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I understand that SSD or hybrid SSD is faster than traditional HD. I would like to know how much faster. If I want to buy one, what numbers I should pay attention to? Anyone can compare about the loading time of the following task between HD, hybrid SSD and SSD (approximate number should be good enough): 1) load windows 7 OS 2) load a heavy application like photoshop or diablo3 3) copy/move a large file more than 1Gb within the same drive 4) copy/move a folder of thousands small files within the same drive Also, I heard about the sleep problem of SSD. Does anyone have experience that?

Thanks so much!

asked Jun 22 '12 at 14:29

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edited Jun 22 '12 at 14:30

a hybyrd ?? I thought they were all electric I didnt know they made them gas and electric powered ..

any how what ever you hear SDD is great in small doses and in use where you dont have to do a lot of re writing over writing and deleteing for uses like to get as a OS drive :)

they are getting better with time but not really ready for heavy prime time use , this is why most computers you buy with SDD also have a larger HDD and the sdd is usally just a boot drive ..

answered Jun 22 '12 at 14:31

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edited Jun 22 '12 at 14:34

i think hybrid SSD is a traditional harddrive adding SSD parts

(Jun 22 '12 at 14:34) stanfish stanfish's gravatar image

yeah I knew what you ment I was just a little humor :)

I still stand by my answer yes the hybyrd is the best bet SDD is not ready to rule as a stand alone drive really though like I said I hear they are getting better ..

I will follow manufacturers , they as of yet not installing them on there own there is a good reason for that ..

one of the biger issues with them is using them with windows and the way it deals with saving and filoe storing its uncare of fragmentation SDD dont do defrag so the windows dump info any where type of system just mess up the playing feild for solid state

(Jun 22 '12 at 14:39) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

actually, I wanna upgrade my pc and looks like ssd or hybrid ssd is a good start for me..I already have 2 SATA harddrives, so my plan is to adding a SSD or hybrid SSD and use it for the OS, but I wonder how well and in what way this can improve the speed.

(Jun 22 '12 at 14:45) stanfish stanfish's gravatar image

if u are concerned about prices wait a bit, the tech news is ssd prices are going to slash down, otherwise what i would have done is installed ssd for os and hdd for data, but ssd is clearly the future of pc hardware.

p.s. i agree with user jadtechnic that ssd technology at present is not ready for primetime and def its improving and yes its fast

answered Jun 22 '12 at 14:56

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edited Jun 22 '12 at 15:00

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