Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa
There's plenty of more games out there than those... And Adobe suite sure as hell is
huge. Are you kidding me? Anyways, having to constantly swap games in and out of your tiny little SSD isn't enjoyable. Just because you only know of 4 games...
Like I said, list other games you've seen get an improvement from an SSD.
And I said games
, not programs. Hence, Adobe Suite doesn't count. As for its size, Fallout 3 modded makes it look tiny. (It was ~8GB last time I had it installed)
Originally Posted by xoleras
Its easy to take your "tests" as a grain of salt. No offense, but the difference in loading times with a modern SSD in games and windows application is ridiculously big. Now i'm not going to post benchmarks just to please you, but this is the truth. There is no platter drive that can read 550MB/s. Not even close. And that translates into load times that are much, much faster - and yes, that includes TOR.
But that's the thing, load times are just that. Load times, it won't kill performance to have to wait 15 seconds more for a game to load. And what if the game has hardcoded load times? (Which does happen in some games, I can't remember which but there was a mod to disable it)
And the biggest difference with load times comes from moving it from the OS drive to any other drive, I nearly halved how long it takes DNF to load just by having it installed on a separate HDD.
Yes, SSDs have insanely fast sequential and random file access speeds, but usually the CPU can't keep up when its loading stuff (And decompressing some), it's generally games that are loading a lot of data while you play
(eg. Sims 3 loading heaps of textures, objects, etc, as with Oblivion and FO3.)