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    Default SSD drives

    If you are not yet using an ssd drive at these prices you should consider it, benefits are enoumous
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    i have the same evo drive and is great

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    Only $1685 for a 4TB one

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    this is what i have just put in mine great us$70

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    I run an SSD for the C drive with the operating systems and programs plus a bit of recent relevant files.
    I have another SSD that I use as the scratch disk for Photoshop and the other 4 Disks are conventional SATA spinny Drives. My machine is old as hell but with these SSD's and a HEAP of ram I have put in the thing, It's still does what I want just fine being I'm too old and complacent to play games.

    The photoshop files and work I do can be pretty heavy but I never notice the thing is slow. Biggest hangups I have is through the shitty Windoez operating system which will never be any different even in 20 years time I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george65 View Post
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    The photoshop files and work I do can be pretty heavy but I never notice the thing is slow. Biggest hangups I have is through the shitty Windoez operating system which will never be any different even in 20 years time I reckon.
    the scratch disk, does it help much? do you use illustrator too
    my mate has trouble with Ai as he uses the stupid twirl tool too much
    ive a got a 4690k @4ghz & 24gb ddr3 & a 1050 card in it, it still bogs eventually
    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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    Scratch Disk makes a BIG difference on big files. I do posters and things in high res for printing so nothing for a file I'm working on with layers to be 500M to 1 Gb. Biggest print I have done sop far is 6 Ft Square and that will kill nearly anything without a scratch disk. Can't say mine was speedy doing that with about a dozen layers but it was certainly the difference between doing it and crashing in a heap every time.

    The scratch disk saves the machine using all the memory to store the working layers/ files and the SSD being basically ram, makes a big difference. On smaller files up to say A4 or web res, probably wouldn't be that noticeable if you have decent Ram in the machine. Even with normal Drives and bigger files, The scratch disk makes a useful Difference.

    I don't use illustrator but if it can be set to a scratch disk and your mate is having speed problems, I'd definitely be getting an SSD and setting it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jma View Post
    Only $1685 for a 4TB one
    Cheap at twice the price, Time was when a 20Mb drive was $600.00!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    If you are not yet using an ssd drive at these prices you should consider it, benefits are enoumous
    I see they even a bit cheaper from another seller now

    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    I see they even a bit cheaper from another seller now

    they are good prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by fandtm666 View Post
    they are good prices
    Too good to be true, less than half the price the established retailers are selling for.....

    Probably Chinese copies........

    I'd be wary....

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    MSY and CentreCom stores sell the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB for $125.00. It's good that the prices are coming down, must get one myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by joezep View Post
    MSY and CentreCom stores sell the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB for $125.00. It's good that the prices are coming down, must get one myself
    Yeah, I bought mine for $150 from eBay.
    With the 20% off code, made it very attractive. But now you mention this, it's all about the same.
    Free Delivery also.

    Let's see if it's genuine :-(
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    any, ssd is better than none

    why do we need the NBN ? because the copper network is constipated & needs fibre

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