I've been ready for a long time. Just waiting for the price/size of SSDs to get to sane levels. I cannot live off of a 64 GB drive, and even 128 GB would be seriously pushing it. Only laptop I have at the moment is my work one, but would absolutely go SSD if I ever purchased a laptop myself.
PS - In retrospect I'm pleased I haven't been an SSD early adopter, a lot of whom got seriously screwed by design flaws and holes in the concept.
My laptop has dual SSD in RAID0 config. It's really fast.
I should probably point out that I didn't actually have to pay for it myself.
@ManipUni: It's a Sony Vaio Z. I get about 3-5 hours on battery, depending on usage.
It's a great laptop, except the nVidia drivers are really pissing me off. The damn things crash almost every single time if you wake up after the monitor has been turned off, especially if an HDMI display is connected. And I'm totally dependant on Sony for drivers because of the hybrid graphics system, you can't just install regular nVidia drivers. There's some community-made drivers that are newer, but those require that you disable driver signing verification on x64, which I'd rather not do.
I installed some Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drives into my desktop, and have been pleased with the results. Obviously not in the same league of performance as an SSD, but still a very affordable.boost that does not require any compromise on capacity, and which meets my every-day needs.
Not yet, too expensive for me. Waiting for price drop. Also I have heard many cheapy brand horror stories. So, you know quality wise, I am still on the fense.
I just installed my SSD PCI-Express card and Windows 7.
Installation: 7 minutes (installed from USB)
Boot: around 15 seconds (not counting the BIOS stuff)
Performance (winsat): 7.9
I actually got an SSD drive for my desktop yesterday (I'd planned it for a while, I was waiting for SP1 for the reinstall). I did the same thing, installed from USB flash drive, and it took around 7 minutes too.
Performance (WinSAT): 7.7 (this one's not PCI-E though, just regular SATA 3Gb/s).
I too just got a new SSD. Mine is in a new computer, first desktop I've bought in about 5 years. It's really fast. I can't believe how much a difference SSD makes actually.
CARD-ST-INT-AISXMC SuperTalent Internal Black 3.5in All-in-1 USB 2.0 1.00 Retail Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port; Requires USB header (INTAISXMCR/AN15SMR)
Really? So pointing out that the 1530 also uses SATA would be silly here right?
I got one issue: Standby => powers off PCI-E devices => powers off the PC completely.
I tried setting the Link State Power Management (Energy settings) to disabled but that didn't help.
Something I definitely want to do someday. Tired of the random churning, feels like it takes forever. I even have a velociraptor.
That's ridiculously fast. It's great for desktops and laptops with space for 2 drives but as your only drive SSDs are just too small.
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