Re: SSD Prices
I myself intend to use an SSD on my desktop as my OS drive. It'll hold my OS's (Win7 and possibly Ubuntu if big enough) and all their apps/games. Now for movies, anime, music, documents, pictures, downloads, linux ISO's, and other stuff I'd store, I stick with a traditional hard drive.
On a desktop... for booting and running your OS and apps SSD's are great. For data storage, go with a big hard drive.
On laptops, get a decent-sized SSD for your OS (or OS's) and apps.
For data storage, use a secondary hard drive, if your laptop has the space for a second drive. Otherwise, use an external hard drive for data storage. WD My Passports are still really good portable HDD's that don't require an external power source.
As far as how big... for dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu (or your choice Linux), 128-160GB should do the trick, leaving you plenty of breathing room. For single-boot Windows systems, go with at least a 90GB, which gives you room for Windows 7 and all your apps. For Ubuntu systems not running Virtualbox, a small 30-45GB will do the trick.
So there you have it
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Re: SSD Prices
On my new ASUS X79 Sabertooth MB, there is this feature, and I've seen it listed on a few of their other newer MBs too. They call it SSD caching (I think Intel's calling it Smart Response or something along those lines and I'm not sure the difference if any), and there's basically (if I remember correctly) a special 6GB/s SATA connector that uses a Marvell controller to control this in a RAID like fashion (at least I believe that's how you need to set the devices up in BIOS) - if I understand it correctly. I've not set it up yet, but it does look interesting.
Originally Posted by effenberg0x0
With the superfast boot times of Ubuntu as it is - especially when working from an SSD
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