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post #11 of 21
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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...
This.

Did you expect your FPS to double or something?
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With my SSD, I have noticed that some games load really fast and others just load a hair faster. Your really not going to see a huge difference in the gaming world except for load screens in some games. I think the difference in getting the high dollar m4 or vertex 3 is not worth the money. You are talking about 1 or 2 m/s in daily use between those ssds. But do something like move a very large file or load something on the drive. That is where you going to see the difference. Not web browsing and daily computer use for your normal user.

Thats why for most people its better to just run f3's in raid. because in real world everyday use its going to perform great. I just had some extra money and wanted to say I have an SSD
Edited by leichtwork - 5/13/11 at 2:42pm
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post #13 of 21
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With my SSD, I have noticed that some games load really fast and others just load a hair faster. Your really not going to see a huge difference in the gaming world except for load screens in some games. I think the difference in getting the high dollar m4 or vertex 3 is not worth the money. You are talking about 1 or 2 m/s in daily use between those ssds. But do something like move a very large file or load something on the drive. That is where you going to see the difference. Not web browsing and daily computer use for your normal user.
yea the price of a vertex 3 really put me off, but I got my m4 for around the same prices as a C300 or a Vertex2 @ the same size so cant complain.

Probably just had some over expectations
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Nothing else magical happens when you install an ssd. IO tasks go faster - that's it.

I honestly couldn't care less how fast my windows boots up...I rarely switch the PC off anyway, and the programs and games I used are usually cached in memory anyway

That, the (seemingly) ever present cost per GB, and the fact that they don't play nice with OTF encryption has been more than enough to put me off for a while.
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Doesn't Windows seem snappier to you?
 
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post #16 of 21
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Nothing else magical happens when you install an ssd. IO tasks go faster - that's it.

I honestly couldn't care less how fast my windows boots up...I rarely switch the PC off anyway, and the programs and games I used are usually cached in memory anyway

That, the (seemingly) ever present cost per GB, and the fact that they don't play nice with OTF encryption has been more than enough to put me off for a while.

Agreed, I am quit happy with my WD Caviar II's in RAID 0
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post #17 of 21
What you should be noticing is an all around system snappyness. Thats what an SSD will give you and it seems like thats what cyou got!

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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
I use the SSD Tweak Utility. You can also check for firmware updates. Running your ssd from your sata6 will disable trim i think..So plug it to the sata3 and just install the latest intel rst. >link<

But yeah ssd is overpriced and all that but you really can't blame some folks for wanting a faster pc. After all the hdd is the slowest part of the computer. No harm in trying right?
Edited by space@pe - 5/13/11 at 3:07pm
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Yes when you buy an SSD you get triple the frames, windows loads in negative -8 seconds, and Raptor Jesus personally signs your tower with a blacklite stencil.
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Probably just had some over-expectations.

Feel like abit of a prat now lol
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