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SSDs are great if you can pony up the cash for a nice one. I like the article OK but I think the question here should be "Can you afford it? Hard drive to SSD"
 
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Nope.
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Well, when I load up BC2 I lag like a bat out of hell 'cause my HD is still loading random junk. Would an SSD change this?
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
In theory, it does.

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



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.
And yet my own experience says otherwise. The difference from moving from a nice F3 to a 320 - barely noticeable. It all depends on what you do with your system. If you're like me, and you use only Skype, Firefox, and -maybe- WMP daily then you're better off without the SSD. Superfetch will be close enough to the SSD that the upgrade is far from worth it.

If you're running 15 different programs several times a day, sure, I bet the SSD will save you a boatload of time.

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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.
Because it would be pointless. The difference in "speed" would only be measurable either during huge file transfers or during benchmarks. You're better off to buy one large SSD. You don't lose TRIM that way, either.
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Quote:
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Well, when I load up BC2 I lag like a bat out of hell 'cause my HD is still loading random junk. Would an SSD change this?
Everything the game needs to run fluidly is stored in your RAM after loading up. That is likely your connection and if it does this offline update your graphics drivers, and check the stability of any overclocks. An SSD would kill loading times and change your computing experience for the better, still. At least that is in my opinion I advocate SSDs but the decision is yours.
 
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Well, when I load up BC2 I lag like a bat out of hell 'cause my HD is still loading random junk. Would an SSD change this?
Yes 100%

I had the same problem while using flight sim x, The hdd is constantly being used throughout flight to load ground textures and no matter how much ram, how fast the cpu or gpu are it still looked awfull, my ssd cured this and it now runs silky smooth 40+ fps, and i have alot of scenery addons.
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this might be stupid question, but are there 3.5" SSD on the market? I seem to have only seen 2.5" which means you still have to use mechanical hard drive after all.
    
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Without a doubt, my SSD has been my favorite upgrade. Prices are finally in a realistic range now as well!
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SSD was the best upgrade I made !
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SSD for system drive and HDDs in raid for storage is always the best choice.
I wouldn't RAID 0 my storage unless I had more storage for backup.
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