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solid-state drives (SSD)

anyone running ACT on a new computer (say Windows 7) a laptop with a solid-state drive (SSD)??

 

Good? Bad?

Pro's or cons in general?

 

thanks in advance,

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Re: solid-state drives (SSD)

Haven't tried on a laptop, but have tried on a SSD RAID config for a test

 

Very fast....

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Re: solid-state drives (SSD)

I"ve had a laptop with a solid state drive for a couple of years.  Ran ACT just fine. It's got Vista Business on it.

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Re: solid-state drives (SSD)

Jon, as a quick tip... turn off the scheduled Defrag. SSD drives don't need it... and it actually wears them out.

 

This is automatically off for SSD drives in Win 7 - it's one of the changes MS made in W7 for SSD

 

 

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Re: solid-state drives (SSD)

Good point. I knew about this one.  I have really enjoyed mine and other than the obvious drawback of less available space, I have appreciated the fast start times and battery life.

 

Any other drawbacks? 

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Re: solid-state drives (SSD)

Actually.. SSD's do "frag" and the fix for this problem is a feature called "trim". Older SSD's do not have this but newer ones do.

 

Take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM

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