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Hey guys, been looking into getting a new SSD, and by the benchmarks I've seen it look to have a large difference.

Does my current system deserve this or possibly a 120GB? : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53310&...Z%20Technology

Let me know your opinions;;
post #2 of 19
Don't take this the wrong way and I mean no offense, but an SSD would make a difference on a Pentium 4 machine at 1.4Ghz.

Even the slowest SSD is much, much faster than a mechanical HDD. There is almost no comparison.
    
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If your board supports SATA 6gb/s, go with a OCZ Vertex 3. To be completely honest, I will never go back to HDD.
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SSD's make a massive transformation on a system, i would certainly get one but not the one you listed. Avoid Sandforce controllers, too many issues with them still. Get yourself a Crucial M4 64GB or 128GB model. They just work and are amongst the most reliable SSD's on the market.
 
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post #5 of 19
An SSD is the single most biggest performance upgrade (within reason of new CPU's of course) - they make everything that's installed on them so much faster. You won't be able to live without one when you get one and see how good they are. Definitely go for it.
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post #6 of 19
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SSD's make a massive transformation on a system, i would certainly get one but not the one you listed. Avoid Sandforce controllers, too many issues with them still. Get yourself a Crucial M4 64GB or 128GB model. They just work and are amongst the most reliable SSD's on the market.
Thanks alot, how much of a difference would this make from a standard 720rpm 1gb hdd?
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The Crucial M4 is the current flavor of SSD because of its stability. The speeds it offers with the latest 009 firmware are also very impressive. If you do decide to get an SSD please consider the m4

I used to be strongly against SSD because of the whole $ to storage ratio being out of whack when compared with traditional 3.5" HDD. I also believed that my F3 raid-0 was as smooth as it would get. After finding a 128GB Crucial M4 on sale on Amazon, I had to eat my words. There really is nothing like an SSD to boost load times and shut down times.
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Adding an SSD to my system ruined nearly every other computer for me out there. They are just so damn slow!
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SSD are so much faster, you will notice the difference example everything opens instantly. And just like everyone I'm going to recommend you Crucial M4

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&...L%20TECHNOLOGY
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Thanks alot, how much of a difference would this make from a standard 720rpm 1gb hdd?
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Well, if you remember what it was like going from 2GB > 4GB Ram back in the day. It's more noticeable than that.
 
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