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    Default SSD Upgrade Q&A

    1. Is it okay to partition an SSD? Let say I bought a 256GB SSD and I want to divide it into several partitions. One for the running the OS, another for storing system image backup and other files (e.g. videos and mp3).

    2. Does SSD require a power cable connected to the PSU?

    3. Does an SSD using NTFS file system require defragmentation once in a while?

    4. How long is the lifespan of SSD? Is it longer than HDD?

    5. I heard that the read-write speed of SSD will become slower after a few years. After that what happens? Can I make the SSD faster again by reformatting it or get a new one?

    6. Can a SSD crash like a HDD would? If it can, then I still have retain an external HDD for backup purpose.

    7. My mobo only supports SATA2 (3Gb/s). Is it good enough for SSD?

    8. Any signs of manufacturers are starting to produce 3.5" SSD specifically for the desktop?

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    Default Re: SSD Upgrade Q&A

    USsd's are just the same as hdd's regarding partitioning,formatting,they are more reliable due to no moving parts,they come with 2.5 to 3.5 inch adaptors to fit desktop pc cases,

    One thing you should NEVER do to an ssd and that is defragment it! Instead you should enable trim and it will keep the ssd running tip top

    I would hold off a little on buying just yet as the newer sata3 ssd's will be released using new sandforce controllers

    If you don't have sata3 ports then you can either buy a pcie sata3 card or stick to sata2, ssd's like ocz vertex 2e and corsair force f60 are ideal
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    Default Re: SSD Upgrade Q&A

    You are correct, never defrag an SSD. But I am content with my Ocz Vertex 2 at 250mbs a sec, I dont need any more speed than that.
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    Default Re: SSD Upgrade Q&A

    Even though the read-write speed have slowed down, data integrity is not affected right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    USsd's are just the same as hdd's regarding partitioning,formatting,they are more reliable due to no moving parts,they come with 2.5 to 3.5 inch adaptors to fit desktop pc cases,

    One thing you should NEVER do to an ssd and that is defragment it! Instead you should enable trim and it will keep the ssd running tip top

    I would hold off a little on buying just yet as the newer sata3 ssd's will be released using new sandforce controllers

    If you don't have sata3 ports then you can either buy a pcie sata3 card or stick to sata2, ssd's like ocz vertex 2e and corsair force f60 are ideal


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    Default Re: SSD Upgrade Q&A

    Trim is automatically enabled with win7 as long as you are NOT using a multi SSD raid array.
    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER save your backups or images on your SSD boot drive.

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