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iceballfunela
Level 8
Hey guys! I have used my Asus G75VX since January and I love it!! However, there is just 1 problem... I didn't need blu-ray and 3D vision, so I got the cheaper version. It has a 5400-RPM Hitachi HDD inside. I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!


My Asus G75VX specs(If you need it):
CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4 GHZ
Ram: 24Gbs(8gb stock ram, 16gb free upgrade by the department store i got it from)
HDD: Hitachi 5400-RPM (500,750,1000gb I forgot..)
Display: 17.3" 1920x1080p non-3D

What I use it for(I am only 13, so I mainly use it for gaming 😞
-Gaming(TF2, BF3, Simcity, Sims 3...)
-Programming - Python(Trying to learn)
-School projects
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dstrakele wrote:
Nope. My laptop is on the Desktop before I even think about booting it...

LOL 😄 That's a good one. I getabout 15 second boot times on a platter drive...granted, that's LINUX Mint (LINUX is a great OS) and the drive is a Seagate Hybrid (which is impressively fast).

OP, I'd recommend installing LINUX if you haven't already, as it is another good skill to have. What Python IDE are you using? I program in Python for some of my job, and we use Spyder (PythonXY on Windows).
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

timppu
Level 9
iceballfunela wrote:

I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!


Some idea here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive#Comparison_of_SSD_with_hard_disk_drives

Some plusses and minuses for SSD compared to HDDs:

+ Considerably faster (the "2 second Win8 boot up" are not quite a good comparison though, as Win8 fast boot is using partial hibernate mode).
+ uses less power and less heat
+ no mechanical parts, so if you move around your laptop while it is running, it isn't as prone to mechanical failures like that

- much higher cost per gigabyte, and the biggest SSDs are still quite small in capacity
- if you tend to use the SSD heavily, SSDs wear faster, it is their nature.
- if there is a failure with disk, with SSDs the failures tend to be more catastrophic with a total data loss than with HDDs (depending on the failure of course).

So if you are unhappy with your HDD read/write speeds, move around your PC a lot (while it is running) and want your hard disks use less power, choose SSD.

If you want bigger capacity (cheaper price per megabyte) and data storage reliability, keep your HDD. Naturally you should still make backups of important data also from your HDDs, so maybe that is not such a big issue.

I still opt mostly for HDDs even as my primary drives due to their bigger capacity.

srmojuze
Level 10
iceballfunela wrote:
Hey guys! I have used my Asus G75VX since January and I love it!! However, there is just 1 problem... I didn't need blu-ray and 3D vision, so I got the cheaper version. It has a 5400-RPM Hitachi HDD inside. I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!


A decent SSD is VERY WORTH IT. Don't even waste time with normal HDD unless for say a 2nd hard drive for storing files etc. Asus gaming laptop with SSD... super fast. Game level loading is super fast.