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What's the point of this article? Looks to be a lot of numbers without much sense.
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I'm still not buying a SSD until I can buy a sata6 for less than $1/GB.

I just can't justify a few seconds for the cost of a SSD.
That's silly. Most users don't buy a SSD for sequential performance.

You can find Kingston HDDs for less than $1/GB on sale.

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What's the point of this article? Looks to be a lot of numbers without much sense.
The numbers make perfect sense. It is an analysis of game disk access and I found it quite informative.

I do agree it needs context with a HDD comparison.
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I was excited to see some actual tests showing the difference between an SSD and mech

Lame article is lame.

Actually, does anyone know if any review site has done so?
Anandtech although it is kind of old now. Perhaps they can do an updated article.

SSD help load times. Very rarely do they impact graphics performance unless you are doing synthetic benchmarks with quick fly-bys or open world games that load a lot of textures on the fly.
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I can time the difference in my game load times with a C300 array versus mech drive. The difference is stupendous.
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Anandtech although it is kind of old now. Perhaps they can do an updated article.

SSD help load times. Very rarely do they impact graphics performance unless you are doing synthetic benchmarks with quick fly-bys or open world games that load a lot of textures on the fly.
Thanks I'll check that out if I can find it

I mainly play games like Oblivion and Fallout 3 and from what I've heard they help a bit in these type of games, I've just never seen any actual proof. That's not what's stopping me getting an SSD though, if I had the spare cash I'd buy one right away
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Is it just me or does this article miss out on what I thought the moral would be - how much fast are SSD's in gaming THAN regular mech drives?

No side by side comparison?

Lame
^ That was my first thought about this article.
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I mainly play games like Oblivion and Fallout 3 and from what I've heard they help a bit in these type of games, I've just never seen any actual proof. That's not what's stopping me getting an SSD though, if I had the spare cash I'd buy one right away
Use Steam Mover to move the games to a HDD.

You will notice a difference running around in the world map or entering new sections.
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I'll live with slightly longer load times in games on a 7200RPM, cheap and reliable 1TB drive, over wasting money on some SSDs in software RAID for games storage.
yup thats why u still have a 4-5 years old comp.
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I'll live with slightly longer load times in games on a 7200RPM, cheap and reliable 1TB drive, over wasting money on some SSDs in software RAID for games storage.
So you will never get an SSD in future?

Not insulting you or anything but how would you define it when you say "wasting money on some SSDs?"

I mean, yeah if you were you buy $300 worth of food and then just end up throwing it away becauase half of it has spoiled, you could call that wasting money. But an SSD would be in your system from the time you press the power button to turn it on until you move your mouse cursor onto the start menu to shut it down. Daily. For many years to come.

Looking at your sig your computer is somewhat dated. Would you call upgrading your computer to newer components a "waste" of money?
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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Realm Loading

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Wow really ?!

It takes something like 5-7 second for me to load an instance or the world with my SSD ... it takes like 10-12 on a single caviar black 1tb (but I play WoW alot , so I guess its cached all the time)
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