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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.

Your right HDD arnt dead but having a small SSD for windows and programs helps alot of things out like the life of both drives if things r split up like my set up windows and major programs on the SSD and files and minor programs on the HDD it will help the life coz theres less stress on the main drive
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Anyone saying a SSD isnt worth it obviously doesn't have one.
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It really depends on the person and the machine's purpose, as Ive said before.
    
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I like a long bootup
whatever makes you feel better buddy.
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If you have a day to day computer that is being used for everything, an SSD is a HUGE improvement.

3 friends of mine all have faster rigs as far as CPU, RAM, and GPU goes...

My computer still runs FASTER because I have an SSD on my windows install

Sure, we can benchmark some stuff and they will win... We can play some games and they will get better FPS. But in the meantime, I'm actually USING MY COMPUTER FASTER EVERYDAY ALL DAY, WHILE THEY ARE JUST LOOKING AT NUMBERS OF WHAT THEIRS ARE "CAPABLE" OF

And to the one who said "I can boot just as fast"... After how much tuning and purpose built software???

Imagine me doing the same on my SSD. We're looking at half of your load time, or less. I have a 30 seconds bootup with NOTHING done to effect my boot time at all. It is all exactly as it would come after a fresh windows install. Do THAT on a HD
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The Cisco poster probably drives in the slow lane as well.
I was floored by the overall improvement the SSD made. It may not have added to the fps, but everything else was noticeably faster. It made my old rig seem like a newer one.
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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.
Woah woah waoh. No way. Somewhat slower?

Naw uh. SSDs are WAY faster.

They're not too expensive either, unless you're trying to get same volume of storage that magnetic drives cost. A 30-60GB boot drive does wonders for your system, and you can pick one up for $100 or less.
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People need to realize that a HDD is a HUGE bottleneck. People spend hundreds on memory, CPUs (with massive overclocks), video cards and good motherboards and pair them all with an ancient HDD.

Where's the logic in that. If you simply can't afford a SSD, I understand, but don't go making up BS excuses on why they're not worth it.

I have a P4 rig sitting here that I put a SSD into a few months ago (just to test it out) and I was blown away at how the ancient P4 system ran. Had I not known it was an old steaming pile of well you know, I would have never guessed I was using a system that was built in 2003.
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Anyone saying a SSD isnt worth it obviously doesn't have one.
This...

I'm on my third SSD, no way I'd ever go back. A 120GB SSD will fit Win7 Ultimate x64 and quite a few games, at least 12-15.
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Gonna w8 for a year before this tech matures and get meself an SSD for half the current price.
    
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