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#3868926 - 11/28/13 07:49 PM Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal *****  
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I spotted this one this morning during some holiday shopping.

If you want one, you can't beat this price.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-2-5-Inch-Z...rds=seagate+ssd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820248016

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#3869184 - 11/29/13 03:15 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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Thanks for the tip. I stepped up to a 500GB Samsung as a result of checking out your tip and, thus, looking at the other SSD deals. For my new SSD, I noted the same price at both Amazon and Newegg.


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#3869190 - 11/29/13 03:38 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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#3869331 - 11/29/13 10:18 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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Just got one, too good of a deal to pass up. I almost bought a Crucial m500 240GB a few weeks ago for the same price; but decided to hold off. The Seagate seems to perform just a little better anyways

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#3870345 - 12/02/13 01:50 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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I upgraded my GTX 570 to a 770 for $200 (after selling my 570), but that's my upgrade for 2013.

An SSD is next on my list, but not until some time in 2014 at my current (low) rate of pay. I want to put all my games on it, not Windows. I don't really have a problem with my boot times or Windows ops, it's certain games that have streaming HD access like flight sims or Skyrim and their ilk that have hitching and stutters during gameplay that I want to eliminate.





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#3870376 - 12/02/13 03:02 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
..HD access like flight sims or Skyrim and their ilk that have hitching and stutters ...


FWIW, I put Skyrim on my SSD and "thought" I noticed a small improvement. Thing is, with a better GPU that I bought since then, even that small improvement seems to have disappeared -- in that I no longer need SSD for any games. So none are on SSD anymore, and I don't notice stutter (in games I play -- could be in others, of course).

On that note: Due to the cyber-sale price of $99 at Newegg, I just ordered a Seagate 2TB hybrid HDD (has 8GB of SSD built in). They claim the firmware tracks your usage and puts the "most used" stuff on the SSD part. They claim it will "automatically" do pretty much all that's needed to get the advantages of SSD -- without the cost or reduced storage.

Sounds too good to be completely true -- its an experiment -- we'll see smile


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#3870418 - 12/02/13 04:22 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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Ive only used a SSD for a small time as my OS/Boot Drive/Suite Drive,

For quick loading of Windows and Photo/Video Suites,
So its a Primary Active Partition, Holds Windows Folder, Photo/Video Suites, RAMDrive Image.

RAM Drive Image Consists of TEMP Folder, Page File, Suite Scratch Drive, Internet Cache Folder, The Small Linux/Android VMs As well.


So,
Ram-Drive + SSD = Fast Fast.

1. Windows Will Load Fast from the SSD

2. Then the RamDisk Image will Load Fast from the SSD to the Ram.

3. RAMDisk will take the Blunt of the System Read/Writes during Uptime,

4. During Shutdown RAMDrive Image Saves back to SSD Alot Quicker than Traditional HDD.

Traditional HDD Holds Games and random programs that dont load a lot to open.

For MP Games, Its pointless to use a SSD for Load Times, as youd have to wait for everyone else in most games anyway. A Properly Maintained 7200RPM Drive should spool textures fine.

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#3870450 - 12/02/13 05:02 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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Interesting blend of SSD and Ramdrive. Used that way, Ramdrive sounds practical -- assuming an application needs the speed. I may try it someday on 16GB system; but, mostly I run things that run well on an HD -- my SSD purchases are "just to have an up to date system".


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#3870468 - 12/02/13 05:26 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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RAMDrive is alot quicker than an SSD, over 5000mb/sec read/write on average.

I just had it set to house all the temp folders to save Reads/Writes on the SSD, a 2-3GB RAMDrive, move all Browser Caches over to it, as well as temp files.


ASRock has a Free Utility for ASRock boards,
AMD Offers theirs for free under 4GB,
but I think for BlackFriday/Cyber Monday they are offering the 32 GB Version for $9.99.

There's other free/payware Apps that will make ram drives.


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#3870574 - 12/02/13 08:04 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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Newegg has the 64GB download version of AMD RAMdisk for $16.99


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#3870586 - 12/02/13 08:20 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Phoenix]  
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you'd have to have like 70+ GB to Fully use it.

With my ASRock board the supplied software allows me to do whatever I want.


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#3870614 - 12/02/13 08:56 PM Re: Seagate 240GB SSD for $129 - Black Friday deal [Re: Allen]  
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Originally Posted By: Allen
Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
..HD access like flight sims or Skyrim and their ilk that have hitching and stutters ...


FWIW, I put Skyrim on my SSD and "thought" I noticed a small improvement. Thing is, with a better GPU that I bought since then, even that small improvement seems to have disappeared -- in that I no longer need SSD for any games. So none are on SSD anymore, and I don't notice stutter (in games I play -- could be in others, of course).

On that note: Due to the cyber-sale price of $99 at Newegg, I just ordered a Seagate 2TB hybrid HDD (has 8GB of SSD built in). They claim the firmware tracks your usage and puts the "most used" stuff on the SSD part. They claim it will "automatically" do pretty much all that's needed to get the advantages of SSD -- without the cost or reduced storage.

Sounds too good to be completely true -- its an experiment -- we'll see smile


I've not experienced much in Skyrim EXCEPT when the autosave kicks in and the whole thing pauses for a second. When I first get in the cockpit in DCS I get a lot of HD access as well, and it's annoying.

Worst was last night playing Dead Island Riptide I loaded a new map and no joke had almost constant HD access (it flickered OFF as much as most games flicker ON) as I was going around. It basically got unplayable at one point. Now this is some kind of logging bug unique to DI (it starts verbose logging like crazy), but the point is more that if my HDD was faster it wouldn't have been a problem.



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