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Archive | April 1, 2010

Deal of the day – Newegg has an upcoming SSD sale tomorrow 04/02/2010

I just saw this offer on Newegg‘s website and wanted to share it with you. It looks like Newegg will have a SSD sale tomorrow, 04/02/2010.  SSDs can be used to replace mechanical hard drives and have several advantages over them as speed, power consumption and reliability. The prices are still relatively high for the provided capacity, so the best deal at this point is to get a SSD smaller than 120GB and use it as a system drive.  You can also check my post:

To SSD or not ? How Intel X25-M Solid State Drive performs in a HTPC

for more information about how a SSD drive performs in a Home Theater PC.

Also, when used in notebooks, SSD drives will significantly increase the boot speed and battery life at the same time. Most of the applications will just take a second to start, including Microsoft Office.

Important: If you want to buy a SSD drive to use in a desktop computer, remember to also check if it comes with a 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter (retail boxes do). Otherwise, you will need to buy one separately.