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by Willy - 4/6/12 7:10 AM
In Reply to: Old computer with SSD? by linuxrobbie
First, you're better off just getting a new laptop as yours is already 6yrs. old. You get all the "new generation" stuff and have a s/w bundle to decide to keep or not. Have the warranty and just be new in general and since you used Win7, not be a great leap into OS features.
SSD, maybe a great speed enhancer, but it seems to have longevity issues and what is good for one co. isn't carried across to others and/or just lags overall. When they fail, they fail and there isn't too much the end-user can do, but replace. While "hybrid HDs" are seemly the answer, as they're a cross between a std. HD and SSD, so you get there in one way or another. If you buy a laptop, you should see what you're getting or option for a HD you want besides the std. option and in many cases that's possible. SSD, do add more cost though, so be aware of that. If you go SSD, it needn't be a large one for OS purposes but you need to pay attentions to any future s/w installs, so 128Gb maybe the best SSD to get. Brands, sorry they all seem to act alike, but Intel or Crucial based do well, but get the premium models.
As for partitions, I would go for 2, but you seem to want dual OSes here as well and all I can offer is go with what makes you comfortable. Since, you've experienced this already, redo it all again. I do suggest don't over-complicate it all, if a problem arises, the more difficult it becomes to resolve.
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