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  1. #1
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    Solid State Hard Drive?

    I'm getting ready to by a new laptop, and I'd like to know if a solid state hard drive would be worth the extra money in regards to performance. I'll be using Lightroom, Photoshop CS4, and various video editing programs.

    Thanks,

    Jay
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  2. #2
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    Probably not.

    Solid state drives boot faster and theoretically access data faster but in the real world you are talking virtually unnoticeable time differences unless you are doing tasks that invlove huge amounts of disc access.
    I saw a recent IT industry report that also indicated that SSDs are no more reliable on average than traditional hard drives (which have tiny failure rates so reliability is not a plus either.
    Extra RAM would probably be cheaper and more useful than a SSD for most people.

  3. #3
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    Thanks. I think I'm going to go for a 7200rmp hdd for now and maybe upgrade down the road as the ssd technology becomes more reliable.....and perhaps less expensive too.
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