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I still don't get where people are getting this notion that games have to be put on your SSD. There really isn't a benefit to that in most cases. Load times are the only real factor here. An SSD probably isn't going to increase your framerates, so what's the point? In open world games like Oblivion or perhaps Fallout 3/New Vegas, you might see a small difference since the game won't be hitching from texture and detail loading from the hard drive. You're not going to see a difference in games like BC2 or TF2, though. First person shooters are the games where performance matters, and most of the levels are loaded into memory anyways, so an SSD only decreases your load times in that instance.

SSD = OS/critical programs
HDD = everything else.


Perfect system is perfect.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 8/18/11 at 11:46am
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post #42 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post
I still don't get where people are getting this notion that games have to be put on your SSD. There really isn't a benefit to that in most cases. Load times are the only real factor here. An SSD probably isn't going to increase your framerates, so what's the point? In open world games like Oblivion or perhaps Fallout 3/New Vegas, you might see a small difference since the game won't be hitching from texture and detail loading from the hard drive. You're not going to see a difference in games like BC2 or TF2, though. First person shooters are the games where performance matters, and most of the levels are loaded into memory anyways, so an SSD only decreases your load times in that instance.

SSD = OS/critical programs
HDD = everything else.


Perfect system is perfect.
Yeah but if you've got the cash, then why not?
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I'll wait before I'll switch to SSD because I need one SDD for OS and one for games.
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Lets say you playing a MMO like World of Warcraft and you are a healer and suddenly u get a random crash during a boss fight ... well with an SSD with the reduced loading time you will come back online in less than 20 second, so maybe you will be able to save your folks and not wipe. But in general im really happy with fast loading screen.
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 8/18/11 at 1:55pm
post #45 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post
I still don't get where people are getting this notion that games have to be put on your SSD. There really isn't a benefit to that in most cases. Load times are the only real factor here. An SSD probably isn't going to increase your framerates, so what's the point? In open world games like Oblivion or perhaps Fallout 3/New Vegas, you might see a small difference since the game won't be hitching from texture and detail loading from the hard drive. You're not going to see a difference in games like BC2 or TF2, though. First person shooters are the games where performance matters, and most of the levels are loaded into memory anyways, so an SSD only decreases your load times in that instance.

SSD = OS/critical programs
HDD = everything else.


Perfect system is perfect.
That's not a perfect system, because by your logic my imperfect system is loading levels and areas faster than your supposed perfect system. That makes no sense. The reason you don't understand it is because you've obviously not done it. Having your load times halved and being the first person to load into the map on BC2 is awesome because you get first dibs on vehicles. In open world games like WoW it's awesome because I can max my draw distance and see enemy players before they see me. Regardless, I don't understand how you can balk at something being faster.
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I'll wait before I'll switch to SSD because I need one SDD for OS and one for games.
That's what happened to me, I had one for OS/Games but then I wanted all of my often played games on and ran otu of space. Now I have all my games on my C300
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That's what happened to me, I had one for OS/Games but then I wanted all of my often played games on and ran otu of space. Now I have all my games on my C300
Theres a way you can install your games on the SSD and move them to your HDD for storage. When you want to play them, you move them back to your SSD and play them, then when youre done with them you move them back to your storage drive.

Theres a program that does it really easy for you. That way you can keep all your games installed on the SSD but theyre not taking up space unless youre currently playing them. It was on a thread somewhere on here, SSD section most likely.
    
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I can easily see an SSD being amazing for games such as GTA IV, Oblivion, The Sims III, World Of Warcraft, basically anything with big areas of play.
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Theres a way you can install your games on the SSD and move them to your HDD for storage. When you want to play them, you move them back to your SSD and play them, then when youre done with them you move them back to your storage drive.

Theres a program that does it really easy for you. That way you can keep all your games installed on the SSD but theyre not taking up space unless youre currently playing them. It was on a thread somewhere on here, SSD section most likely.
Steam Mover. But it doesn't work for stuff like WoW, Starcraft, etc

My intel drive is only 80gb so I ran out pretty quickly.
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ITT: People who have no idea what they're looking at, and then use their illiteracy as a reason to complain the article is poorly written...

I found this article VERY informative. If anyone's done any reading on SSDs, they'll know different SSDs have different strengths on Queue Depths and sector sizes on transfers. It's common knowledge that having fast 4K rates is important for general OS stuff but this article gives perspective on the gaming side of things which more than just 4K transfers.

Also, sequential write performance on the lower capacity m4's is rather poor... Anybody know if it's just that which is low compared to other drives?
Edited by Core2uu - 8/18/11 at 3:02pm
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