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I'm a gamer so I own a 10k rpm HD and you clearly notice the diffirence compared with a standard 7k rpm HD.
Question is, are there faster HD's that do not cost too much and last longer?
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Solid State Drives

They can be had for less than $100 with about 64Gb of storage and they are much faster. You will notice a big difference from mechanical drives.

Most people use AHCI and put their OS and any other applications they use frequently.

They are slowly coming down in price and can be had for almost $1 per Gb now. Some of the best controllers are Crucial C300 and Sandforce 12xx.
Edited by Segovax - 4/27/11 at 1:52am
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Easy question.

SSD
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Originally Posted by Segovax;13289369 
Solid State Drives

They can be had for less than $100 with about 64Gb of storage and they are much faster. You will notice a big difference from mechanical drives.

Most people use AHCI and put their OS and any other applications they use frequently.

They are slowly coming down in price and can be had for almost $1 per Gb now. Some of the best controllers are Crucial C300 and Sandforce 12xx.

Are these controllers you refer to actual Solid state drive manufacturers?
Or do I need a controller to go with such a disk?
(even then, picture that I'd only use the disk to install my games on them and not windows, would my games go faster or does windows need to be on it to notice the diffirence?)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SXTC;13289423 
Are these controllers you refer to actual Solid state drive manufacturers?
Or do I need a controller to go with such a disk?
(even then, picture that I'd only use the disk to install my games on them and not windows, would my games go faster or does windows need to be on it to notice the diffirence?)

You would only put windows on it, unless you had several drives or one really large drive. Games take up space quickly and can fill a 64GB drive really fast. My 80GB only has windows and BC2 and a few benchmarks on it, I've got about 30GB free though.

EDIT- And the controller is built into the drive, it's what processes all the data for the drive. Sorta like the chipset of the drive.
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Put games and such on the HDD. Sticking them on the SSD might save a few seconds during load times, but that's a large price to pay considering the size of some games.
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post #7 of 18
yeah SSD the only hard drive like you described is a TRUE enterprise drive and they cost like 4x more per gb than consumer drives.


easy pickings just get a samsung spinpoint F3 1tb hdd for games it's decent performer and can be had for 60 bucks and goes on sale a lot. Then get an SSD i'd suggest the Corsair F40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=F3%201tb
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by jellis142;13289454 
Put games and such on the HDD. Sticking them on the SSD might save a few seconds during load times, but that's a large price to pay considering the size of some games.

That is just the thing, I never install more then 10 games at the same time and oftne clean my disk after removing games I'm done with.
So basicly I'd only require about 80-120GB.

Is it recommended by a gamer such as myself or do you advice staying with my current 10k rpm disk?
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My vote? Get a 64Gb SSD for Windows, keep everything else on the VR.
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My vote? Get a 64Gb SSD for Windows, keep everything else on the VR.

Will I notice performance increase in games when I do this?
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