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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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reply to Boricua

Re: Ars Forecast: SSD prices will continue to slide

A lot of people are removing their optical drives in order to have an SSD and a HDD.

Too bad there is no hybrid solution like an optical drive with a built I HDD or SSD. However, with SATA controllers being one to one I don't see how that would work,....

Most people are OK with just dropping the optical drive anyway,....


pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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I have thought about getting an HD carriage for the optical bay in my laptop. Nice thing about the business units is that it would be hot-swappable with the optical drive (although I barely ever use it). In the end though I don't really have a use for the space, I mostly travel within Canada and the US and get by on Netflix while on the road. I kind of wish I could put some extra battery in there like you could with the old school bricks.


Octavean
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New York, NY
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Personally I don't really like laptops. I have a fairly new HP 17" (I forget the model) which I use when I cannot use a desktop. If I could use my desktop all the time I would probably never use a laptop. I have it with me now since I'm out of town but I'm using my iPad more and more for casual stuff.

If I were looking for a new laptop I would probably look for one with a mSATA slot so that I could have an SSD, HDD and optical drive. Admittedly I don't use an optical drive that much but I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.