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  • Would this SSD be worth the investment???

    I came across this SSD hard drive while browsing ebay. I have an empty ide slot in my installation and would like to upgrade to a solid state drive(I have a Via Epia M10000 mobo, which is not very fast, so I am hoping that the upgrade will improve performance). Will this improve my system speed and boot performance(will be moving my XP installation to it, since it runs great on this board already as is)? I have a 1Ghz processor and 1Gig of ram. Or should I wait a while longer before taking the plunge to an IDE SSD?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FLASH-DOM-Di...53532019445975

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Linux(Learning the curve...Like when driving!!!)
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    I don't think that will be any faster than a reasonably good hard drive really, 43MB/s best case read speeds, and 21MB/s best case write speeds are fairly low.

    For that price, you should be able to get a better unit than that I think.

    That is designed more for industrial systems, where vibration and dust can be an issue for regular hard disks. They are built to last, not provide high read/write speeds.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chester View Post
      I don't think that will be any faster than a reasonably good hard drive really, 43MB/s best case read speeds, and 21MB/s best case write speeds are fairly low.

      For that price, you should be able to get a better unit than that I think.

      That is designed more for industrial systems, where vibration and dust can be an issue for regular hard disks. They are built to last, not provide high read/write speeds.

      I will take you advice. I just thought that it would be faster since their is almost no seek time because they don't need to seek from a spinning disk. I also thought that boot times would be reduced, no fragmentation is ever needed, the drive would be silent, and it would be resistant to vibrations. With that being said, can anyone recommend a good IDE SSD?
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      • #4
        The problem is a lot of the older IDE based SSD's use the old type controllers, which were pretty sub-standard.

        Perhaps it is worth looking at getting an IDE to SATA bridge, which would let you use a new SATA SSD in the old IDE slot?

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        • #5
          I'm actually using a IDE to SATA bridge for my current hard drive, and it works great. Will be going this route again then. Any suggestions on a fast inexpensive SATA SSD?
          Linux(Learning the curve...Like when driving!!!)
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          • #6
            Don't go cheap with SSD. Trust me, get a quality one once, and youll be happy in the long run. Intel x25 g2.

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