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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2023, 09:53:42 pm »
If her current storage usage was converted over to SSD's it would cost more than the computer just for that.

No doubt about that.  When I got my 4tb NVMe drive, that thing was about $800 USD.  Now that same size and type of storage is nearly half that cost.  But now you can get 2tb SSD's for under $150 USD.

Here is a great example.  Team Group CX2 2.5" 2TB SATA III 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)  Only $62 at the time of this post.
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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2023, 07:47:21 am »
I can't afford it with the CRV right now and using so much gas driving my mom around as it is with the price of gas. I have an SSD already as my main (C:/) drive but am still using my old HDD for other drives which Dave said to use as storage instead of having games and programs on SSD. His suggestion so that is what I did.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2023, 02:36:33 pm »
 From all things I've read, SSD's tend to die faster if they get full. I didn't want her killing off the fastest part in her computer at the time. She has a habit of loading down her C: drive, I tried to make it clear if she did that with the SSD it will die sooner.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2023, 11:03:28 pm »
From all things I've read, SSD's tend to die faster if they get full. I didn't want her killing off the fastest part in her computer at the time. She has a habit of loading down her C: drive, I tried to make it clear if she did that with the SSD it will die sooner.

What kills SSD drives is writing and deleting of data.  LOT'S OF DATA!  Reading has little to no impact.  But for the average gamer that generally plays the same handful of games, an SSD will last decades.  Case in point.  The SSD that is in my old gaming rig is nearly 10 years old and still reports nearly 3/4 of it's suggested service life remaining.

Now, SSD's, just like any other storge media, will slow down as they reach past 2/3rd of it's total storage capacity.  So a good rule to stand by is to offload what you don't need on your SSD and keep it under 1/2 capacity.  This way, when nan cells start to die out, you still have plenty of space for any data that is still good, to migrate to other good cells.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2023, 12:17:13 pm »
 The part about ssd's slowing when getting 2/3rds full isn't true, it's digital storage not mechanical. If anything makes it slower it would be wear and a fuller drive increases the wear rate.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2023, 11:27:19 pm »
If anything makes it slower it would be wear and a fuller drive increases the wear rate.

That is more or less what I was trying to say.  But crystal disk mark will prove that SSD's will slow down a little as they get close to max compacity.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2023, 04:37:27 pm »
If anything makes it slower it would be wear and a fuller drive increases the wear rate.

That is more or less what I was trying to say.  But crystal disk mark will prove that SSD's will slow down a little as they get close to max compacity.

Even though slower, I have all my games on my D drive (2G HDD I think was the size?) and my C is the SSD which I try to keep under 50% as Dave told me not to let it get full like my other drives.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2023, 08:07:42 pm »
Even though slower, I have all my games on my D drive (2G HDD I think was the size?) and my C is the SSD which I try to keep under 50% as Dave told me not to let it get full like my other drives.

2Tb you mean, right?

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2023, 09:55:58 pm »
 If she's talking about the last drive she put in I think it was a 4 tb.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2023, 11:29:10 am »
Even though slower, I have all my games on my D drive (2G HDD I think was the size?) and my C is the SSD which I try to keep under 50% as Dave told me not to let it get full like my other drives.

2Tb you mean, right?

With how bad my SSA (Severe Sleep Apnea) has effected my memory it is best to go with what Dave says it is. 4Tb, because I honestly cannot remember right now.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2023, 12:48:05 pm »
 Yeah it is a 4tb she's talking about. 

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2023, 05:25:47 pm »
Yeah it is a 4tb she's talking about.

Yes that one. But now I can't get it to load on the new PC. So check the thread on the new PC and please offer suggestions for me as the solution I thought it might be isn't it.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2023, 07:22:52 pm »
Yeah it is a 4tb she's talking about.

Ok.  That makes much more sense.  My games drive is 4Tb too.

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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2024, 10:22:07 pm »
I just found this in a YouTube short.  Really cool idea.


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Re: Cool hardware stuff
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2024, 12:16:08 am »
I just found this in a YouTube short.  Really cool idea.



I LOVE IT! THAT is right up my alley! I WANT IT!

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