Hardware Question - SSD

  shaneoneill 19:57 12 Jan 2010
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Hi,

I'm planning on buying a new PC from Cougar Extreme this week. It will be used mainly for two programmes: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe PS3.

Lightroom however is the main app. I have done a lot of research and in order to maximise speed I am told the a Solid State Drive is the best route to take. I will also use this to boot the system on Windows 7 64bit.

But I know little about the technology .. My questions are:

what are the average (equivilant) RPM speeds as opposed to HDD's?

Does anyone have any SSD's that they would recommend?

Any insights would be great ..

Thanks,

Shane

  OTT_Buzzard 21:20 12 Jan 2010

what are the average (equivilant) RPM speeds as opposed to HDD's?

SSD's don't spin. Think of them as very big, fast USB memory sticks that plug straight into your motherboard.

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  gardener 15:16 13 Jan 2010

I have read that SSDs are best used to install just the operating system files on because their speed increases the boot up time quite significantly.

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