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o ok cool i figure all the power on and off might effect it. i just like to have my pc off when im not on it.
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Originally Posted by RedCloudFuneral View Post
Nah, your probably helping it in the long run. SSDs have limited write cycles, but its such a high number it would take a few decades to run it out anyway. Nothing to worry about.
 
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o ok cool i figure all the power on and off might effect it. i just like to have my pc off when im not on it.
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There is a small power spike everytime you do a cold boot(computer off, not in sleep), but I don't think it will matter too much in the end. Its a lot less harmful than it sounds. You could always just put it in sleep mode, it turns off the fans, LEDs, and pretty much everything but the RAM, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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I'm tired of people acting like a solid state drive is a necessity.

higher priorities...
I agree with you mostly but its not just boot time and application loading time, its game loading time. Like when you load a new map, game, u die, etc. It can shave a ton of time off single player games not to mention loading replays in sc2.

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SSDs are very nice to have, almost the difference between mechanical and regular keyboard. However even with how awesome it is I still think its lower priority especially on a budget.

But as a gamer the quality of the actual game is what matters. Once you are in and playing you need to have perfect response, perfect control, and perfect visuals. The other stuff doesn't matter as much.

Plus loading gives us time to have our eyes actually closed lol...
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There is a small power spike everytime you do a cold boot(computer off, not in sleep), but I don't think it will matter too much in the end. Its a lot less harmful than it sounds. You could always just put it in sleep mode, it turns off the fans, LEDs, and pretty much everything but the RAM, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.
The powerspike would do crap all and the SSD is probably designed to take a power spike from much worse PSUs than anyone here would have.

alick: How is the Vertex Plus? It's the budget 4800 IOPs SSD right? I was thinking of buying two 120GB because they're so cheap, but I wasn't sure on whether it has the stuttering problem. (RAID and the 240GB size would counteract the lack of TRIM for me, I'd probably be lucky to use over 160GB.)
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I agree with you mostly but its not just boot time and application loading time, its game loading time. Like when you load a new map, game, u die, etc. It can shave a ton of time off single player games not to mention loading replays in sc2.

My Gaming priority would be

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then and only then I move onto my PC

GPU
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SSD
the rest

SSDs are very nice to have, almost the difference between mechanical and regular keyboard. However even with how awesome it is I still think its lower priority especially on a budget.

But as a gamer the quality of the actual game is what matters. Once you are in and playing you need to have perfect response, perfect control, and perfect visuals. The other stuff doesn't matter as much.

Plus loading gives us time to have our eyes actually closed lol...
i have a few questions...if i run windows on an SSD but all my games are installed on a regular 7200RPM HDD will my games see ANY improvement in load times?

also

I've heard that SSDs crap out much sooner than standard HDDs...is there any truth to this?

I was considering getting an SSD but storage limitations and the pricing makes them a little unappealing
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i have a few questions...if i run windows on an SSD but all my games are installed on a regular 7200RPM HDD will my games see ANY improvement in load times?
Not game times but Windows will boot incredibly quickly. Some people get cold boot times of 7 seconds.
    
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i have a few questions...if i run windows on an SSD but all my games are installed on a regular 7200RPM HDD will my games see ANY improvement in load times?

also

I've heard that SSDs crap out much sooner than standard HDDs...is there any truth to this?

I was considering getting an SSD but storage limitations and the pricing makes them a little unappealing
You'll see a tiny one from not having Windows on that 7200rpm HDD, but if it was already like that and you're replacing the OS HDD with an SSD, no improvements.

And its false, people see the write limit and crap themselves without doing the maths, you'd get over 2 or so years of constant writing 24/7 before it crapped out...And you could still access your files then, just not write to the SSD.
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Hey the drive is really good. So far it's.been fast and only thing is you must get it to run in ahci mode( had it in ide for the first two days) or If your running in raid. As for shutter I have not notice any of that happening. But then again it's not even two Weeks old. Lol. I would say go for it.

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The powerspike would do crap all and the SSD is probably designed to take a power spike from much worse PSUs than anyone here would have.

alick: How is the Vertex Plus? It's the budget 4800 IOPs SSD right? I was thinking of buying two 120GB because they're so cheap, but I wasn't sure on whether it has the stuttering problem. (RAID and the 240GB size would counteract the lack of TRIM for me, I'd probably be lucky to use over 160GB.)


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Mine boots in about 7 seconds

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Hey the drive is really good. So far it's.been fast and only thing is you must get it to run in ahci mode( had it in ide for the first two days) or If your running in raid. As for shutter I have not notice any of that happening. But then again it's not even two Weeks old. Lol. I would say go for it.

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Thanks for the help with that, guess I will then. +rep
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