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When comparing solid state drive or SATA, which do you consider better for everyday use?

asked Jun 06 '10 at 14:02

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edited Dec 28 '12 at 13:10

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The two are not comparable as someone else has pointed out ssd is a drive technology whereas sata is the connection, ssd drives use sata to connect. The question I think you are trying to ask is, ssd or hdd?

(Jun 08 '10 at 03:46) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

Furthermore, common SSDs use the SATA interface. The questioner might be asking about SATA-SSDs vs. non-SATA-SSDs or SATA-SSDs vs SATA-non-SSDs. Due to the erronious nature of this question, it's impossible to answer correctly.

(Jul 10 '10 at 03:25) Seb Seb's gravatar image

SSD and SATA aren't comparable. SSD is a drive technology, while SATA is a connection. Most SSD disks are connected with SATA.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 14:04

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Ewoud Vissers

I was just about to say the same thing

(Jun 08 '10 at 03:44) Headwards Headwards's gravatar image

SSD in a couple of years when the price goes down

answered Jun 06 '10 at 14:02

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Most SSDs use SATA, duh.

(Jul 25 '10 at 10:17) Seb Seb's gravatar image

The problem with SSD's right now is the price, You can spend $450 for a 160GB SSD, or you can spend $130 on a 2TB regular SATA drive. I don't know about you, but I can live with regular SATA drives for now, even if the read/write speeds are slower. I'm guessing that's what you mean't by SATA.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 14:10

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edited Jun 06 '10 at 14:11

solid state, i have a mba and my sata is so annoying it always clicks and makes sounds plus with a soild state you really never have to worry about losing you data

answered Jun 06 '10 at 14:13

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For now I like SATA because of the massive storage that you can get with it. But I cannot wait for SSD to get bigger drives.

answered Jun 08 '10 at 03:57

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I don't want to spend more money on SSD to get some 128GB and for my personal usage, there is no point in upgrading to SSD now. Well for servers, SSD is mainly used now a days for making websites faster!

answered Dec 28 '12 at 06:46

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The main questions are - How much data are you going to store on it and how much money are you going to spend on it?

SSD's are faster than regular Hard Drives due to no moving parts, but the bigger the storage the more you are going to pay for it.

answered Dec 28 '12 at 07:51

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