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Intel 510 250gb SSD, bad for gamers?

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Ive read a ton of reviews, but still not understanding all ive read.

It has great throughput, sequential, but I guess random is what gamers need?

Is this a hardware limitation or can firmware fix this?

I really want intel as OCZ has horrible failure rates. Looking at the M4 its also nice, but still, would rather stick with a company like intel.

Anyones thoughts, issues etc.
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Intel in their SSD's focus more on file transfers etc. Crucial M4 has faster read speeds but slower write speeds (good for games). OCZ same situation however they have some pretty fast read/write speeds.

Personally I went with the M4, and I love it. Keep in mind however your gaming is more GPU/CPU hardly any hard drive.. so most games will not directly benefit from SSD's.
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For games, when loading or going to next chapter it will be of some advantage. During gaming/while playing, SSDs will not be any faster.
 
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Yeah, SSD's will make some load screens pop up faster, but really Windows boot/shut down is where they really shine. There are so few games with massive waits in between maps/levels that it really is hard to tell a huge difference between an SSD and a fast 7200 rpm HDD. Even online multiplayer games like TF2... I load the maps first, but the round won't start until another 60 seconds or so after the fact... so instead of waiting at a loading screen, you wait in the base.

As far as I have been able to assess, I think that the only game that truely makes good use of an SSD is something like WoW... but I don't play MMOs so I can't tell you my impressions. I have seen s side by side you tube video of a HDD and an Intel SSD loading the game and into a level and the difference is quite significant.

With the games I play, TF2, SC2, L4D2... hardly any difference VS my buddy who has a 640gb Black Ed.
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Ok thats what I thought, accessing files etc, large ones things like that the Intel would be great. Which is what Im looking for.

Thanks for the info.
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