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Just got my Crucial M4 yesterday, and so far I'm really struggling to notice the difference between my spinpoint F3 and the M4. Yea I've not got a Sata6G/bs Motherboard but It should still be faster than the HDD.

So far I've noticed the following:
Windows loads alot faster.
Programs installed onto the SSD load very quickly.
Everything else just the same.

Anyone else encounter this?
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May I ask what you were expecting ?
Try to install wow on your ssd and load your character.
Now you'll see what an SSD is for.
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I was expecting games and stuff to load faster from the SSD but I was playing shogun 2 which I had moved across using steam mover and well It didnt load much faster than It did from the HDD.
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post #4 of 21
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May I ask what you were expecting ?
Try to install wow on your ssd and load your character.
Now you'll see what an SSD is for.
lol not everyone plays wow..
post #5 of 21
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lol not everyone plays wow..
HAHAHAHAHAHAH this made me LOL...



Anyway SSDs have to be optimized dont they.....
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
HAHAHAHAHAHAH this made me LOL...



Anyway SSDs have to be optimized dont they.....
I read threw the SSD optimisation guide and did what it recomended.

Gona see how it goes for a few days and possibly sell it if im not impressed.

Just reinstalled the witcher, it patched rather fast which was good
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by gilljoy View Post

So far I've noticed the following:
Windows loads alot faster.
Programs installed onto the SSD load very quickly.
Everything else just the same.

Anyone else encounter this?
This is what is to be expected with an SSD man....I dont know what you were expecting lol....
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post #9 of 21
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This is what is to be expected with an SSD man....I dont know what you were expecting lol....
Probably just had abit of an overexpectation from it.

Do these benchmarks look alright for the drive consideringits connected to a sata 3Gb/s port

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So, so far you've noticed that everything an SSD is supposed to do faster, it does, but doesn't do anything else? Big surprise there...

And I don't know about Shogun 2, it takes a fair while on my F3 so I imagine it will still take a while on an SSD, have you actually benchmarked the difference in time? Maybe there are reasons other than hard disk access as to why Shogun 2 takes a long time to load.
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