Originally Posted by Sym_
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?
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 will probably see all ur game load decrease by about 1/2 on average. If you youtube SSD vs HDD game X you will see how fast games load compared to an HDD.
SSDs will last longer than your computer, I dont know exact figures but for typical use Id say 20years at least.
The price is high but if you spend all your time on your PC it is worth it. All my hobbies and interests are computer related so paying $200 to have my computer start/shutdown, load applications and game faster is defninately worth it.
I have windows/programs and w/e game I am currently playing on my SSD, which includes SC2 and will be BF3. Its very easy esp with steam to move games around. Since I rarely if ever play more than 2 to 3 games at a time, an SSD is perfect for my needs.
SSDs are very good for games where u have to load large environments, like The Elder Scrolls, MMO's in general, FPS maps, and other RPGs. It helps in SC2 as well but since you are limited by your opponents loading time unless you both have SSD's it doesnt matter, and most people dont. However for starting up and loading replays its much faster which is an integral part of sc2 play.
However the money IS better spent on anything else first esp if that is bottlenecking you, assuming you are a hardcore gamer. If you look at my system I had all of that before getting an SSD including a 2nd monitor (for watching sc2 streams while I play sc2).
Tbh if I could trade my mobo, cpu, and SSD for a crossfire compatibel mobo + i7 2600k (or w/e it is) I would rather do that atm (but its pita to do all that work lol).Edited by Ploppytheman - 10/14/11 at 3:48am