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post #1 of 28
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So other than my Steam Games, everything else I have on my PC excluding the OS is only like 4GB (Skype, MSN Messenger, all those things). So I am debating whether or not I need a 128GB SSD.

Anyway, what's the point of putting your games on a SSD? For example, lets take BC2. What would be the advantages?

If there aren't any big advantages I will just get a 64GB and put my games on my hard drive, and everything else on the SSD.
post #2 of 28
only fast loads the rest will be the same
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I had my steam games on my SSD but moved them to a bigger HD cuz there was not much difference in performance and it took more space than it was worth
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I see a huge decrease of load time when I launch Rift. That's about it. I might speculate that in PvP games, you might see quicker spawn times and lower latency?
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post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyn3t View Post
only fast loads the rest will be the same
Agreed!!!!!
post #6 of 28
Faster loading times. That's about it, me thinks.
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post #7 of 28
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So based on the replies, it really isn't worth getting a large SSD for storing games?
post #8 of 28
Very few games actually utilize those speed increases everyone is talking about; if you play games online, you are just wasting SSD space by having games on there. Plus the other parts in your machine will limit you unless you have the top-of-the-line parts for this generation. I just have all of my games go onto a 250 GB HDD and call that good. I still load faster than most people anyway.
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post #9 of 28
Your games will load much faster.
post #10 of 28
I only have BC2 on my SSD at the moment load times are the same but I have noticed that I am always one of the first to connect on a round change and have to wait for the other players to connect thats the only differents I have noticed so far.
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