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As for longevity its hard to speak for SSD's. I know Im going on 6 years with my Raptor right now though. That includes probably at least being formatted and reinstall OS's about 75-100 times. Maybe snag another Raptor and go Raid 0.
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Will I notice performance increase in games when I do this?
Games aren't terribly hard drive-dependent. You won't really see any increase in actual FPS. Loading times will be better, and transitions between maps might be smoother, but a hard drive won't really help with raw performance in games.
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Will I notice performance increase in games when I do this?
In the time it takes to load certain things yes. Large textures and the like and yes the controllers are built into the drive it's what really separates the drives from each other. That and whether they are NAND or SLC.
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Games aren't terribly hard drive-dependent. You won't really see any increase in actual FPS. Loading times will be better, and transitions between maps might be smoother, but a hard drive won't really help with raw performance in games.
All I know is that I noticed some slight lag on my 7200rpm disk wich I didn't see on the 10000rpm disk so it must mean something... maybe my old disk was too slow at reading data... I dunno... but I'm certain that performance increased a little ! Anyhow I'm persuaded to wait some more, not worth buying right now I guess (still too expensive). Maybe in the future.

Thanks for your replies though people !
It helped me realise that 10k is more then enough for now ^^
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It's not the speed, it's the access time 10k drives have the advantage over. My Green has higher transfer rates then my Raptor, but seeks much faster (not to mention it doesn't have to recover from sleep lol).
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I have had many SSD's and I have also had the 150 and 300gb Velociraptors... In my opinion, for a PC Gamer, the Velociraptor is a debatable option. They are very reliable, pretty quiet, and at this point, they have gone down in price enough to justify over a 7200 rpm drive (IMO). BUT, they are not that much faster than the standard 640gb Black Edition in game load times, or any PERCIEVED actions...

Now, having said that... if speed is at all important to you (especially in Windows), then a 128gb SSD will definitely make a difference. At this point a 150gb VRap is like $119 on Newegg, and a Gen 2 SSD is like ~$170-200 at the same place. Here's what you need to know:

-Windows will be percievably faster, and it will STAY that way... no defragging so long as TRIM is enable (google it if you don't know what it is)
-Much quicker boots/shut downs (if that matters to you). My SSD will bypass the blue "Welcome" screen in Windows 7, FYI
-Some games will load a lot quicker. I will almost always be the first person ready in TF2, SC2 loads about 5-10 seconds faster for me than my buddy with a 640 black, and Fallout 3/New Vegas maps all load in a couple seconds. There are also some games where map loading is more CPU dependant, so the SSD will not always make that big of a difference, but there will never, ever be a case where a HDD loads a game/map faster than an SSD.
-Dead silent (if that matters to you)
-Lower power, (again, if that matters to you)

I have Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Starcraft 2, Left for Dead 2, TF2, Office 2007, Steam, ITunes, and someother utilities and I still have like 68 gigs free on the SSD in my sig. As a gamer, an SSD is only worth it to me, if my games can be installed on it...

Hope this helps you!
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I have had many SSD's and I have also had the 150 and 300gb Velociraptors... In my opinion, for a PC Gamer, the Velociraptor is a debatable option. They are very reliable, pretty quiet, and at this point, they have gone down in price enough to justify over a 7200 rpm drive (IMO). BUT, they are not that much faster than the standard 640gb Black Edition in game load times, or any PERCIEVED actions...

Now, having said that... if speed is at all important to you (especially in Windows), then a 128gb SSD will definitely make a difference. At this point a 150gb VRap is like $119 on Newegg, and a Gen 2 SSD is like ~$170-200 at the same place. Here's what you need to know:

-Windows will be percievably faster, and it will STAY that way... no defragging so long as TRIM is enable (google it if you don't know what it is)
-Much quicker boots/shut downs (if that matters to you). My SSD will bypass the blue "Welcome" screen in Windows 7, FYI
-Some games will load a lot quicker. I will almost always be the first person ready in TF2, SC2 loads about 5-10 seconds faster for me than my buddy with a 640 black, and Fallout 3/New Vegas maps all load in a couple seconds. There are also some games where map loading is more CPU dependant, so the SSD will not always make that big of a difference, but there will never, ever be a case where a HDD loads a game/map faster than an SSD.
-Dead silent (if that matters to you)
-Lower power, (again, if that matters to you)

I have Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Starcraft 2, Left for Dead 2, TF2, Office 2007, Steam, ITunes, and someother utilities and I still have like 68 gigs free on the SSD in my sig. As a gamer, an SSD is only worth it to me, if my games can be installed on it...

Hope this helps you!
Hmm this pops up a question in mind, if this faster HDD loads faster and is less CPU dependant, doesn't this mean it might take stress away from you CPU? (in that case CPU's that have a hard time and might cause some lag, might end up causing less lag).
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post #18 of 18
A spinner won't give you more fps just faster load times. A game load into the ram then it wont load the game while you busy playing. With video editing 7200rpm drives are bit slow and can become a slight bottleneck if you got a fast cpu.
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