PC for boss

New PC for boss,

  • SSD!

    Votes: 23 100.0%
  • Western Digital Black!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

Entilza

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So building a PC for my boss,

I want something durable, should I just go with the western digital 1TB Black drive or one of the intel SSD's with a 5 year warranty..
 

kindasmart

Gawd
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So building a PC for my boss,

I want something durable, should I just go with the western digital 1TB Black drive or one of the intel SSD's with a 5 year warranty..

1) Build your __BOSS__ a kick ass machine with a mechanical hard disk drive.
2) Three months later "tweak" machine for speed. INSTALL A SSD.
3) Look like a genius.
4) ?
5) Profit!!!
 

drklu

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The only shitty thing is cost, you'll be getting a 128gb SSD for around the same price as a 1TB give or take. I am constantly filling up my 128gb so that may irritate him. If it were me I would opt for at least a 256gb, it all depends on what he's using it for.
 

Chimay

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SSD for local machine.. have boss use network share for storage. That way you backup everything!
 

rtangwai

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Depends on the boss - if you are in the same situation as Dilbert you can tell your boss he's getting a tablet and then give him an "Etch-A-Sketch" :D
 

Entilza

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Thanks guys, some good guesses.

Yes all of the data is stored on the network so a small HDD is fine.

I can always re-install fairly fast if I ever have to replace the SDD.

I built 2 workstation PC's at work last year but decided to go with the caviar blacks, they are rock solid since.

I guess I was worried about SDD reliability but yer right there is no turning back and I think he'll appreciate the speed and won't care if it ever had to be re-installed.
 

thedge

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After having SSDs as the primary hard drive it will be a very very frigid day in hell before I go back to a spinning disk. Any spinning disk.
 

ToddW2

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It's 2013 there's no way any custom built PC should have a spinner as the OS drive ;)
 

Nenu

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Have a good backup routine regardless of drive type.
 

REDYOUCH

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Just build it...

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Nate7311

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Thanks guys, some good guesses.

Yes all of the data is stored on the network so a small HDD is fine.

I can always re-install fairly fast if I ever have to replace the SDD.

I built 2 workstation PC's at work last year but decided to go with the caviar blacks, they are rock solid since.

I guess I was worried about SDD reliability but yer right there is no turning back and I think he'll appreciate the speed and won't care if it ever had to be re-installed.

Since it won't be much of a factor since most data will be on the network, but for bang-for the buck comparison, Seagate's Hybrid drives have treated me quite well in builds and laptop upgrades for those that want extended capacity in a single drive.
 

Hagrid

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After having SSDs as the primary hard drive it will be a very very frigid day in hell before I go back to a spinning disk. Any spinning disk.
Just the mention of it made me throw up a little.... :D

To the OP, 256gb would be good even if you think he might not come close to filling a 128gb.
 
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