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Old August 9, 2010, 07:37 PM
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dude if its not scorching to the touch 'forget 'bout it' :)

unless benches give it away as faulty.keep it.
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Old August 12, 2010, 10:19 AM
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ok this HDD looks like its faulty, SMART diagnostic using WD software failed



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I already have tons of stuff on this, it looks like this drive is failing so I will replace it
I also bought express RMA so I would rather use it lol

Update : I am considering an SSD + 2TB, can I replace the 1TB with it, I don't know how this express RMA works..
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Old August 12, 2010, 10:25 AM
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how exactly did Smart fail? It can fail for major or minor things.

And SSDs aren't worth it.
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Old August 12, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Depends on what you use your computer for mainly. SSDs will make your system boot faster and load games faster but if all you do is web stuff and word documents its a waste of money
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Depends on what you use your computer for mainly. SSDs will make your system boot faster and load games faster but if all you do is web stuff and word documents its a waste of money
Still makes Firefox and Word open fast too

If you can afford an SSD, by all means go for it IMO.
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Old August 12, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Still makes Firefox and Word open fast too

If you can afford an SSD, by all means go for it IMO.
Which one should I go for, the choices are very hard to make, some say its fast some say it stutters in games @_@
60 to 80 gb is nice
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Old August 12, 2010, 04:58 PM
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I like the OCZ Vertex series. Vertex 2 would be the one I'd recommend. Though anything Sandforce-controller-based should be good IMO.
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Old August 13, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Ignoring the size and price
which one of these would perform better and is it noticeable?
Newegg.ca - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.ca - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Old August 15, 2010, 04:11 PM
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I'd go with the Vertex 2 personally

Here's a good article comparing the X25-M G2 to four versions of the Vertex 2
Performance Comparison Test of Four Types of OCZ Vertex 2 SSD | Hard Disk Drive Repair | Hard Disk Data Recovery | Partition Hard Drive | Backup Hard Drive | Format Hard Drive
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I honestly wouldn't recommend an SSD. I bought an 80GB X-25M, and although my boot and login times are much shorter now, I don't notice a difference in anything else, including load times for games launched off the SSD. The improved boot times are nice, but not $200 nice.
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