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I'm curious if anyone here actually regrets buying an SSD after installing it. I just pulled the trigger on my first (Vertex 3, thanks to newegg's OCZ/intel discount) and even though it hasn't even shipped yet, I already regret it!

I had always been on the "SSDs aren't worth the cost (yet)" bandwagon, but with the Vertex 3 reviews out and the 10% off coupon I figured now was as good a time as any to finally take the plunge. But as soon as I pressed the checkout button I was like... am I really paying that much just for faster boots and load times? Really?

Someone please convince me not to cancel this order.
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The only thing I hate about my SSD is that it made me hate my laptop and its "slow" performance.

I love mine and cant imagine my sig rig without it.
    
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You'll definitely notice the difference. I too wasn't convinced of their usefulness as people praise them to be. But you'll notice the difference just loading daily programs. It's hard to explain until you try it for yourself.

As for investing in a newer SSD maybe not so worth the cost, you'll find plenty of second hands on pc forums for sub 90 / 100 that would be a better deal.
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Ssd is more than faster load time. it quicker program load up.

More operations per minute.

You can multi task more, such as open a billizion programs up at one time, and have them pop up like cards in solitary.

regular hdd cant do that because the platters can keep up with the I/O.
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Don't even think about cancelling. It is not just about faster boot times or load times. It is an improvement on your system as a whole. I am using my desktop right now which does not have a SSD whereas my laptop does and I prefer to work on the laptop now. When you have multiple things going on at once you can feel the system slow down.

When I have windows updates running in the background along with Steam updates and I try to open a browser or explorer, it is slow and it starts to bother me. On an SSD it just works. Then again it is hard to go back to mechanical drive once you have an SSD
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Once you use an SSD as a boot drive, you will never go back.
It's impossible to describe how superior they really are. There is no reason to break down all the numbers and talk performance.

And I don't want to hear a damn thing about storage.
Its about speed. Not space.

It just makes everything immensely faster in every way.
Your OS just snaps you around executing your commands before you even click the mouse....no matter what is, or what your doing.
The complete overall experience of using a PC is amplified.
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Ummm it fricken PRINTS MONEY! It also can grant up to 3 wishes!!

In all seriousness the stability I think is worth the cost. Especially if for a laptop, the ability to not have any problems when say you drop and break your laptop that the SSD will not only be intact but all be able to boot up like normal with no loss of data.

With a HDD any slight amount of dropping will cause some problems. Also, it isn't just the read/write performance over say HDD it is the fact that like 3 years down the road most HDDs will die out and you will lose all of your data like happened to me on my last set of HDDs had them for 3 years one C:\\ and one D:\\ and then one day booted up said that they couldn't find the drives and I was like ! SSDs from what I understand will over time will lose some performance but as long as you don't hit that max amount of write cycles should last FOREEEEVVVVAAAA!!!!
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I'm curious if anyone here actually regrets buying an SSD after installing it. I just pulled the trigger on my first (Vertex 3, thanks to newegg's OCZ/intel discount) and even though it hasn't even shipped yet, I already regret it!

I had always been on the "SSDs aren't worth the cost (yet)" bandwagon, but with the Vertex 3 reviews out and the 10% off coupon I figured now was as good a time as any to finally take the plunge. But as soon as I pressed the checkout button I was like... am I really paying that much just for faster boots and load times? Really?

Someone please convince me not to cancel this order.
it also increases random reads and writes the os does while running so in essence you are getting more than fast boots and load times.

I'm still waiting for the corsair F40 to go on sale that 10 percent off wasn't enough off of the price for me.
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well vertex 3 just came out so it's expensive... imo for your first ssd, you dont need to spend that much, you can get a $99 microcenter ssd, or maybe a c300/vertex 2 and still see a night & day improvement from you hdd, and it wont break your wallet as much.. then you can upgrade in the future if needed.. the real world performance difference between a microcenter ssd and vertex 3 is negligible when you're comparing to hdd
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Not even a little bit.

It almost sickens me a bit that people pay hundreds more for super fast low timing RAM, ridiculous cases, hyper threading they may never use, and multiple graphics cards to get from 1000 FPS in benchmarks to 1100 FPS. I would much rather spend the money on things like load times, a second monitor, or even a nice computer chair lol. This is especially true if you already have a nice system.

Everybody has their own situation for justifying or not justifying an SSD purchase though. There isn't a single system that makes sense for everyone.
    
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