Buying Advice UPDATE: Fast Puter Wins Over Slower Pron :(

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  1. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    OK.. here's the deal. I think my primary HDD (as in the one the OS is on) is going "bye bye". :( Keeps making these clicking sounds, and puter shuts down or freezes. :(

    So I need a hard drive.. one that I'm gonna be loading the OS on. (OS is going to be Legal Win8, in case this matters).

    Now.. for appox the same price (under 7K) I can get either :
    1. A 128GB SSD, that should speed up the load times, and maybe a bit the puter in general.
    OR
    2. A Nicey 2TB Regular Drive that can store a boatload of 'Pron" :)

    Now that's the Dilema. :(
    A faster Puter.. or Slower Pron??

    Help me out: Which is it, guys?
    As for those of you who have an illogical distaste for 'seafood', pretend we're talking about Soya based vegetarian 'pron', and just answer the "computer based query" that I'm sure is buried in here somewhere :)
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Get a 128 gig SSD. You have loads of storage drives with you right?

    You can always get the 2TB later.
     
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  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    fast is good
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Faster 'puter and faster internet for pron ..
     
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  5. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Never had a SSD.. so please bear with me and explain to me how does a SSD speed up the internet?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    as usual, he said something which he will retcon later.
     
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  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Faster access to cache? (I'm guessing here)
     
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  8. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    I somehow doubt it can speed up the net...
    But if it does.. that'd surely be a good enough reason to buy the SSD

    am not really hurting for space.
    I just don't know how much a fast SSD will speed up my rickety old puter.

    I don't even have SATA 3 on my motherboard.
    But I guess it's getting to the point where I should upgrade. :(
    Altho I doubt my wife's gonna be too convinced with "Honey.. I just got this super duper SSD.. now all I just need is a puter to match it"

    (Sadly: I recently got a AIO Win8 Touch-screen "toy" puter that I stuck in the living room, that's actually faster and atleast 3-4 generations newer than my main puter. :(
     
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  9. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    momentus XT.
     
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  10. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Jeez .. get an SSD for the PC and get faster internet to stream ?#@*&%!^$~ at better quality .. so you don't have to hoard so much of it on your 2TB HDDs.
     
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  11. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    I can't.. I just DOWNGRADED my net.. probably for the first time in my seafood loving LIFE!
    Had the MTNL 4mb unlimited connection.. but was only getting about 2.5mb... and paying 2X the price of their 2mb connection. (where I get 2mb)
    So went back to 2mb :(
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    well...i am not sure of strontium's build quality, reliability and support !

    Either Intel 335 Series, or Corsair Force GT series.
     
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    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    Luciffer
    the SSD will make your system a lag free experience!!!
    go for Corsair or Intel, they have the best reliability!!!!
    how much do you download in a month??
    why don't you got for craptel, they have decent plans, good customer care & fast speed??
     
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  15. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Let me join the bandwagon as well, SSD.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    OK... you guys convinced me :)
    Went for the SSD :)
    Lets see how it does :)

    mavihs : Typical downloads for me/Ania should surpass 250GB/month.
    MTNL's Usage for last month shows 399791.9326MB
    At least 1 computer here is on 24/7 just downloading.
    MTNL seems to be the only ones here that I know of that doesn't shoo away high end downloaders like us :(
     
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  17. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I DLed 1tig in a week some time back in hostel :p
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    All I managed last month were 30 gigs! :(
     
  19. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    My total Utorrent transfer last 31 days - 97GB (upload and download). add 10 more GBs for other traffic.
     
  20. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    At home, I average 200-250 GB
     

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