L 9 1,777 04-08-2011, 02:41 AM
Last Post: Belle
  1 Terabyte Hard Drives are on the way! John L 24 5,326 07-09-2009, 06:41 PM
Last Post: DavidR

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)