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    Default HDD or SSD

    It sounds like the HDD in wifes laptop might be on way out, don't worry full backup of all data done and will image it over the weekend as well.

    Looking for the best solution thinking an SSD, laptop is a 3 year old Asus.

    Any brand recommendations please or am I better off sticking with a traditional HDD?

    Thanks

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    Ssds are still expensive compared to a spinning hard drive, it they’re a great upgrade.

    Feels like the machine gets a new lease of life.

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    I use Samsung SSD's. Makes an enormous difference compared to the old hard drive,well worth it.And Samsung have handy tools for cloning/copying the hard drive to their ssd.

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    I have a Samsung EVO860 250Gb. Love it, so much better in response time to HDD. Also have a Crucial in another machine which is also good and cheaper than the Samsung. Check PBTech online for pricing. You wont go wrong with an SSD, only use HDD for storage now.

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    If she doesn't need the capacity, then SSD is certainly faster. Just smaller usually.
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    SSD's are now so cheap, its crazy to even consider old school mechanical drives
    SSD is the best performance upgrade you can do on a PC/laptop , especially with Win10

    $56 for 256Gb SSD

    $82 for 480Gb WD SSD
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDD...-3D-NAND-Up-to

    $148 for a 960Gb SSD
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDD...-25-inch-Solid

    compared to the cost of a 1Tb mechanical HD
    $91
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDD...TA-HDD--7mm--5
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    I wonder, how much longer will consumer grade mechanical HD's be available ?

    Im sure they will soon stop making them except for servers, NAS's & very high capacity drives.
    They go the way of IDE's :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I wonder, how much longer will consumer grade mechanical HD's be available ?

    Im sure they will soon stop making them except for servers, NAS's & very high capacity drives.
    They go the way of IDE's :-)
    Even then the SSD's are getting larger all the time. One Supplier has a 4TB SSD ( with pricing to match )

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Even then the SSD's are getting larger all the time. One Supplier has a 4TB SSD ( with pricing to match )
    15.36 TB Seagate Nytro - with pricing to match!

    https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4968531

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    15.36 TB Seagate Nytro - with pricing to match!

    https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4968531
    Those prices are outrageous in NZ, looking over Seas you can get them in for a fraction of the price.

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