just flicked " Owner Rob" some paypal funds for a download so will post back when reloaded
i have the option of a :
Seagate Momentus 750GB drive
or a 128GB ssd
will opt for the 750GB unless you think the performance boost of the ssd will outweigh the lower storage capacity ?
and comments thanks
In my opinion, it would depend on what you use your toughbook for. In my case, I use it for work and don't need space for games, music, videos or other useless junk. I keep that stuff on my desktop systems at home. Also since my toughbooks have 3G internet at all times , anything else I need can be pulled from my servers which I keep connected to as virtual sshfs drives.
The second point is having a high performance 7200RPM drive in a unit that I know will get banged around out on the field does not inspire much confidence in me, despite the foam bumpers. With a SSD, I am more likely to break the toughbook itself before I lose files if it gets in an accident.
The last point is the performance is rather good. Even with a slower Kingston v300 I can boot Linux in under 10 seconds on a mark 2. But I hear that the Momentus is no slouch either. This really depends on your own tolerance for waiting around for things to boot, moving files or scrounging around a large un-cached database.