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Old 13th May 2009, 11:44   #1
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Default DUH! Question of the day: Is it worth upgrading your notebook to an SSD drive?

OCZ sent me one of their fancy new Hypersonic notebooks around this time last year and today it is still quite a powerhouse for what I do with it, especially considering its size. People often mistake it for a netbook, but then see how quick she runs with its speedy Intel mobile Core 2 Duo T9300 and 4GB of memory. I usually upgrade notebooks regularly (once a year), but this baby still delivers quite a punch. But what could we do to give it extra boost?

We decided to run some tests and see if it would be worthwhile or not upgrading our notebook from a standard notebook hard disk drive to a shiny new SSD - in particular, the Intel X25-M 80GB SATA drive. And don't worry, we upgraded to the latest Intel firmware for its X18 and X25 series of SSD drives, which is designed to improve performance.

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Old 13th May 2009, 11:45   #2
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Of course it is!
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A better question:

Why is Intel not pushing this drive into OEM PCs and why aren't OEMs asking Intel for it?
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because OEMs are all about cost; and adding a $300 drive in a $500-700 device is not really smart choice at this point in time
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Old 13th May 2009, 16:31   #5
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there are many devices above 1k and there you need a good reason for people to buy them

Especially if you are Dell, you need a USP and you got a system where such an OPTION does not cause a lot of cost.
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SSDs have been an option for Dell systems since last summer
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Old 13th May 2009, 17:24   #7
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yes, but you don't know what you are getting

By using brand name SSDs that have been proven to be fast, you make your offer more attractive.
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Dell customers don't have a clue what SSDs are good or bad; Dell sales people don't know; end result: makes zero difference
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