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Is a solid state drive worth buying? And what would be the best SSD for your money? And what should be put on the SSD?
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Is a solid state drive worth buying?
That's not a question for us to answer. It's completely subjective.

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And what would be the best SSD for your money? And what should be put on the SSD?
Right now, probably the Crucial M4 or any Sandforce 1222 drive.
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1. Worth buying? Depends on what are you going to do with your apps/programs installed
2. Best for the money? Crucial M4 or Intel based SSD.
3. Best put on the SSD? OS and other software of course, you'll see that booting into those OS and software will be much faster with SSD.
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Is a solid state drive worth buying? And what would be the best SSD for your money? And what should be put on the SSD?
I would say it's worth it. Even though you're talking $100-200+ for a reasonably sized drive (64-128GB), it's a substantial jump in I/O performance that will be noticeable for everyday use, unlike, say, a processor or memory upgrade, which may only show up in select uses. As has been mentioned, Crucial is a good bet, and storing as many programs as you can on the SSD will yield the most impressive results.
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Whatever ssd you get make sure it has TRIM support. Then its worth it.
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Personally, coming from my caviar black to the ssd was a night/day difference. I'm never going to own another daily-use computer that doesn't have an ssd... by far the best upgrade you can do, IMO.
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Personally, coming from my caviar black to the ssd was a night/day difference. I'm never going to own another daily-use computer that doesn't have an ssd... by far the best upgrade you can do, IMO.
I have a 1 TB caviar black, so the SSD made that much difference?
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post #8 of 14
the best upgrade for any computer today.
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so the SSD made that much difference?
Oh yea it does. Think about a spinning disk with a reader head on it. That disk can only spin so fast before it breaks or shatters. While an SSD is just a giant flash drive basically. There's a reason why they call them FLASH drives (no sarcasm intended.)

SSD's are probably the best upgrade for any computer right now, but on the other hand they are very very pricey. Wether they are worth it, that is totally up to you to decide. We are only here to give you our opinions.
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Is a solid state drive worth buying? And what would be the best SSD for your money? And what should be put on the SSD?
1) Yes, definitely.
2) Crucial M4 / Intel 510.
3) That depends on what capacity drive you buy. Most people buy a 60 or 120 GB and put the OS and their main programs on the SSD.

It is probably the best investment you can make.

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I have a 1 TB caviar black, so the SSD made that much difference?
It will be a very large difference, yes. The read speeds on the new SSDs are around 5x faster than your HDD.
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