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Best upgrade I have done in the last few years for sure.Definately worth it.Big difference going from a hard drive to a SSD.Windows start times will reduce dramatically.Load times in games aswell will come down aswell.Its quiet and runs cool.Also you never have to defrag an SSD.Thats another advantage.
Once you start using an SSD you will never go back
Worth every cent in my book
Edited by pm1109 - 8/6/11 at 5:42pm
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Woah!
Thanks guys.
This is really convincing.
Should I ask for opinions for an SSD here or should I make a new thread?

Just in case, I'm looking at this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227542

I'm willing to spend around $90-120

Around 60GB is okay.
Edited by vinton13 - 8/6/11 at 5:44pm
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Worth every penny. I got a 115Gb first, then bought another one. Have enough room for all I need and the games I do play, with lots of space left over.

In your case,
SSD = OS/Software/Installs
1st HDD WD Black = Games only
2nd HDD WD Green (can use Blue or Black) = Storage Pics/Music/Movies

Having more drives is not all bad, keeps everything separate.
    
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post
Worth every penny. I got a 115Gb first, then bought another one. Have enough room for all I need and the games I do play, with lots of space left over.

In your case,
SSD = OS/Software/Installs
1st HDD WD Black = Games only
2nd HDD WD Green (can use Blue or Black) = Storage Pics/Music/Movies

Having more drives is not all bad, keeps everything separate.
I only have space to put two drives in my case. I removed the bays to make space for the fans beneath.
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100% yes
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One of the first things i suggest when asked about an upgrade on a fairly modern pc.

Well worth the money for os boots
post #17 of 40
I would get a third generation SSD for sure. The Crucial M4 is a great SSD to start with. Great price/dollar ratio. Also a very stable and reliable drive. The Ocz can be finicky I hear.
    
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post #18 of 40
The biggest bottleneck in any pc is the slow disk access. Compared to the progress in cpu, ram, gpu, hard drives are years and years behind.

So an SSD is probably one of the most noticable upgrades you can do. As others have said, non ssd machines feel sluggish and slow by comparison.
post #19 of 40
In a laptop totally worth it!

As for a desktop... very hard to judge, some people brandy about the 'boots windows faster', but when is the last time you've ever rebooted your desktop? Mine only reboots for windows updates when it has to, and that is at 4am. Why would I care?
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Installing a SSD over a conventional hard drive provides the single biggest perceptible performance gain of any upgrade you could possibly do. I will never go back to a mechanical boot drive.
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