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My Computer Is Dieing a Slow Death


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[bleep] :D

So I should be in the market for a new drive. That's not such a big deal since I have all of my media on the external.

Hey, can you give me any advice on solid-state drives? Are they significantly faster or more expensive?

Thanks a lot!
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Hey, can you give me any advice on solid-state drives? Are they significantly faster or more expensive?

Faster yes.
More expensive definitely.
NewEgg page with all their SSD's.
TigerDirect shows only 2.5" drives.
Best Buy
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Man, these things are even more expensive than I thought.

Theoretically, if I did get one of these, would I have any compatibility issues to worry about? It would work fine with any RAM / Motherboard right?
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Yep just the expense to buy.
What capacity were you looking at to buy or even better what is your budget for a drive?
Now to give you something to think about. You can get a 500 gb SATA drive HERE that is NOT SSD for 45USD with FREE SHIPPING.
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Well, I have my 1 tb external, which I can use to store the bulk of my data. I'd just use the SSD for programs and applications. So I think I could probably get away with a drive in the 240 gb range. I'm guessing that would run me about 500 dollars, yeah?

Then again a standard HDD is practically free by comparison.

Basically what I'm wondering is, is it that much faster that it would justify the price? I would be willing to pay that if it had a universal effect on the speed of my rig.
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Basically what I'm wondering is, is it that much faster that it would justify the price? I would be willing to pay that if it had a universal effect on the speed of my rig.

IMHO I would not and will not pay that for a drive. ;)
I can't justify the price regardless of the speed difference. As you can see HERE a 250Gb drive is only 3 dollars cheaper and it includes free shipping.
For the 3 dollars I would purchase the 500Gb and therefor be able to install more programs.
Keeping your data on the external is a great ideal. Programs can be reloaded but data once gone is gone. :D
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Alright thanks for all the advice!

Just one last thing, it's an unrelated problem: My monitor recently cracked and I'm trying to connect my PC to a TV until I can get a new one. The TV is a Sanyo, and has a VGA port, but when I plug my PC in it goes from NO SIGNAL to NO SUPPORT.

I've run this computer off of TV's before, but never this one. Is there anything I can do about this, or is the TV just not compatible?
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I;m not real up on the tv stuff, It may not be a supported tv. I would suggest starting a new topic in this same forum just on the tv issue.
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