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 Are modern SSDs worth the price if you use Linux?

Read the full review by Kyle Rankin in the October, 2011 issue of Linux Journal.

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So true, and some extra advise

roalt's picture

Shawn, you're comments are well-received. I just bought my first SSD (I picked up the Crucial m4 128GB) and it's the best invention sinced sliced bread. I too chose not to buy the cheapest/GB or the faster/most expensive one. Another reason for picking this one are the good reviews and this one does not use the SandForce controller that have bad reputation on reliability. Although those issues should be fixed right now.

Another tip: Watch your eye open for firmware updates: these updates may increase the speed of your drive significantly. But make sure you back-up your drive before applying a firmware update (you never know...).

Welcome to our silly new world!

Janne's picture

People don't want to read anymore. In a few years we will have Linux Journal as video. The paper version is already gone...

What a silly video. 2:45

Anonymous's picture

What a silly video. 2:45 takling could be replaced by a few lines of text that would take all of 30 seconds to read.

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