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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.
you can't afford a 64gb crucial ssd that's $100? Because that + a 2tb hdd is going to do more for your money than any other purchase.
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my entry level kingston ssd was probably the best upgrade I've ever done. I don't have to lie to myself to admit there is a difference. My next SSD will be at least 240gb and definitely either Intel or Crucial.
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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 am in the same situation. I can't justify the cost of a SSD vs the performance it would bring. With that said, manufacturers aren't having a problem selling them at the current prices, so it's highly unlikely we'll see an overall price drop any time soon. I'm hoping to catch a black Friday or Christmas sale, but I've got a long list of other stuff I need to buy before I can start upgrading my rig.
 
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i bought one and it crashed within 3 days. i think i'll keep waiting.
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I am in the same situation. I can't justify the cost of a SSD vs the performance it would bring. With that said, manufacturers aren't having a problem selling them at the current prices, so it's highly unlikely we'll see an overall price drop any time soon. I'm hoping to catch a black Friday or Christmas sale, but I've got a long list of other stuff I need to buy before I can start upgrading my rig.
You don't have to buy a $200 SSD. You bought a GTX 570, you have the money for a 60gb SSD. Grab yourself a sub $100 60gb SSD, put windows on it, your apps you use everyday, and you will have room for a game or two. Its temping for me to upgrade to a bigger SSD, but I see marginal improvements in game loading on my SSD vs. Caviar Black. You will see massive gains in boot times and application loading.

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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.
Buddy, I'm gona call you out on your hypocrisy. I know your probably some teenage kid pissed at the world, but think of where you are spewing your political propaganda, on a computer enthusiast forum. This forum is all about superfluous excess. Yet you feel compelled to put political lectures into every one of your posts, do us all a favor, sell that capitolist pig computer of yours and feed the poor.
Edited by amtbr - 10/7/11 at 6:11pm
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Should you upgrade?
No because I have better uses for $300 than a 160GB SSD Come talk to me once I can get a 256GB Intel SSD for $125.
Loading of your computer and webpages doesn't make a $120 60GB SSD "worth it". The only REAL benefit is in gaming for most and 60GB wont cut it for a real gamer. I have 12 games installed that I play on and off every week. Load times is all its really good for and the fact its "limited writes" is what really kills the deal with me.

Also yes I did break down and bought a 120GB Vertex 2 last year for $150 after rebate. I ended up selling it though since while it loaded faster I couldn't justify what it actually did. I boot my PC up and go take a piss in the morning, by the time I get back, windows and all my programs that I use daily are booted up. Its like having a SSD but with money in my pocket.
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Should you upgrade?
No because I have better uses for $300 than a 160GB SSD Come talk to me once I can get a 256GB Intel SSD for $125.
Loading of your computer and webpages doesn't make a $120 60GB SSD "worth it". The only REAL benefit is in gaming for most and 60GB wont cut it for a real gamer. I have 12 games installed that I play on and off every week. Load times is all its really good for and the fact its "limited writes" is what really kills the deal with me.
The biggest benefit is the loading of the many small files a lot faster than a HDD, not just in gaming. In fact, games don't see that much of an improvement.

And the limited writes are so limiting, your drive will likely be dead of other causes way before you hit that limit. And that includes mechanical HDDs.
    
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Not so true, World of Warcraft for example sees a 2/3 slash in loading. Portals and instances also load so much faster than a HDD. There is benefits in gaming and most games that I tested saw a 30-50% cut in loads.

I mean the majority of the market wouldn't really notice a SSD. Most owners just check email and stuff and very few handle thousands of small files.
    
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Yes, games would see a benefit, but no-where nearly as big as the lack of chokes before applications load...Everyone notices those, especially in the "average users" use of say, iTunes, IE8 or possibly 9 and WLM at once, you see plenty of stutters because the HDD struggles to keep up with all the random files.

And everyone handles thousands of small files...Ever ran this little OS called Windows? You're using thousands of small files, then.
    
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You can find great deals on SSD's these days if you wait for it. I bought two Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB for $89.99 with free shipping after $25 MIR around a month or two ago (I already spent the rebates that was in the form of a gift card). I even bought some used SSD's for $1 per GB (a Patriot Pyro 120GB and a Corsair P128). I got my 240GB Mushkin Enhanced Callisto for around $315 new (my most expensive SSD purchase).

Even degraded, they're still faster than any HDD. I see people spending $120 on 150GB Velociraptors because of the space and overpriced WD Caviar Blacks when you can get a 120GB SSD and two Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB's for the same price or cheaper and have an overall faster system with redundancy (RAID 1 rather than RAID 0).
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