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Originally Posted by Doodlebro View Post
The only thing an SSD has over two Velociraptors in RAID-0 is the random read and write speeds which make a HUGE difference in everyday tasks.

Get one.
That helps but the extremely fast access time is probably the biggest reason SSDs feel so snappy.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 8/16/11 at 12:17pm
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I recently upgraded to an SSD, and it does more then just increase boot times. Overall the system feels more snappy. The OS environment just works faster then it did before, so as you are using your system, it feels quicker, even if your other hardware is the same. I don't have games installed on the SSD, so I wait for them to load, but it isnt bad. My 1TB WD Black drive has acceptable load times for gaming. But any time I'm not gaming, I'm seeing the benefits of an SSD.
    
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post #33 of 56
Here is a list of reasons to not get an SSD that I would accept as more legitimate than "SSDs are a waste of money" and "SSDs don't make a noticeable difference in performance":

"I need more disk space"
"I like seek noise"
"I can't afford speakers or headphones so I listen to hard drive motors all day"
"I need a sturdier paperweight in three years when it's time to buy a new drive"
"I like living dangerously with hard drives in RAID 0"
"I want to disassemble the hard drive when it fails and ship the individual platters to my son so he can post about what I did on OCN"
Edited by Snakecharmed - 8/16/11 at 10:26pm
    
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As far as gaming goes, I actually splurged and got an additional 128g SSD for games and there is a serious difference in games like WoW where the drive is always loading new textures and reading from the drive. I have all my steam games on it too, but I don't really have that many.

When I first got the drive I was giving "demos" to my friends for like a week. I would open two WoW instances, one from the SSD and one from the mech drive. I would type my info in and then hit enter ~1 sec apart. The SSD drive would load up, will all models present before the mech drive would even get past the loading screen.
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post #37 of 56
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Because I just finally pulled the trigger. Here is what i got:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227728 Hopefully its here by the weekend!
Aw...you should've gotten it while it was on sale a week ago I would wait for a sale on an SSD before buying it. They pop up pretty often.
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Anyone who doesn't have an SSD for a boot drive in missing out BIG TIME.
I have F3's in raid 0. It's not the same. Period. Not even close. Period.

My Agility 2 snaps me around windows, loads the OS super fast and games like no other.
Both the Vertex2/Agility2 outrun the C300 in boottime, gaming and multimedia.
The only thing I use my PC for.
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This is purely my own opinion:

SSD's are an overpriced joke, the amount of money ppl pay for an SSD purely to boot up in about 5secs is astonishing, and quite frankly who cares how fast a PC boots? Sure it does help on large file transfers but it's not a big deal and by no means and absolute necessity.

If you have an endless budget then SSD's are nice to have, but more budget conscience ppl need to stop trying to put a SSD in their potential build. Spend the money elsewhere in the system which will be far more appreciated by the user. And when you can afford an SSD then maybe buy one.
 
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This is purely my own opinion:

SSD's are an overpriced joke, the amount of money ppl pay for an SSD purely to boot up in about 5secs is astonishing, and quite frankly who cares how fast a PC boots? Sure it does help on large file transfers but it's not a big deal and by no means and absolute necessity.
Your opinion is wrong. You seem to think that the only benefit of a SSD is reduced boot times. That seems to be the "opinion" shared by most people who don't own one.

It blows my mind how people who don't have a SSD keep telling others not to get one.

If you can't afford one or if you're the majority shareholder of a HDD manufacturer, I can understand not buying a SSD of your own but stop spreading the BS.
Edited by sintricate - 8/16/11 at 1:45pm
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