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Old 13-09-2011   #1
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Ssd ftw

Seriously if you don't have one, try one out, it's unbelievable how much an SSD changes your computer. In my case I picked up a Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD for my aging DV7 series laptop to replace it's stock 7,200RPM 500GB hard drive (which wasn't exactly the slowest drive around) and I went from around a 1-2 minute startup time to being in Windows ready to load any program in about 30 seconds. Another change, just the speed of loading programs, Photoshop CS4, loads in under 10 seconds, Firefox, instant, Word, instant and after a few tweaks my 60GB drive still has 27.3GB free out of a possible 55.7GB. Not to mention it's increased by battery life on my computer from the hour to hour and a half I used to get to over 2 hours (on a 2 year old battery).

The only drawback is obviously I did lose 440GB of storage space inside my computer, although I sidestepped that problem by throwing the old drive into a cheap 2.5 inch USB enclosure which I can take with me and that drive is used to install games to since most games take up far too much space for them to be installed to my SSD. But in the end it's totally worth it and something definitely worth considering if you're looking to improve your computer (be laptop or desktop). Just one piece of advice though, stay away from OCZ SSD's, they are definitely one of the least reliable SSD brands and regularly fall below stated specs.
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