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are you guys constantly reinstalling the same game and running anti-virus over and over?

the ssd is a nice upgrade, but the ssd kool-aid is a bit much.

Not sure what this has to do with anything. Booting up in 7 seconds. Having all my startup programs ready within 2 seconds after logging in. Launching a game instantly. Loading levels instantly. Having my wife treat me like a god when she uses the pc is all worth it. If she can notice and apreciate the difference...than any of you "enthusiasts" should demand an ssd.
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I went from a mechanical HDD to an OCZ Vertex 2 last year and I have to say I would never build a computer again without a SSD boot drive.
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So how would one go about setting a up a solid state drive to run Windows 7 if you already have it installed on another hard drive? Could you just do a copy paste from the old hard drive to the new one? How to you copy your exact Windows install to the new SSD? Also, how do you tell Windows to save all none system files to another drive and keep all systems files and programs on the SSD?

Forgive me for being a nublet..................
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SSD's are worth it to people who have the money to play with. Otherwise, most people are looking for storage space more than speed. Here they're comparing 3TB hard drive to a 128GB SSD drive of which people who store alot of stuff (like me) I'd have to buy many more SSD's to accommodate my files (or have to buy an SSD + HD, which is 2x the price tag). Sure, it's plenty faster but it also stores the difference less in data and 128GB is well less than the standard now days for storage. SSD's are still basically in their infancy and seem to be moving along at a snails pace. Hopefully, they'll increase in storage and drop in price within the next few years...then, I can see more people jumping on the band wagon, but they're still very much in the stage where people would much rather spend $100 for 2TB Hard Drive drive than 150 for a 120GB SSD drive
    
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SSD's are worth it to people who have the money to play with. Otherwise, most people are looking for storage space more than speed. Here they're comparing 3TB hard drive to a 128GB SSD drive of which people who store alot of stuff (like me) I'd have to buy many more SSD's to accommodate my files (or have to buy an SSD + HD, which is 2x the price tag). Sure, it's plenty faster but it also stores the difference less in data and 128GB is well less than the standard now days for storage. SSD's are still basically in their infancy and seem to be moving along at a snails pace. Hopefully, they'll increase in storage and drop in price within the next few years...then, I can see more people jumping on the band wagon, but they're still very much in the stage where people would much rather spend $100 for 2TB Hard Drive drive than 150 for a 120GB SSD drive
If you notice....almost nobody uses only SSD's. That's not what this thread is about anyways.

99% of people who have an SSD use it as an OS+app drive with a tb+ drive for storage. And yes it makes a world of difference.
 
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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.
If you can't afford it you can't afford it, that doesn't mean they aren't worth the money.
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are you guys constantly reinstalling the same game and running anti-virus over and over?

the ssd is a nice upgrade, but the ssd kool-aid is a bit much.
I don't get this attitude. If you can't afford the SSD then fine but some people just feel compelled to act like an SSD is not a big improvement over a mechanical drive when it clearly, clearly is.

I've had the fast RAID 0 arrays with mechanical drives, short stroked, big numbers. Never felt half as fast as the SSD.

So go ahead and don't buy one if you can't afford it but don't pretend that they are not a big advancement in storage. They are the first big advancement we've had in local, non-volatile storage for decades!
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If they would improve frame rates in video games I would grab 1. have they gotten more reliable? that's my biggest concern
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If they would improve frame rates in video games I would grab 1. have they gotten more reliable? that's my biggest concern
1. Who chooses their storage medium based on FPS?
2. SSD's were never infamously unreliable, I don't know who started this vicious rumor but it irks me to no end.

Anyone willing to spend >$600 on building themselves a computer is silly NOT to buy an SSD. Price per GB has dropped drastically while speeds have increased. And comparisons of SSDs and HDDs are just as nonsensical as comparing L1 cache to DDR3 memory...it has absolutely no basis for comparison because they are both used differently
Edited by quentin - 10/7/11 at 9:16pm
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this is a debate for maybe 5 years ago. imho there is no greater difference in performance by any other hardware upgrade. they're cheap enough now days to make it standard in all new computers. ssd system drives are boss.
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