Originally Posted by Trekkminster
Maybe I'm having a brain fart of something, but with solid state hard drives, would they still require a format before you go and start installing apps on it, or do you just plug and go? And with that if you had to format, how much drive space would you lose?
any storage media accepting plain user files needs formating; even your photo SD card is formated (FAT). Some media (e.g. usb flashes) are formatted automatically you never see. Solid state drives are no exception; you have to put a file system (NTFS, FAT, ...) on it so it can manage your files; it take some space but the big part of your lost space comes because for manufacturers, 1GB=1000MB=1000000KB=1000000000B, while in computer 1GB=1024MB=1024x1024KB=... that's why when the size of the drive is very big you seem to lose big space also; it's all a marketing business; i'm also waiting for these solid state hdd but even for the system partition (just 20/30GB) they're too expensif; maybe few more years... nalooti