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My drive work out to @$111.17 after rebate. So far everything loads fast and I mean so,fast some things are just instinct. The funny thing was I been trying not to go with ssd for the longest time and finally gave in because I was tired of my raid0 setup and the time it takes my system to see the raid and boot was taking forever and plus I was having problem with raid not seeing the drives and what not. So finally I went out and got one.
Best choice I every made.
It turn my system into instinct everything.

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all this is pointless as one good ssd costs as much as a whole pc
yes it brings great improvement in loading speed
is it worth it?
no
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Originally Posted by Deathclaw View Post
all this is pointless as one good ssd costs as much as a whole pc
yes it brings great improvement in loading speed
is it worth it?
not at the current prices
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Been there, done that.

It's in Linux, which doesn't touch the page file until RAM is full, the SSD is whats so much faster.
Well, not much I can do to help you there.Linux tend to gui block etc on disk i/o
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I'm thinking of having an OS SSD drive and keeping my others regular for video editing purposes.
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I just put a oxz 120gb vertex plus ssd in my system to replace my os drive and omg I was amazed at how freaken fast these things are. I get from after starting windows into windows desktop with all my icons and start up apps loaded in less then 15 seconds. mind blowing!!!!!!!!! I will forsure get a better drive in the future. this drive was the gateway to the ssd world!!
Same here...I started with a slow 32GB SSD a month or two ago and now have a blazing fast 120GB as of this week and plan on getting a few more. I'm addicted.

To everyone who says they cost too much, just spend $90, get a 60GB boot drive, and load everything else onto your HDDs and you'll be really happy.
     
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I don't consider an SSD to be an "upgrade" - since it has a different set of properties when compared to HDD. Like the cost of mass storage, or the massive damage a large SQL database will impose upon SSD.

I look at a "blend" as being the most practical for home enthusiasts. SSD for a boot drive and for applications; HDD for mass storage, libraries, databases and such. SSD is just too costly per GB when compared to HDD; and the limited writability of NAND Flash makes it a deal killer for applications that constantly write to the drive.

I see it worthless to consider it as an "upgrade" - but rather, you have a machine that has atleast two bays for drives, so why not have the best of both. Or even if one doesn't, but an SSD in the desktop, and have an HDD in some kind of NAS box on a fast network...
post #118 of 218
If I had money and used Windows a lot more then I would think an SSD is worth it. But since going Linux for just about everything I just don't see myself enjoying the benefits that much compared to the cost. Hell, if I wanted a super fast non gaming experience I'd just load up SLAX or another run from RAM OS and enjoy.

Plus I'm still scared about the whole life span of SSDs. I know they're not terrible but I just don't want to be forced to by a new one after 3-5 years. I mean I'm still using 5-8 year old drives.
     
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I don't consider an SSD to be an "upgrade" - since it has a different set of properties when compared to HDD. Like the cost of mass storage, or the massive damage a large SQL database will impose upon SSD.

I look at a "blend" as being the most practical for home enthusiasts. SSD for a boot drive and for applications; HDD for mass storage, libraries, databases and such. SSD is just too costly per GB when compared to HDD; and the limited writability of NAND Flash makes it a deal killer for applications that constantly write to the drive.

I see it worthless to consider it as an "upgrade" - but rather, you have a machine that has atleast two bays for drives, so why not have the best of both. Or even if one doesn't, but an SSD in the desktop, and have an HDD in some kind of NAS box on a fast network...
An upgrade as a whole for your computer, rather than just an upgrade from an HDD, I guess.

And some people don't need lots of storage, not many people run home SQL servers and only have a few games.
As for the limited irritability, please stop spreading that myth, you'd need to write constantly for 5-6 years to have any chance of ruining the drive from that, most (Not all though) HDDs die before then.
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I'm loving my SSD. Did a full malwarebytes scan today and it took just a little over 3 minutes!!!
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