I've order a bunch of computer parts from Newegg and am going to build my own computer, hopefully not wrecking anything in the process. (I even picked up an antistatic cuff and mat today, to be safe) Thing is, I'm thinking of adding an 100-120gb SSD to the parts list to go along with the 1TB spinning hard drive. How do I set up having two hard drives like this, with the OS and other often-used essential programs on the SSD and everything else on the "slow" drive? I'm new at all of this--I don't think I've ever even looked at a BIOS before, let alone assembled a system. [more inside]
Any Mac gurus out there ready to predict when we can expect a MacBook Pro with a solid state drive, like the Air, as a standard feature? [more inside]
I have a brand new Windows 7 system with a small SSD and a large HDD for data. OS is installed on the SSD. I manually moved the ProgramData, Program Files/(x86) and Users folders to the HDD. Wondering what I might have broken in the process, and how to fix it. [more inside]
I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds... [more inside]
Are GBs given for SSD capacities actually GiBs (2^30 bytes each) or standard "hard disk GBs" (10^9 bytes each)? [more inside]
How do I decide what the best (balancing reliability and speed) SSD (SATA II) is, for x dollars?
Choose-my-laptop-filter. This is, in broad strokes, what I'm considering: 15" Lenovo W520 with the 1080p screen, 16Gb RAM and dual SSDs in RAID 0. Questions inside. [more inside]
I have a Macbook Air from 2008, Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM. It's been unusably slow for the longest time but Lion seemed to revive it a bit, though the graphics performance (especially after waking from sleep) is still sometimes horribly sluggish. I don't think I can upgrade the RAM, not sure about the graphics card (suspect not), but see that you can buy a new SSD that's compatible. I'm tempted, but can't find any clear information on whether a SSD upgrade would really improve things. Does anyone know if it's worth itin terms of improved system performance? Thanks!
Would a Crucial RealSSD 128GB SSD 2.5" hard drive work with a new Macbook Pro a1286 model? [more inside]
Help me think right about diagnosing my dead SSD laptop. [more inside]
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
I am considering installing an SSD in my Macbook Pro, and I am looking for suggestions as to which one to choose. Specs for my Macbook Pro are inside. [more inside]
SSD's for Mac Pro (NOT a laptop): I'm thinking about adding a smallish one of these to a 3-year-old Quad-Core Xeon desktop and can't find any descriptions about how exactly to split out storage (Documents, Pictures, Mail, Downloads, etc.) from apps and System files. I.e., how to install Snow Leo and apps on the ssd so they use another standard internal drive for all their storage, etc.? Anybody done that? Thank you!
Hoping for reliable info on appropriate care and management of modern SSD drives. [more inside]
The New Macbook Pro: Go for the SSD or the ATA? The SSD drives are much more expensive but supposedly a lot faster than standard ATA drives? Any Macbook Pro owners care to chime in on this? [more inside]
Reality check on upgrading my trusty Dell Latitude D820 (Win XP, 2GB) by adding a Crucial 128 GB SSD and upgrading to Win 7. [more inside]
How to maximize IO for a fairly large dataset to a single machine? [more inside]
I'm planning a laptop replacement purchase; I think I know the one I want, but am having trouble deciding whether to go standard hard drive or SSD. [more inside]
I have a potentially rather silly question about Applecare as I purchase a new Macbook Pro. [more inside]
I have two hard-drive-less Dell Mini 9s. What is the best way to make some money getting rid of them? [more inside]
I've done my fair share of googling and reading countless forum posts, but I'm still a bit puzzled as to what things I should be doing to maintain performance of this here new SSD (OCZ Agility2 120G) I just installed in my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
I've come into possession of a Revision B Macbook Air that's in fine working order except for a dead hard drive, and now I'm trying to decide what to replace it with. [more inside]
The new iMacs: What are the risks of purchasing an iMac with a solid state drive? [more inside]
Looking for a small, but somewhat powerful laptop/netbook. Ideally, would have the following features: - around a 10' - 11" screen - 2 Gig or more RAM - Windows 7 - Available now & not a Dell * Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) More details inside... [more inside]
Should I get an SSD, if so which one? [more inside]
Why is my MacBook Pro so laggy, and how can I keep my new MacBook Pro from being the same way? [more inside]
Help me pick an SSD! I'm looking for a solid state drive (SSD) with great performance at the lowest possible price, but I hardly understand what I'm looking for. [more inside]
I have a HP Mini 110 with a 160 GB HD running Ubuntu. I'm pretty happy with it, but I don't really need all that space (currently I'm filling a tiny portion of it) and would prefer a faster boot time. What kind of improvements in speed should I expect if I swap out the hard drive with an SSD? What is the level of expense and difficulty involved in the install? Would I be better off just getting a newer notebook with an SSD already installed? What is the best source for a suitable SSD?
I have an old-ish laptop that I love, and I want to give it a new lease of life. I have thought booting off an SSD in the PC Card slot would make it run snappier and go easier on the battery. [more inside]
Which SSD will work with Bootcamp on my 2008 MBP? [more inside]
Would a pair of Solid State Disks in a RAID 1 perform proportionally worse than a pair of HDDs in a RAID 1? Are there any significant gotchas to running a Windows 7 RAID pair on SSDs? [more inside]
How do I migrate my boot drive from a traditional hard drive to a *smaller* SSD drive? [more inside]
I need semi-definitive opinions regarding the real-world lifespan of an Intel X-25M Solid State Drive running in a Macbook Pro. [more inside]
Oracle / Storage geeks: What are the alternatives to exadata for high-performance I/O with a rac system? [more inside]
Which internal SSD drive to buy for fastest seek time? [more inside]
I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
My trusty old first-generation Macbook Pro is nearing the end of its 3-year warranty, and I'm debating whether to splurge on one of the sexy new machines or to see what I can do to put a little bit [more inside]
I'm building a new PC, and I'm eyeing a Transcend ts64gssd25s-m SSD drive to put WinXP Home on (64GB); However, since it is MLC based, I have a few questions... [more inside]
How do I get DVD video onto a optical driveless PC? [more inside]
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