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Anecdotal personal experience:
7200rpm 120gb maxtor was previous HDD. Games played:
BF:BC2 and FFXIV(the new mmo)

7200rpm HDD:
FFXIV would stutter as in, my character would stop running for a split second each time a new model was loaded if there were more than a handful already on the screen. This meant running through a city or crowded area was a redlight/greenlight nightmare.
SSD corsair F40: stutter completely gone and characters load much faster.

BC2 I didn't notice many differences other than how long it takes to load up into the next map at the end of each round. With the SSD in place, I am usually halfway to the cap before my entire team has spawned. You can definitely tell who has a SSD and who doesn't when your squadmates consistantly take another 5-10 seconds to spawn on you when you've been playing together all night.


All in all, I think the SSD benefits me more for FFXIV and (assuming) MMO's in general since you have many things that constantly load into existence in a persistent environment.

As far as the toms article, I'm with tats. Toms was my authority on pc articles and advice until I went to build my first PC and came across OCN. Now i realize how they are good, but 'off' and barely miss the mark on a perfect article nearly every time.
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BC2 I didn't notice many differences other than how long it takes to load up into the next map at the end of each round. With the SSD in place, I am usually halfway to the cap before my entire team has spawned. You can definitely tell who has a SSD and who doesn't when your squadmates consistantly take another 5-10 seconds to spawn on you when you've been playing together all night.
5-10 second headstart on a new map sounds pretty substantial. I haven't heard anyone else mention this gain. It's quite possible that I just haven't paid it close enough attention.
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5-10 second headstart on a new map sounds pretty substantial. I haven't heard anyone else mention this gain. It's quite possible that I just haven't paid it close enough attention.
He is right me and my mate play in a squad and have basically the same rigs 955 OC and 790FX chipsets with 5770 crossfire apart from my BC2 is on a SSD and his on a F3 1TB and I always have to wait 5-10 secs sometimes longer each round before he spawns on me.
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BC2 I didn't notice many differences other than how long it takes to load up into the next map at the end of each round. With the SSD in place, I am usually halfway to the cap before my entire team has spawned. You can definitely tell who has a SSD and who doesn't when your squadmates consistantly take another 5-10 seconds to spawn on you when you've been playing together all night.
However, many servers have a count down of 5-20s before each round begins. This does negate some of the load time advantages.
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I don't know what I'm looking at. Something about transfer size and frequency? No actual comparison of SSD's and HDD's? Not even a comparison of SSD's? I learned nothing from this article. Of course, I didn't read the whole thing I was just looking for the results, but they're apparently missing.
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I still don't think it's worth getting an SSD for gaming. The only reason I bought an SSD was to make my laptop more shock-resistant and improve the battery life a bit. That it's blazing fast is just a bonus.
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I don't know what I'm looking at. Something about transfer size and frequency? No actual comparison of SSD's and HDD's? Not even a comparison of SSD's? I learned nothing from this article. Of course, I didn't read the whole thing I was just looking for the results, but they're apparently missing.
The results read just fine... they are on almost every page of the article.

Tom just didn't put them into context.


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I still don't think it's worth getting an SSD for gaming. The only reason I bought an SSD was to make my laptop more shock-resistant and improve the battery life a bit. That it's blazing fast is just a bonus.
It is for sandbox or open-world games where sections of the map are loaded on the fly.
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It is for sandbox or open-world games where sections of the map are loaded on the fly.
I know my clan mates love that I'm hosting our Minecraft server on an SSD. Makes a huge difference in loading times for them, or so they say.
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Depending on how the game turns out I may get an SSD for Skyrim. Most of the games that I play force me to wait for others to finish loading or they include a countdown timer so there's no advantage to loading faster (and I'm already loading with faster with a HDD).
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I have not entered a BFBC2 sever with my F3 where I didn't have to wait for the sever before entering.
    
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