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Originally Posted by Chiefpuff420 View Post
Not saying there a waste, The technological advancement is well needed and greatly appreciated under anybodys perspective(ihope) don't take me wrong but the time just isn't now for SSD's, patience is something we should embrace here that's all I'm trying to get across. you will only buy a new SSD later.

to feel like that you would actually have to have the pent. 90mhz processing your crappy install lol. funny yet super exaggeration as well.
This is an overclock.net afterall, where Performance>Patience. I have patience when Im out fishing, not when Im waiting for software to load. Its not that my old mechanical drives were slow, but that the ssd's are just so much faster (fast enough to feel the difference). Its too bad that your bad experience with ssd's have shied you away from this tech. After feeling how much an ssd can make a difference, I wouldnt want to be without one again.
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I recently got a 128GB Crucial M4. Flashing to the latest firmware was a breeze and I have no regrets about the £140 price tag. I have done none of the "tweaking" and "optimisation", that people used to do with the older, smaller drives and it's working perfectly with 78GB free space
 
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post #23 of 218
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The boot time is the least of the benefits, TBH. Sure, my machine boots (after post) in something like 15 seconds, but it's the "snappy" windows feeling everyone gets all stiff about. Just leave Superfetch on and you'll get the same effect - RAM is faster than an SSD.

Pay zero attention to your WEI. It's a meaningless metric.
You are so right. The boot time is the most useless part of an SSD to me. My computer just goes into sleep mode anyways, I dont boot that often. The performance of Windows, and my favorite is in games, are the greatest benefits of an SSD. I dont know if the FPS is necessarily better, but the overall smoothness is amazing compared to my Spinpoint F3. Before when playing GTAIV I would get random hiccups and slow downs, with an SSD its 100% smooth all the time. Thats why when i bought my 60Gb I had to quickly sale it so i could get a 128Gb so i could put all my games on it.
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Originally Posted by KaHuNaZ View Post
This is an overclock.net afterall, where Performance>Patience.
When we're talking milliseconds of difference, while costing orders of magnitude more.. keep in mind many OCNers are gamers and their money is much better spent on a better GPU. With superfetch progs load nearly just as fast as these SSDs.

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I recently got a 128GB Crucial M4. Flashing to the latest firmware was a breeze and I have no regrets about the £140 price tag. I have done none of the "tweaking" and "optimisation", that people used to do with the older, smaller drives and it's working perfectly with 78GB free space
Those "tweaks" are nonsense. People are so worried about "omg, that's so many writes to the SSD!" and they have no clue how many P/E cycles 3-5k really is.

And why would you put your temp folder or your swap file on your slow as balls HDD anyway? That's negating one of the advantages of having the SSD in the first place!

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You are so right. The boot time is the most useless part of an SSD to me. My computer just goes into sleep mode anyways, I dont boot that often. The performance of Windows, and my favorite is in games, are the greatest benefits of an SSD. I dont know if the FPS is necessarily better, but the overall smoothness is amazing compared to my Spinpoint F3. Before when playing GTAIV I would get random hiccups and slow downs, with an SSD its 100% smooth all the time. Thats why when i bought my 60Gb I had to quickly sale it so i could get a 128Gb so i could put all my games on it.
Yeah.. I could never have one of those tiny SSDs. I do have to admit, I have way less "stutter" in pretty much all my games now that I have SSDs. There are some benefits to gamers, and yet some people on OCN preach "there's no point to putting games on an SSD" - but oh yes there is.
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In windows i've not noticed a huge difference. But in some programs it's really useful, like lightroom.

In games though, that's where i'm blown away. It's a night and day difference, as opposed to an improvement.
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Enable IDE mode unless you intend to hotswap. The benefits of AHCI are out weighed by the risks on SSDs.
One of the worst posts I've seen on this site in a while (and there's been a lot of them).
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I love my SSD but they're stilll quite expensive. I wonder when 2TB SSD's will be available and at reasonable prices. biggrin.gif
    
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wd cav blacks in raid 0->vertex 2 made me wet myself and then vertex 2-> vertex 3 had a similar effect.... i love SSDs!!
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Just leave Superfetch on and you'll get the same effect - RAM is faster than an SSD.
In theory, it does.

In reality, it's too limited to come close to it.

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When we're talking milliseconds of difference, while costing orders of magnitude more.. keep in mind many OCNers are gamers and their money is much better spent on a better GPU. With superfetch progs load nearly just as fast as these SSDs.
There's so many things using the HDD/SSD at once that those benefits increase tenfold easily.
And superfetch is no-where nearly as fast. Seriously. Coming off my friends SSD carrying rig makes my rig feel so god-damn slow its painful.
    
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SSD for system drive and HDDs in raid for storage is always the best choice.
What's wrong with RAID0 for the OS? This YoutTube video is over 2 years old but the point is still valid.


If I had a couple grand to build a PC with today, I'd go RAID0 on at least two SSD's for the OS and RAID1 a couple of 3Tb Seagate's or WD's for storage.
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