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Who is using SSD's?

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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by mxer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:01 pm

I've just returned to using MX, tried it for a while before, but I've been an AntiX user for many years.

I have been using SSD for quite a while, especially on my portables, with low(?) ram (2GB).

My new desktop (2018) is a MSI Cubi-N SOC with an M2-SSD, really nice quiet machine, this is now running MX-18, as of today & my old HP-G62 (2010) is also running MX-18, as of today, hence my return here.

I also use an SSD with my RaspberryPi 3B, only 1GB ram, but that's running Raspbian at the moment.

I still use HDD, but mainly as storage.
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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Just today I ordered the Icy Dock flexiDOCK MB524SP-B and one SSD for now, the Samsung 860 EVO 250GB.

Should arrive tomorrow. It is meant for the new system, but I can install it in the current system I think to try it out. If I can't get the dock in there I can connect the Samsung straight up. I did get a up to 6GBPS cable for that as well.

Wait and see how I like using an SSD.
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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by KBD » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 pm

Eadwine, I think you will enjoy that SSD :)

I just got my Kingston A400 120 gb SSD today, and did a fresh install of MX 18.2 on it. I love how easy and quick it is to install MX. On a SSD MX absolutely flies.

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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by vancouver » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:02 pm

malspa wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:45 pm
vancouver wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Who is "not" using SSDs? :)
I'm not, but I haven't had any need to purchase one yet. By the time I do get around to it, I'm sure the deals will be a lot better than they are even now.
You are right. Prices are projected to fall for SATA SSDs, especially the smaller 256 gig ones.
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:55 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Just today I ordered the Icy Dock flexiDOCK MB524SP-B
Just in case someone googles this and decides this thing is a good idea to buy, just know, the on off buttons are not buttons, they are wire, which in itself is not an issue, but when they stay stuck in the on position without coming out again, that is a problem. I sent that back as broken.

Got this now: Delock 5.25″ Mobile Rack for 4 x 2.5″ SATA HDD / SSD

Likely not going to pose difficulties.
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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by deanr72 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:18 pm

Yup. Just switched to SSD thanks to this little buddy from Amazon

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 pm

Is that a USB to SATA converter?

Makes an external drive internal, basically?
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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by cyrilus31 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Is that a USB to SATA converter?

Makes an external drive internal, basically?
Yup. I'm going to buy one of these and a PNY CS900 for 33€. Faster and cheaper than a USB stick.

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to buy an internal SSD?

I am trying to see the advantage of converting an external to be internal :)
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Re: Who is using SSD's?

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Post by KBD » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:52 pm

cyrilus31 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Yup. I'm going to buy one of these and a PNY CS900 for 33€. Faster and cheaper than a USB stick.
It really is crazy that SSD's generally cost less than usb sticks, and usb sticks are being more cheaply made--don't hold up like they used to--so that SSD's are a better bargain all around.

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