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an ssd in a laptop, which often will have slowass 5400rpm drives, increases its usability at least twofold.
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I know its been posted elsewhere
but here's a great deal on a sataII drive

OOS atm, but its been off and on the past couple days, I was able to pick one up yesterday for $130 shipped
    
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Like someone Previously stated before, The SSD should be the last upgrade on a system build. As should water-cooling. I dont get these people who have mid-range GPU's who play games that have fancy water-cooling and SSD's yet they dont experience games at the max settings.
SSD's in laptops? Its a no-brainer. On a high-end system....Eh not worth it...And yes Ive experienced SSD's but damn how impatient are you people that u would spend hundreds of dollars to cut down seconds of wait...
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Because everyone plays games and does nothing else, right?
    
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Even for gaming I'm starting to notice my hard drive bogging down. I'm playing New Vegas with a texture pack and I've noticed lots of stuttering, crashing, and textures that haven't loaded whenever entering new areas.

I've never really felt that SSDs were worth it before, but within the next few years I think they are going to start being required to play games on high, especially with games like RAGE, that use really high end textures. Unfortunately games like RAGE have to use lower end textures and then swap to the high end ones because our mechanical drives can't handle doing the high end ones all at once.
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post #166 of 218
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Originally Posted by Newbie2009 View Post
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.
30" 2560x1600 IPS was the biggest improvement for me, followed by an ssd.


Don't even want to imagine switching between 20 user accounts with a mechanical drive.
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when you make a boot drive do you have to erase the old drive or do both SSD and HDD share the same windows os install? Cant imagine using an SSD for anything considering 3-4 high end games and its useless capacity wise.
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post #168 of 218
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post
SSD isn't worth it, not for what they cost. If I have the choice of spending on a new CPU, video card or more memory the HD is the last thing I upgrade. I am well aware an SSD will improve OS and game load , but I have a somewhat limited budget compared to most and space is more important to me than speed. As you see, value is subjective.

I wonder where all these companies will go with a shrinking middle class and the self perpetuating depression we're in, because charging what they are for their drives is pointless.
I disagree. If you are concerned about performance rather than storage. A SSD is worth it for the price. The fact alone that a Sandy bridge i3 alone can completely saturate a mechanical harddrive proves this alone. 70-80mb per second is not enough transfer speed for a computer these days( 640gb WD dual controller SATA3 black edition). I find with the 20+ computers I install a month a SSD would be a good upgrade for every single one rather than the increase in storage space. People think they need 500gb+ when their computer would be fine on a 64gb SSD.
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Originally Posted by raizooor3 View Post
30" 2560x1600 IPS was the biggest improvement for me, followed by an ssd.


Don't even want to imagine switching between 20 user accounts with a mechanical drive.
The good thing about your SSD upgrade is that you chose the M4 512GB drive, decent amount of capacity for 30+ games and programs.
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Yes, even coming from raid 0 WD Blacks to M225 it's very noticeable as I grab your health packs in L4D or arm the mcom before you load in BC2. Makes a 5 year old T60 feel as fast as an i7 even with 1gb ram.
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