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Post Date: 2012-06-14

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    Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 6:57am
So I'm in the works for getting a build up and running and I have a question regarding HDD.  I've read here and had recommendations to go with a solid-state hard-drive for faster performance and use a second standard HDD for music, video, photo, back-up, etc.  I assume that if I already have a 1TB external HDD that I could forego the internal multimedia HDD.  This is probably a simple question for most all of you but I'm rather a noob with computers.
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An external HDD will work just fine. 
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  Quote blankcc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 9:11am
Thanks!  Thoughts on the Corsair v. Intel model 520 v. Intel model 510? 
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Hi blankcc,

Intel did not do a good job with the 510 and you should not consider it. The 520 is a much better choice.

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The 520 is amazing. From pressing the on button to fully booted, it takes about 16 or 17 seconds. The official boot time is probably about 7 or 8 seconds. Also, the Corsair has a 3 year warranty, while the 520 has a 5 year warranty.
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  Quote blankcc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 6:41am
Thank you for this very helpful information.  I will stick with the 520!
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Nice choice. It is a great SSD.
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