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Should You Upgrade? From A Hard Drive To An SSD

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Should you buy a new processor for your next machine? How about a new graphics card? Have you given any thought to the status of your storage subsystem? We're making a case for incorporating solid-state technology the next time you're upgrade-shopping.



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http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-up...iew-32292.html
 
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I just threw one in my system about two months ago and am blown away how fast games load and how snappy windows is.
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mechanical HDDs quickly become your limitation with overclocked sandy bridge processors.
    
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Ordered Crucial M4, coming today or tomorrow. So so ,so excited.
Btw little offtopic, any recommendation for settings I should use before I install OS on it?
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Yea go check SDD threads. Plenty of amazing tips. I too thought of getting one but i think i'll hang back by Black Fridays then there'll be some amazing sales on the market.
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*wondering if Intel's Cherryville line of SSD's will actually make it out by the end of the year.*
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Originally Posted by I Am A Noob View Post
mechanical HDDs quickly become your limitation with overclocked sandy bridge processors a Pentium 4.
Fixed it for you
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Multi-tasking with an SSD is very nice.
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SSD=The single component which will make the largest improvement to your pc experience. Don't think I could build a system without one after using them for so long.
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I am always baffled by the people who say that an SSD "isn't worth it". There isn't a single upgrade you can make that will give you a more noticeable improvement in performance as going from a mechanical drive to a solid state drive. I've installed many of them in customer builds, one was an overclocked i7-2600k and Vertex 3 SSD and that system was very fast. Customer's are usually blown away by the speed.
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