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HP ProtectSmart is this worth considering buying a laptop for?


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#1 nbtseven

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:05 PM

To start off I have kids and animals. So, anyone with either of those knows accidents happen often.

I saw this advertised on HP for their hard drives. Does it really do what it states? Is this a feature worth really considering when buying a laptop? Does anyone else offer this? How does it work? I know a lot of questions. I just want to make sure I have all the right information before purchasing a laptop.

Now HP is not at the top of my want list, but if this feature is really what it states then maybe it should be? Right now I am really considering a VAIO. Yet cannot make up my mind.

Thank you all for your help.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

Its definetly a nice feature, though something buying a Solid state drive would solve. Personally, as far as laptops go I prefer HP and would definetly go that route-this feature or not. IF it works, Id say its worth the money, but I havent seen it in use personally nor tested it, I would buy a HP laptop mainly cuz I like HP laptops.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for the reply. I will keep looking into HP and see what I find.

On a side note nice to see a fellow Wyomingite.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:04 AM

We are few and far between :whistle: probably cuz its so :cold: here but thats ok :D

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:26 AM

Okay, I had a look - it seems like something an SSD would be better suited for (as patriot said), as SSDs are not affected by bumps and knocks.
If you decide to grab an SSD, let me know and i'll try and help you out with the choosing phase.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:24 AM

I was kind of looking at the SSD, explain this more please.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:24 PM

Ssd stands for solid state drive it uses a form of flash memory instead of platters so it isn't as susceptible to hard falls or bangs as a regular drive as their are no moving parts. The downside is they are extremely expensive and aren't very large with the biggest being around 250 gigs on average

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