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What is an Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)?


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Peptobismol165

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I saw this thing called an Internal Solid State Drive and it claims to boost performance and speed. I'm not exactly sure what a SSD is. Should I get one?

This is the one I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820167023
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Neil Jones

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A solid state hard drive is a hard drive with no moving parts. If you have a pen drive, it is effectively the same technology except on a bigger scale.

As to whether you should get one - if you want to run XP on it, the answer's no. XP will eat them in it's default configuration. Windows 7 is better for them.
However they are expensive at this point in time so you may be better off waiting until the price drops some more.
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OHHHhhh. Cool! Thanks! :)
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Neil Jones is right. All a SSD is, is a gigantic flash drive with a SATA port instead of a USB.

And XP? Nah, XP was developed when an 80GB HDD was gigantic. Now we're looking at a 1TB drive and saying "oh, that's average". In other words, it's so Jurassically old that SSD's didn't even exist on the drawing board yet.
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