SSD in a extra forum ?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by sascha h-k, Jul 17, 2009.

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SSD's in it's own forum ?

  1. yes, would be fine

    22.7%
  2. no, whatfore

    77.3%
  1. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    #1
    would it be a good idea to have a SSD forum for it's own?

    thanx for voting !
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    #3
    I vote no but I refuse to use the poll because I am unsure what "whatfore" is.
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'd recomment a storage sub-forum

    SSD is too narrow.

    A storage forum would be used for discussion about RAID, SSD, Optical (Blu-ray etc) and more.

    That would be better IMO.
     
  5. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the subject is common enough to demand it's own forum. Also I think it is better for people to use the hardware forums for machine-specific problems/questions about SSDs.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That's a little too specific, don't you think?
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Sure, we could make it a sub forum of the "Macs made in October 1986" forum.
     
  8. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    A hard drive/ssd forum would be nice, but not necessary.
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Op I don't understand why you think it would stand on its own? As of now its mentioned in conjunction with their respective parent topics (i.e. in the forum relating to the hardware group).

    SSD's are still a bit too expensive (for the good ones) so the mass won't have adopted them yet. Most of the people using things like x25-m's in their MBP's and Mac Pros are used to solving their own problems.
     
  10. musiklov3r macrumors newbie

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    Seems like a reasonable suggestion to me. Although I haven't contributed much to these forums, I did experience the process of searching through them extensively before I made the transition to SSD drives.

    There are a lot of minor issues for those of us who are interested in making the ssd switch to research such as:

    Which drives/controllers have stutter issues?
    What adaptors will work in a Mac Pro?
    What's the best way to clone the existing operating system drive without losing authorizations of installed apps (I still haven't figured this one out yet)?

    Plus there are questions like the following:

    When will the next generation be released driving current prices significantly lower and providing options for improved performance?
    Does it make sense to raid a system drive with a pair of ssd's or just use one?
    What firmware updates are available and what positive or negative impacts will they make?

    Finally, I wonder what kind of performance difference streaming samples off of a ssd drive would make for music software or other applications that are disk intensive. Is this just one of many questions those interested in SSD's might have?

    Would others have the same types of questions as SSD prices become more reasonable? Would it make sense to have all of these topics in one easy to find location?
     
  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    What was there before Hard Drives, floppy disks?

    Well, when Hard Drives came out, was there (in any forum) a different section just for Hard Drives?
     
  12. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    As hard drives have been around since 1956, we'll probably never know…
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I think we need an Apple Newton forum. Seriously. :p
     

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