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Originally Posted by Caseyds620;14575445 
Yes, programs will also boot up quicker, but with the size of most, it doesn't usually matter, because you can only hold a few large programs with Windows.

Plus, I mean the difference between something say a 7200 RPM. (my primary boot disk) (for gaming i use 1 tb with 32 MB cache) This thing is old, it has to be from at least 2006 or younger, but it works, and it works well. Any program I want opens in a flash.

A few milliseconds isn't worth hundreds of dollars more to me.

My 64Gb has 40Gb left after windows and all my programs photoshop, firefox etc theres plenty of room for alot more if its set up right
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Originally Posted by Farih;14575297 
Lol Volvo, like i would be able to drive that.. nevermind being able to pay for that wink.gif
You know how many computers i can build for that kind of money wink.gif

My life's wish is to own one. :3
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not really useful for gaming besides better loading times
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Like i sayed, its not just booting things up.
The overall feel of your windows [desktop] is just alot more snappier, its a difference of night and day. I have never heard any different from anyone who i sold an SSD to, all very happy with it and tell me the same thing as i notice myself when using SSD's

The extra's it give's you doesnt justify the cost no, i do agree with you on that. A PC works fine without one to but the difference is greater then you think.
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death;14575024 
I wouldn't say they have NO place, but I would agree that they're just too expensive. Traditional platter drives have more storage for less money and are only somewhat slower.

Price per GB is way too high for justification unless you want the speed.

I just plain have to disagree with this one. A platter drive is not "somewhat" slower. If you look at only read and write you MAY be able to say that is true. But if you look at everything an OS needs there is no comparison. My computer is just so much faster I cannot even describe. It's all the little things that add up. The waiting for an app to open or a web page. It's major not minor.

You don't need tons of space for an OS drive. It's 100% about performance for me at least. I go to work now and want to install an SSD. :-p
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I use this logic:
Say the difference of boot time is 30 seconds faster in an SSD than a HDD, and you boot your machine up at least once a day for 260 work days, that's 130 minutes saved in a year.

Say the difference of waiting for an app to launch (like SQL or Visual Studio) was 6 seconds faster, and you launched it 20 times a day for 260 work days, that's 520 minutes saved in a year.

Just those 2 examples, that's 10 hours and 50 minutes you saved in a year not having to wait. Now, say you make $15 an hour, that's almost about $150. Yesterday, you could have bought a Kingston 96GB V+100 for $89.99 after MIR.

If time is money, you just saved yourself $60 worth.
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan;14575549 
I use this logic:
Say the difference of boot time is 30 seconds faster in an SSD than a HDD, and you boot your machine up at least once a day for 260 work days, that's 130 minutes saved in a year.

Say the difference of waiting an app to launch (like SQL or Visual Studio) was 6 seconds faster, and you launched it 20 times a day for 260 work days, that's 520 minutes saved in a year.

Just those 2 examples, that's 10 hours and 50 minutes you saved in a year not having to wait. Now, say you make $15 an hour, that's almost about $150. Yesterday, you could have bought a Kingston 96GB V+100 for $89.99 after MIR.

If time is money, you just bought yourself $60 worth.

I like your logic thumb.gif
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HDD: starts out relatively fast and slows down over time, due to fragmentation. Even de-fragmenting the drive will never get it back to how it was when you started out.

SSD: Starts out Lightning fast, and usually doesn't slow very much at all (at least the newer ones don't) Loving my Patriot Inferno sniper.gif
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Originally Posted by Aussiejuggalo;14575472 
My 64Gb has 40Gb left after windows and all my programs photoshop, firefox etc theres plenty of room for alot more if its set up right


Yes, but program timings come down to the milliseconds when booting things up.

Why do we all assume SSD's are the future and there is no way around buying them? A new technology could come around any second that we may not know about using nanotechnology.

HDD's are not dead yet, so I say let em be.
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They are a waste of resources. Just like anything more than a single core cpu over $40 is a waste.
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