Consensus of using FD on a SSD

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Acadia, Nov 22, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,048
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    What is the overall view or opinion of the members here who swear by FD, with using it on a solid state drive? I just ordered a new system, Win7 Home Premium, 64-bit, that has a ssd, Intel 520 series. If I decide to continue with FD, archives will be stored on and recovered from mechanical drives.

    Thanks,
    Acadia
     
  2. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2003
    Posts:
    722
    Location:
    Toronto
    My quick answer is: I really like my SSDs and certainly won't give up FD.

    If your question is related to SSD reliability and FD, it won't be FD that wears out the SSD.

    Mandatory - FD-ISR for all the usual reasons:
    I keep two FD snaps on C (120GB SSD Sata 3), pri/sec,
    plus an online archive on G (60GB SSD Sata2) = the sec. snap on C,
    plus multiple archives on two offline hot swap HDDs.

    Apart from a bad SSD that had to be RMA'd after 55 days (Mar 2011), all my SSDs are working reliably and I love the speed.


    Optional - drive imaging app just to avoid having to actually install [W7 + FD] on a new drive if you ever need/want to.
     
  3. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Posts:
    4,048
    Location:
    SouthCentral PA
    Thank you, JW, and just to let you know, it is indeed working beautifully. :cool:

    Acadia
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.