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My PC at work was like $3000, it's a workstation PC. It has a 64Gb SSD. I originally had all my work stuff stored on a hard disk and used that disk to first boot the machine. Then I installed windows on the SSD along with all my other software. I tested boot times between the two drives and load times of different software... The result was that the hard disk actually loaded programs and booted faster than the SSD. Thoughts please?!?! Bc I was thinking about getting an SSD for my personal PC. So what's the TRUE advantage in having a SSD?? If any...
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What kind of SSD was it? SSD's are almost always far better than HDD's
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I have to wonder of the integrity of your ssd. My single ssd outperforms my 3 velociraptor setup (in RAID 0) on random reads and writes (by a ton). I would definitely recommend an ssd to anyone looking to upgrade a current mechanical setup.
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post #4 of 13
it might not seem like it now... but once you actually buy it and use it... you'll wonder why you didn't buy it sooner..

in short, YES... it's definitely worth it

It makes navigating through OS... better, especially if you like to move files around or transfer data
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Well my Crucial M4 has turned my PC into a totally different machine. Loads everything so much faster saving me a lot of time waiting for programs and Windows to load and makes my PC so much more usable then before. It is the best upgrade I have done this year. I am saving up at the moment to get a 128Gb M4 for just for my Steam games, I am that impressed with the performance upgrade, I dont think I can go back to an old HDD now I am hooked on SSD's.
Edited by Lee79 - 8/13/11 at 4:06pm
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In a word, yes. Ever since I picked one up for my old desktop, I have picked one up for all of my computers.
post #7 of 13
Worth it.

I have two rigs and the other one had a HDD and I just hated going on it. I recently bought an SSD for that rig and now I can stand being on it now
    
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^ yep... i have to rma my corsair gt and it's just a pain going on my computer now

i get terribly impatient from turning it on cold, to opening up applications
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Hmm, I wonder why my work PC doesn't perform any better...
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Are you sure you have it setup right?

When I first installed my SSD into this machine, I cloned the os partition onto it and set it as the first boot device in the bios, but it would still boot off the hdd. Unplugging the HDD and running "repair windows startup" from the installation disk solved that and cut the boot time well under half. As well as properly setting the ssd to be C:\\ after booting into windows and making everything else load up faster.


If you are using an ssd and can't notice a difference to an hdd, Something is wrong.
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