Re: OT: New external drive
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:56 -0500
- From: Luis <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: OT: New external drive
Good Guy wrote:
On 15/03/2018 12:57, Luis wrote:
Switch to SSD (Intel has lowest prices). Not necessarily 1TB. That's
the best option for the C: system drive. Use the others for data.
I have found that anything less than 1TB for a C drive is completely
waste of time and money. I bought a brand new machine that came with
256GB SSD and 2TB normal HD and after installing VS2010, 2013, 2015,
2017, MS Office 365, SQL Servers 2012 and 2016/7 the drive was full and
unusable!!. I chose to install the main packages on D drive (the 2TB
Normal drive!!) but still Windows needs C drive to copy some files and
all I could do was to reformat everything and start again. Now the SSD
drive is just for documents which I don't have many as I use Microsoft
Azure Cloud Based storage.
I don't see any benefits of a SSD drive; In fact they are relatively
expensive than normal SATA drives which are still as fast as anything
because of the current technologies we use. Perhaps in future when
prices becomes competitive and SSDs become common than it is a different
matter for now don't waste your money on that crap unless somebody gives
you a free drive for them to market their product.
There are many ways to optimize a system, even running some applications
from other drive than C:. But whatever, that's your particular case. I
use a 500GB SSD as system drive and I'm very happy with it. Of course I
know how to optimize my own requirements that probably are no so
sophisticated as yours... Or who knows...
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