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Default Best bang for the buck storage configuration? - 09-09-2009, 04:57 PM

I have a DM9, 2GB RAM, 16GB Dell SSD, OSX.

I need more disk space. So, I'm considering:

1) 64GB ST 80/40 RW SSD from Newegg ($189) not available until 9/30
2) 32GB ST 80/40 RW SSD from Newegg ($109) + 32GB class 4 SDHC from Amazon (~$80)

It seems to me that the 64GB SSD might be worth waiting for. I get the same amount of storage (and higher performance) for the same amount of money and leave the SD slot available for future expansion. Does this make sense or is there a better option to consider? I'm starting to regret that I upgraded the SSD on my original order from Dell. I guess I can always use it to play around with Windows 7.
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Default 09-09-2009, 05:03 PM

That is expensive (which is why I am glad the 10v can use a standard HDD instead of a SSD. I cannot justify sacrificing the storage for "speed" and "less noise". Also, SSDs are priced ridiculously... the cost/Gb is outlandish!)

By the way, are you making sure you are looking at the half-mini PCI SSDs for the Mini 9? You do not wanna end up ordering the wrong one and having it not fit!


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Default 09-09-2009, 05:03 PM

If it were me and the money was secondary, I'd get the 64GB drive and leave the SD open.


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Default 09-09-2009, 05:05 PM

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If it were me and the money was secondary, I'd get the 64GB drive and leave the SD open.
I agree with this. If money was not an issue, then I would wait for a 64Gb SSD and leave the SD slot for other purposes...

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Default 09-09-2009, 05:22 PM

If I needed more OS/app space, I'd get a larger SSD. If I needed more media storage space, I'd get a big SDHC card.

But if you're a photographer who needs the card reader open, then just get a big SSD.


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Default 09-09-2009, 06:25 PM

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If I needed more OS/app space, I'd get a larger SSD. If I needed more media storage space, I'd get a big SDHC card.

But if you're a photographer who needs the card reader open, then just get a big SSD.
The best solution is 128 GB SSD. Leave the card slot open.
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Default 09-09-2009, 06:43 PM

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The best solution is 128 GB SSD. Leave the card slot open.
The "best" solution costs more than twice as much as my Mini 9 did. So, I don't think I'll be getting one just yet


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Default 09-09-2009, 09:06 PM

Look for the thread talking about the 'new' double wide ST drives. It explains how to get a pretty good price thru bing cashback and buying from eWiz. I only paid about $148 for my 64 G double wide when I bought it.


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Default 09-09-2009, 09:10 PM

HAHA . . . I agree. The "best" solution is a bit too pricey for me. The 32GB SSD plus cost of a decent 32GB SDHC is pretty close to the price for the 64GB SSD. So, it looks like I wait for that.

I have to admit that, when I ordered my DM9, I didn't know the 10v would run OSX completely. I thought the DM9 was the only one to do that. In hindsight, I might have gone that way (although there may be other tradeoffs I'm unaware of). But, what's done is done. And the little sucker is so cute!!
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Default 09-09-2009, 09:38 PM

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But, what's done is done. And the little sucker is so cute!!
And it has a much better track pad than the 10v in OS X.


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