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SSD worth it?
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:27:40 am »
Regarding the stalling etc my Dell laptop is doing ( some kind of memory problem) would it be worth upgrading to an SSD drive?
I have looked online at my model and found that it is compatible with an SSD drive:

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/inspiron-1545

I remember Mark posting on here when I first joined ( with my Mint netbook) that SSDs are better than non SSDs.
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Re: SSD worth it?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 12:10:45 pm »
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SSD worth it?

OH YEAH!!! :)

Not only are they stupidly quicker than a hard drive, but because they have no moving parts they're much less prone to physical damage which IMHO is a MUST for laptops (or any computer that may be moved whilst on).



The downside is they cost considerably more than an equivalent capacity hard drive, so if you need high capacity storage the ideal is to have your OS and apps on an SSD, and use an external HDD for user file storage.

Once you use an SSD, you'll never go back to an HDD for anything other than storage ;)
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Re: SSD worth it?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 09:31:37 pm »
Thanks Mark- I will get this Dell an SSD when I have the money then! I expect that there is less incidences of laptop freezings with an SSD then? I replied to the 2 other problems by the way...
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Re: SSD worth it?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 11:02:22 am »
I've upgraded my desktop Kubuntu to a 120gb SSD and, heck, it's fast. I would recommend a SSD to everyone.
I bought mine from ebuyer (NOT ebay).

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