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  • MartinEOS
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    Originally posted by ctrollen View Post
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    Apart from the technology being completely different, so per-Gigabyte price comparisons aren't useful anyway, it'll also be down to supply and demand.

    Interestingly, a quick Google shows that in 2000 the price per-GB for HDD was around $11, and now it's $0.03, although the consensus seems to be that HDDs won't get any cheaper per-GB now. In 1981 it was $500,000 per GB. Yikes!
    I would doubt in 1981 that GB storage existed, as the basic file systems back then would struggle with a drive of that size - I ran a network in 1991 for several hundred users and its massive file storage was 20MB total

    The biggest drives in 1991 were about 160MB and they were rare and large. The 1st GB drive didn't really arrive until mid-late 90s and it was a massive thing with a massive power load to the point it blew the fileserver power supply when it was added with the existing drive.

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  • Dave_S
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    I shifted my C drive HDD to become the E drive, and this where my data, including images are stored. The C drive is now an ssd, and contains the OS, and programs. Everything runs so much faster than when the C drive was an HDD. Everything is backed up on two external HDDs, using Acronis True Image.

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  • SpringfieldPhoto
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    Be aware that within the IT industry there are cautionary tales about the mean failure rates of some SSDs. This is flash memory and therefore has a limited number of read write cycles. Make sure that you have the damned thing backed up.

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  • ctrollen
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    Originally posted by colin C View Post
    So basically, they charge five times as much .................... because they can!
    Apart from the technology being completely different, so per-Gigabyte price comparisons aren't useful anyway, it'll also be down to supply and demand.

    Interestingly, a quick Google shows that in 2000 the price per-GB for HDD was around $11, and now it's $0.03, although the consensus seems to be that HDDs won't get any cheaper per-GB now. In 1981 it was $500,000 per GB. Yikes!

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  • AndyMulhearn
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    I won't buy a machine with spinning rust in it now, unless it's high-capacity storage as an adjunct to an SSD. Life's too short

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  • supergeeman
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    Yep! But totally worth it!

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  • colin C
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    Originally posted by supergeeman View Post
    Agreed, until they become standard, I guess they'll charge a premium
    So basically, they charge five times as much .................... because they can!

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  • supergeeman
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    Agreed, until they become standard, I guess they'll charge a premium

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  • colin C
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    I did the same with my ageing iMac and it transformed it. Now specified in my new iMac and the whole thing is just lightning fast.

    Just a thought though: A hard drive is a very complicated mechanical device and for 1TB cost around 50. On that basis, why does the same size SSD, which is basically a big memory card, cost around 5 times as much?

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  • El Sid
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    Have to agree. When I replaced my aged XP machine I specified an SSD based on the performance of one fitted to PC at work and like you I now get near instant start up and shutdown and much faster program performance.

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  • supergeeman
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    New ssd...wow!

    Just fitted a ssd to my laptop, wow, what a difference! I have a 5 year old Samsung with a core i5 running win 8.1. With 16gb ram, so no slouch, but it took approx 4 mins from powering on, to be fully useable, Photoshop took around 15 seconds to open, similar for lightroom. Now, boots up and useable in 20 seconds! Everything fully loaded, ps and LR open in 2 seconds.... everything is so much quicker....copying raws is way faster, it's like a new laptop...would recommend it!

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