SSD Choices

Discussion in 'HP TouchSmart TM2 (Wacom)' started by Xerott, Mar 23, 2010.

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What size SSD did you go with?

  1. >32 GB

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  2. 40 - 48 GB

    1 vote(s)
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  3. 60 - 64 GB

    12 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. 80 GB

    17 vote(s)
    18.9%
  5. 100 GB

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  6. 120 - 128 GB

    28 vote(s)
    31.1%
  7. 160 GB

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  8. 200 GB

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  9. 250 - 256 GB

    13 vote(s)
    14.4%
  10. 500 GB<

    7 vote(s)
    7.8%
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  1. touchytm2

    touchytm2 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Where were you during all the other SSD discussions? :cool:

    And the review sites all fail at mentioning this fact as well. It is definitely snappier, but I have never bought an SSD before so I don't know what to expect. It seems that it does have a cache.

    It is likely possible that you had the 1st gen without TRIM. "Below the Intel controller is a single 32MB Micron 133MHz SDRAM that is used for the cache of the drive. The chip is labeled 48LC16M16A2-75."

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1111/3/
     
  2. fatestkid

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    Intel x25-v got it for $140, works for me.

    8 GB windows 7
    8 Gb programs (this is being very very liberal for me)
    4 Gb Data (again liberal)

    I must mention that I have yet to recieve my SSD or my TM2 (1 more day). This is gonna be one mean note taking machine lol
     
  3. prevenge

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    ARGH. I want an SSD so much now. This is killing me. Have been reading Anandtech's article on the situation [well, the third one].
    ...
    Perhaps after the summer ends I will buy the OCZ Vertex 30GB one for $80. That's what it is on newegg right now. Or the Intel budget one for $125? ...
    All I need the space for is videogames [which make me not do homework] and music [which I have an 32 GB iPod for]. ...But I want those things!
    AGHHHH.
    Screw SSD's. ... This is disappointing. Well, more frustrating than disappointing. Is it worth not having, say, a good 100GB of programs with you that you'll never use? Or music? What would you, oh SSD users, give up to continue to use your SSD?

    *edit*
    OK, apparently it would cost like $220 for me to get a good SSD. Oh well, unless I magically get money ... that is not happening for a long while. :p
     
  4. soeharyo

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    Question:

    How many hard drives can the tm2 support? If the answer is two, or more.... may I get a small capacity ssd just for booting and then use my hdd for storing music and games?
     
  5. Dave_S

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    I've just swapped my hard disk for a SSD and it doesn't look like there's room or connections for a second drive.
     
  6. soeharyo

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    d'oh... that's too bad. thanks anyways.
     
  7. Mtnbiker

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    What's a good size/brand/model choice for a student who will be using their tablet solely for school (ie annotating pdf and powerpoints, wordprocessing, interweb browsing)? I'll either get the 2740p or X201T if that makes a difference.

    I was leaning towards an 80 gig Intel X-25, but those come in different flavors as well, don't they?
     
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    In the tm2 if you order without 3G there is a spare 54mm mini pci-e slot that would physically take one of the ssds designed for netbooks. I believe they compare to a kingston V ssd however they are pricey and there is no guarantee that it would work - in fact I would go as far to say I would be very surprised if it did.

    I have a quick question. If I opted for a 1.8 SSD for my tm2 would it work. I realise it would be small for the bay but is the sata connector the same size?
    Personally looking to get a 160GB intel G3 when they arrive later this year.
     
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  10. Mtnbiker

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    I saw that, thanks for posting it. I'm sorry I missed the X-25M sale at superbiz, that was a great price. Since I don't have the tablet yet, there's no huge rush to get it... but I want to be ready to buy when I see a good deal pop up.
     
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