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  • The DataRat

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    The 128-gig model is $500 …way out of my price range, and way too expensive for 128-gigs !

    These things shall be ~great~ once prices come down. They’re the
    future of PC storage ! But a 64-gig drive is too small, and the 128-gig drive too expensive.

    When the 128-gig model sells for the current price of a 64-gig model, I’ll definitely buy one. Nice thing about computer parts: You can always count on future versions being both ~better~ and ~cheaper~ !

    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    You mean you need 128GB overall or that much for system disk alone?

    For me 64Gb is perfectly fine for system drive. If I really had to I might have even fit everything I need on it (it’s entertainment that eats space, not serious stuff).

    By the way I also bought new media drive with SSD – 2.5″ 500GB hard drive (model listed in table in post). May be more expensive per GB than 3.5″ drives but much more compact and quiet.

    Now I only need fitting case to buy mini-itx motherboard and pack my desktop in tight small form factor.

  • The DataRat

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    “You mean you need
    128GB overall or
    that much for system
    disk alone ?”

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    No. I mean that 64-gigs is too little to mess with. Anything
    under 128-gigs being a waste of a perfectly good hard drive
    connector ! ( And I’d only consider 128-gigs for a spectacular
    drive …like an SSD. Normally I wouldn’t think of anything
    less than 500-gigs when adding/replacing a storage drive. )

    Yeah, an OS will fit on 64-gigs IF YOU WANT TO DEDICATE AN
    ENTIRE PHYSICAL DRIVE TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM. But then there’s
    proggies which insist on installing themselves in the system
    drive. And accumulating DLL’s and other application-related
    system files. Pretty soon 64-gigs gets filled up.

    Having your OS on a different physical drive than the drive
    containing applications is, of course, ideal. But in a day
    when hard drives can be a terabyte, or bigger, 64-gig drives
    are ridiculously small !

    128-gigs being where I draw the line. Arbitrary, yes. Yet, even
    as a system drive, 64-gigs is barely adequate.

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    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    I am not infected with thirst for gigabytes. :) My current storage is only these 64GB SSD + 500GB HDD. Heh, I have about 1TB worth of drives just lying around unconnected.

    Yes, it’s more easy than ever to get multy-terabyte storage in desktop PC. But why bother if I don’t need that much.

    Currently I have 40GB used on SSD – that is WindowsXP, all of my software (portable and setup packages) and ~15GBs of recent anime and such.

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