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Bought a Lenovo laptop from a friend for school, 1.66ghz Core 2 Duo, 2gb DDR667, WiFi, Bluetooth, 14" screen. Got it from him for 200, minus hard drive, as he was having issues with the 320gb in it, and I decided I wanted an SSD instead of him replacing the 320. Picked up a Kingston 64gb SSD(gen 2, 200mb/s read, 100mb/s write supposedly).

This thing fucking flies. I will ultimately HAVE to put SSD in my PC as well. This thing goes from cold to fully booted and logged into Ubuntu in under 15 seconds. Programs launch almost instantly. I knew SSD was fucking fast, but I never thought I'd be this impressed, especially on a C2D laptop. I said "supposedly" about the speeds, because I benched my drive, and this is what I got:


The dip was likely the system having to access the drive for some other program, but holy shit.
 

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Mutes the Meat
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That is fucking sweet. I suppose you're keeping all of your media on an external drive?
 

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Impressive! What's the life span on SSDs these days? I've read that they have a limited number of read/write cycles they can do.
 

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Impressive! What's the life span on SSDs these days? I've read that they have a limited number of read/write cycles they can do.
They do, usually measured in the millions of cycles. It also depends on the manufacturer and type of chip, as SLC (single-layer chips) last longer and run faster than MLC (multilayer chips), but MLCs have double or greater the storage space.

The industrial SSD I have in my desktop at home is rated for unlimited reads and somewhere around eight million writes... but that's not the norm.
 

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Just went to lunch with a friend, and tested my WiFi tether from my Droid, pretty awesome. Speed was decent, a little quicker than I expected it to be, but means I can slack off plenty while I'm in my classes in college :lol:
 

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Newegg has this drive for 144 with a 30 dollar MIR, so 114, shipped, after rebate. Pretty damned good price IMO.
I mean price per gig. $114 shipped is definitely good for a 64GB SSD. It also buys you like a 2TB spinny-drive though. :lol:
 

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Mutes the Meat
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I haven't defragged a drive in about the same time. I've been using Linux and OS X for at least five years now.
 

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If he's running Linux it's not necessary anyway, as far as I know, due to the differences in file systems.
I've been pretty much using Windows as my main OS for the longest time. Any time I use Linux it's just to fiddle with, as a backup OS, besides on this laptop where it's taking main stage. Either way, I've not defragged for a long fuck time :rofl:
 

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[action=Zepp88] reflects, realizes he's been using linux since about 2003/2004.[/action]
 

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[action=Zepp88] reflects, realizes he's been using linux since about 2003/2004.[/action]
I started in 98 with Caldera's OpenLinux 2.2 :D I used OpenLinux 2.3 as a main os for a while when I had an old PII 266 laptop and no way of loading Windows 98 on it :lol:
 

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I started in 98 with Caldera's OpenLinux 2.2 :D I used OpenLinux 2.3 as a main os for a while when I had an old PII 266 laptop and no way of loading Windows 98 on it :lol:
Nice :lol:

I'm only 22, so I started using linux around the age of 15 or 16, seems like so long ago.

How much of a pain in the ass was linux back in '98? :lol: My family didn't even have a computer until '98.
 

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Nice :lol:

I'm only 22, so I started using linux around the age of 15 or 16, seems like so long ago.

How much of a pain in the ass was linux back in '98? :lol: My family didn't even have a computer until '98.
OpenLinux wasn't bad, real basic, but it had RPM, so it made it easier to install software. Still had to manually compile a lot of stuff, and kernel upgrades were a pain.
 
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