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    SSD on LInux (worth to buy ?)

    Is it worth to buy SSD for Linux or should I just stick to classic HDD ? Is it fully utilized on Linux yet ?

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    SSD performance doesn't depend on the OS. HDD is limited by its fundamentals - you can't spin plates/move heads any faster in a system that requires such high precision.
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    Linux will use any SSD to it's full potential and many filesystems support trim to help with this, also it depends how you will be using your hard-drive to benefits between SSD and HDD...

    I personally have a 120gb Sandisk Sata-II SSD drive and love it, everything loads fast and I've never had any problems (so far

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    Re: SSD on LInux (worth to buy ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by TenPlus1 View Post
    Linux will use any SSD to it's full potential and many filesystems support trim to help with this, also it depends how you will be using your hard-drive to benefits between SSD and HDD...

    I personally have a 120gb Sandisk Sata-II SSD drive and love it, everything loads fast and I've never had any problems (so far
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    Using an SSD drive here on 13.04 and everything is working fine. Very zippy! Need to do some extra configs to get it set up to ensure it lasts as long as possible. I used the info from this site: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd.

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    In my 20 Years of Upgrading and Building Computers going from a Mechanical Hard Drive to a SSD gave me one of the best performance boosts.

    It is right up there with adding more RAM to Memory starved Computer or going from a old Single Core CPU to a Dual Core CPU.

    It is a Night and Day Difference.

    Up until the SSD the Hard Drive was the Major Bottleneck in System Performance and the only way to improve it at the time was to use RAID 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    In my 20 Years of Upgrading and Building Computers going from a Mechanical Hard Drive to a SSD gave me one of the best performance boosts.

    It is right up there with adding more RAM to Memory starved Computer or going from a old Single Core CPU to a Dual Core CPU.

    It is a Night and Day Difference.

    Up until the SSD the Hard Drive was the Major Bottleneck in System Performance and the only way to improve it at the time was to use RAID 0.
    +1 for SSD

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    Ok ty guys I decided then.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    In my 20 Years of Upgrading and Building Computers going from a Mechanical Hard Drive to a SSD gave me one of the best performance boosts.

    It is right up there with adding more RAM to Memory starved Computer or going from a old Single Core CPU to a Dual Core CPU.

    It is a Night and Day Difference.

    Up until the SSD the Hard Drive was the Major Bottleneck in System Performance and the only way to improve it at the time was to use RAID 0.
    Awww 20 years ? Can I ask you something offtopic a little ? What you think about my new build ? Browsing, music, videos no edditing, 3d modeling and other stuff, just basic use.

    CPU + GPU http://www.alza.cz/EN/amd-trinity-a4-5300-d357412.htm
    MOBO http://www.alza.cz/EN/gigabyte-f2a75m-hd2-d372604.htm
    SSD http://www.alza.cz/EN/crucial-m4-64gb-7mm-d289079.htm
    PSU http://www.alza.cz/EN/be-quiet-pure-...us-d328887.htm
    Ram http://www.alza.cz/EN/corsair-4gb-ki...le-d247111.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryxo View Post
    Ok ty guys I decided then.



    Awww 20 years ? Can I ask you something offtopic a little ? What you think about my new build ? Browsing, music, videos no edditing, 3d modeling and other stuff, just basic use.

    CPU + GPU http://www.alza.cz/EN/amd-trinity-a4-5300-d357412.htm
    MOBO http://www.alza.cz/EN/gigabyte-f2a75m-hd2-d372604.htm
    SSD http://www.alza.cz/EN/crucial-m4-64gb-7mm-d289079.htm
    PSU http://www.alza.cz/EN/be-quiet-pure-...us-d328887.htm
    Ram http://www.alza.cz/EN/corsair-4gb-ki...le-d247111.htm
    It should run fine with that Hardware for everything except the 3D Modeling.

    3D Modeling can be Very CPU and GPU intensive.

    It should be able to do it but be prepared to wait while it renders any large 3D modeling projects.

    Depending on the size of the 3D modeling projects that you do you might want to consider 8 GB instead of 4 GB of RAM.

    Do you have another Hard Drive that you will be using for Storage?

    Because you might find the 64 GB SSD filling up pretty fast.

    In my Computer I use the SSD for the Operating System and Programs and a Larger Capacity Mechanical Drive for Storage.

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    Ok ty. I will not do any 3d modeling on it, maybe some drawings in Gimp so it will be fine, also about the disk space... I have 120 external HDD, 70 gigs on notebook thats 190 gigs of storage, now counting together with my XP installed I m using around 25 gigs XD I dont store movies and music or anything I prefer go online so it will be ok.

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    Re: SSD on LInux (worth to buy ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryxo View Post
    Ok ty. I will not do any 3d modeling on it, maybe some drawings in Gimp so it will be fine, also about the disk space... I have 120 external HDD, 70 gigs on notebook thats 190 gigs of storage, now counting together with my XP installed I m using around 25 gigs XD I dont store movies and music or anything I prefer go online so it will be ok.
    You will still be able to do 3D Modeling with it.

    I assume you want to use Blender for the 3D Modeling and it will run fine on this build.

    If it is a large and complex 3D Model it might take a while to Render but that shouldn't stop you from having fun with it.

    I remember when I took a 3D Studio Max class many years ago and we would have to let the project run overnight and we where lucky if Windows didn't Crash.

    Something that you might want to consider is instead of getting Two 2 GB sticks of RAM get One 4 GB stick of RAM for now and then later on buy another 4 GB stick of RAM.

    You will take a small Performance hit by running your system memory in single channel mode but it will make it Cheaper and Easier it upgrade to 8 GB of RAM later on.

    Have fun with you new Build

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