Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

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geeman22
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by geeman22 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:15 pm

SSD,S are a great option they have no moving parts so less chance of a breakdown and far quicker data rates

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by VTRDark » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:23 am

Hype and advertising has great power. Yes they have no moving parts and are more reliable but they wont necessarily last as long as a good server grade mechanical drive. And they don't last as long as they used too because everything has parts timed to fail. Have you ever wondered where the saying "they don't make things like they used too" comes from. Planned Obsolescence. See video below for info and the most famous example.

The Lightbulb Conspiracy - Planned Obsolescence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdh7_PA8GZU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdh7_PA8GZU

Once an SSD is full it's full. Think of them like a rechargeable battery that can only take so many cycles before they need changing. Reason being you data does not physically get wiped off the drive unless you take a hammer to it.. Which is one reason why they are so highly promoted. Big brother and forensics loves them. Encryption is become even more important in this day and age. Mind you by that stage everyone will have been forced to upgrade and pay out for new more modern devices, get rid of your LP's and buy a Cassette tape...no make that a CD.....on second thoughts get rid of all them and buy a lower quality digital download. I tell you .... we will make it so easy for you and give you a virtual store where you can store all you credit card details and help yourself. Don't worry about the pick pocket your wont notice them anyway :lol: :lol:

People are so dumb it's unbelievable and media and advertising has great power over people. Got to keep up with the jonese's and all that I suppose otherwise one might be considered a Black sheep, an odd ball or even intelligent. And now were having SSD's forced upon us in new devices as we forced to upgrade devices as older stuff becomes obsolete because of technological and social pressures. Ever wondered why antiques / classics hold their value. :roll:
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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by Wicky » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:24 am

cybercarl wrote:Image
:roll:

Nothing to do with the advantages of better performance, smaller size and less energy consumption then

Perhaps we should have stuck with knitted rope computers - giving little old ladies jobs in New England sweatshops making them...

Image

And why are servers moving over to SSDs if HDD are more reliable and more longer lasting as you say? Have you installed and used a SSD?
Big brother and forensics loves them
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why ... with-care/
As such, black-hat hackers and anyone who is concerned about privacy should probably use a high-end SSD, not a budget model or a traditional hard disk,
and if you're really paranoid
The Mac OS FileVault 2 (10.7 and later) function is accessed from System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault.
SSDs - now the standard in Ultrabooks and Macs - are a little different. Thanks to the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) your OS doesn't know where the data is physically. As a result the Mac's "Secure Empty Trash" command has been removed because it can't be sure that the data is actually gone. But there's an easy workaround for SSDs: encrypt, reformat, and re-encrypt, which is described below.
ENCRYPTED. NOW WHAT?
After your drives are encrypted, you can now reformat the drive as a new drive, and encrypt it again. Since the drive is now empty, the second encryption will be much faster.

The second encryption ensures your first encryption key - which is usually kept on the drive - is overwritten. A zealous decrypter could recover the key and decrypt your data. But with the second encryption they can only recover the second key, and, since the older data is also encrypted, they still can't read it.
It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by bald_pig » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:02 pm

Wicky wrote:
cybercarl wrote:Image
:roll:

Nothing to do with the advantages of better performance, smaller size and less energy consumption then

Perhaps we should have stuck with knitted rope computers - giving little old ladies jobs in New England sweatshops making them...

Image

And why are servers moving over to SSDs if HDD are more reliable and more longer lasting as you say? Have you installed and used a SSD?
Big brother and forensics loves them
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why ... with-care/
As such, black-hat hackers and anyone who is concerned about privacy should probably use a high-end SSD, not a budget model or a traditional hard disk,
and if you're really paranoid
The Mac OS FileVault 2 (10.7 and later) function is accessed from System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault.
SSDs - now the standard in Ultrabooks and Macs - are a little different. Thanks to the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) your OS doesn't know where the data is physically. As a result the Mac's "Secure Empty Trash" command has been removed because it can't be sure that the data is actually gone. But there's an easy workaround for SSDs: encrypt, reformat, and re-encrypt, which is described below.
ENCRYPTED. NOW WHAT?
After your drives are encrypted, you can now reformat the drive as a new drive, and encrypt it again. Since the drive is now empty, the second encryption will be much faster.

The second encryption ensures your first encryption key - which is usually kept on the drive - is overwritten. A zealous decrypter could recover the key and decrypt your data. But with the second encryption they can only recover the second key, and, since the older data is also encrypted, they still can't read it.
If he was that paranoid he wouldn't be on the internet, unless he's popping down the local library every time he posts :beer:

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Re: Anybody upgraded to a SSD hard drive?

Post by VTRDark » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:01 pm

Don't use a SSD drive with Spotify :eek

Any Spotify users on here may want to read the following article.
Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives
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