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post #21 of 43
I had a huge increase in performance!
Windows 7 Home Premium installed in 8 minutes for me instead of 20 minutes. lol
Windows loads about 10 seconds faster as well. (was using hdd's w/ 4gb of ssd caching)

I loved how silent the SSD was, but I dreaded the wait of it. It made my enormous laptop weigh more than it did prior to installation. xD

SSD's are great technology, just an expensive one IMO in comparison to spinning HDD's. =]
    
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They are not overrated, but they are overpriced.
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Load times should be greatly improved, even if the overall read speed is slower because the Random Access Times are SEVERELY improved. Cav Blacks at 7-9 ms to 0.1ms with a SSD.

So I guess my answer is... If by overrated you mean severely awesome how could I ever live with out a SSD... then yes. They're SEVERELY overrated.
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I love the performance of the two SSDs in my sig rig. I'll never go back to mechanical drives for anything other than plain old storage. I have all my games on my RAID0 and performance is extreme.
post #25 of 43
Before my SSD, I spent most my time during boot waiting for that stupid Windows loading screen to go away. Now I spend most of my time waiting for my stupid BIOS screens to go away. That alone made it worth it to me, but everything else loading ridiculously fast is a huge benefit, too.
post #26 of 43
yes just like beats by dre. Have yall seen the PCI slot 960GB SSD $3,159.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227665
Edited by TheDude100 - 6/18/11 at 2:46am
post #27 of 43
I just skimmed through this, but I didn't see if anyone mentioned making sure his drive was in AHCI mode? I know people said to tweak the system, but running an SSD in IDE mode will handicap it a bit. Be sure to run it in AHCI, and also to have the drive plugged into a SATA III port instead of a SATA II port, since most Crucial SSD's run SATA III.

Also, benchmark it using ATTO, Crystalmark, and AS SSD to be sure it's running to its full potential
    
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I truly believe something like a Samsung F3 1TB in RAID0 is where its at if u want a perfect balance of performance yet have plenty of storage for whatever you want to download. This is coming for someone who is on a budget and can't afford 256GB SSD's. If u can afford, then disregard what I am saying.

The crazy thing is that I have noticed that even old hard drives benefit alot from Win7's pagefile. Once it gets going, the drives start to be alot smoother when u start visiting the same sites you always do. This can even be on an old Western Digital 40 gig.

Overall problem with a small SSD is even though it is faster and doesn't make that annoying drive seek sound mechanicals do,you barely can fit anything on them, just an OS,Apps and maybe 1 or 2 big games if its between 30-60 gigs.

I enjoy my Intel SSD but I also like having storage space as well. I really think an SSD is perfect for an aging systems like AM2 only that can't be upgraded except through full motherboard/cpu/ram overhaul.
Edited by dlee7283 - 6/18/11 at 2:31am
    
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One thing I would like to point out is, with hard drives there can be an ANNOYING clicking sound when ever something is being read. MOST of the faster hard drives out there are kinda loud. What I did is put my OS and programs on my ssd and then I put all my media on my hdd, I only really ever hear that annoying sound when I load things.
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post #30 of 43
SSD for my OS and startup/background programs. I also use it for my Photoshop (that is one program it made a HUGE difference in).

I still use a mechanical for games and storage.

Boot time is blazing fast, which makes a big difference to me. I used to leave my computer on all the time so it was accessible, now I don't have to because it boots (totally done, not waiting for startup programs to finish loading or ANYTHING) in less than 30 seconds.

Also, a full Windows install takes me about 10 minutes now, making it not so big of a deal to do it if I ever need to. Same with the programs on it, takes merely seconds.

OPTIMIZE... I didn't even optimize and I noticed a huge difference though.
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