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post #11 of 25
I only put games on my secondary SSD that need to access the disk constantly. Like above, Fallout: New Vegas is on there and does benefit from its loads in the world that would take a bit longer on HDD.

I use one of my 1TB drives as the SSD offset for user folders, programs, etc...things I didn't want on the SSD for too many writes. The second one is for storage only.

Just a small measure to make sure I don't burn out my main 1TB HDD with too much read/write action.

It won't help any for FPS multiplayer or anything except being the first guy to have loaded the map.
Edited by Denz - 6/10/11 at 5:44am
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They're not cost effective (imo) as anything but an OS disk . . . yet. Still I'm running only Windows on mine and it's a beautiful thing, especially if you like to overclock. Having a 20 second boot up is practically a requirement if you're rebooting into BIOS often. Right now SSD's are really just a luxury if you've just got extra room on the top of your budget. Definitely invest in all of your other components before considering SSD!
   
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people who say ssd's have no impact on gaming performance are wrong...

Its all down to what games you play, take flight simulator x for example the textures are loading all the time during flight and unless you have an ssd you get the world flickering and loading constantly on the horizon, Very irritating.

An ssd has transformed fsx for me. More so than anything else Not only does it load quicker but it doubles my fps in flight
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I say you should get it for your OS, but for gaming, the only benefit will be faster load times i think :\\

I'm not an expert is SSDs but I'm pretty sure this is the case.
    
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Its all down to what games you play, take flight simulator x for example the textures are loading all the time during flight and unless you have an ssd you get the world flickering and loading constantly on the horizon, Very irritating.

That's the only game I've ever heard of doing that. Why would it do that vs vram? Not saying you're wrong because I don't use Flight Sims, but that seems like an awful way of designing it.
   
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I've had good results with putting GTA IV and WoW on my SSD, but I really bought it for the OS performance. The second I'm able to see my desktop I can open anything I want without waiting.
post #17 of 25
As others have said, only benefit is faster save and load times. No FPS increase what-so-ever.

So to answer your question; You shouldn't! A normal HDD will do the same job and is more cost effective.

I only recommend SSD's for OS drives and for application drives (since everything loads considerably faster) but not for gaming. Its a useless upgrade when you consider the $/per GB
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That's the only game I've ever heard of doing that. Why would it do that vs vram? Not saying you're wrong because I don't use Flight Sims, but that seems like an awful way of designing it.
It probably is the only game that this happen's. It's well documentated on flight sim forums that ssd's transform fsx. Failing an ssd the next best step is a dedicated hdd seperate from the os disk like a velociraptor etc
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As others have said, only benefit is faster save and load times. No FPS increase what-so-ever.

So to answer your question; You shouldn't! A normal HDD will do the same job and is more cost effective.

I only recommend SSD's for OS drives and for application drives (since everything loads considerably faster) but not for gaming. Its a useless upgrade when you consider the $/per GB
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I've had good results with putting GTA IV and WoW on my SSD, but I really bought it for the OS performance. The second I'm able to see my desktop I can open anything I want without waiting.
Yes, GTA IV and MMOs play much smoother on SSDs. It removes hitching when swinging the camera around quickly. As others have said, load times are ridiculously fast by comparison to a HDD.
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