Is a 1TB SSD reliable?

Discussion in 'Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones' started by McNicholas, May 19, 2017.

  1. McNicholas

    McNicholas New Member

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    Hey there,

    I am about to buy a new laptop for a college program, going back to school.
    The laptop I want is a Dell XPS 15.
    The program is saying I need a 1TB hd.
    If I get a laptop with a small SSD and a large HD, it will take up battery room, which I don't want.

    My question is,
    Is a 1TB SSD safe and reliable? I've heard and read mixed things about large ssd's.
    I am ok spending the money on a big SSD if it means I dont have to use an external HD.

    Thanks!
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    What source specifically?
     
  3. McNicholas

    McNicholas New Member

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    Well, mostly just reading different forums and sites on the internet. There is so much mixed stuff out there.
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Does not compute!! A second drive will not take up battery space.
     
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  5. McNicholas

    McNicholas New Member

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    I've done quite a bunch of research on the XPS models and going with a regular HD with the small ssd will cut down on the battery size. Check their website and XPS configurations
     
  6. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Oh I think what you mean is battery endurance.
     
  7. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Thats what I'm thinking too. Batteries are on the top while hard drives are stored on the bottom of the back cover.
     
  8. TheWildCat

    TheWildCat New Member

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    I have a 1TB SSD on my desktop, works just fine.
    500GB on the laptop.
     
  9. McNicholas

    McNicholas New Member

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    No I don't mean endurance. With a ssd and a Hd, it cuts the battery size down which then makes it a 56kwh battery instead of a 97kwh battery. If I get the configuration with just the m.2 ssd, then it will have room for the larger 97kwh battery.
     

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