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I'm looking at an upgrade and an SSD would do wonders to my system (I've got more upgrades in the works don't worry)

I'm just wondering if a small SSD is really worth it?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/60gb-...0mb-s-80k-iops

This is the SSD I'm looking at getting, it has good read/write speeds and has good reviews but £80 is still alot of money for 60GB and 60GB will fill up fast with windows 7, crysis/warhead/2, COD4/MW3, BF3, Skyrim in fact I doubt it'll even hold that.

I'm also worried about the life of SSD's they've been rumoured to die young and I don't fancy throwing any money away too soon.

Is it worth getting one now? or should I wait for prices to drop and stability to increase?

I also heard that the trough-put is set to increase the 3GB per second with a few controller upgrades.
 
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Just put your OS on it. Leave everything else off it, unless you`re definitely going to be playing the crap out of one game for a year. Most games you have to wait for others to load before you can play, so it`s not as though it really matters that it takes a few more seconds.
    
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All I use is the small ones. I don't think the big ones are worth it. I just put the OS on it and all my programs. After that there is still like 20gb or more left. I put my games on a normal spin drive, along with all my data. Games don't benefit much from being on an SSD.
 
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I just put W7 and WoW on mine, all other games I leave on a platter drive.
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post #5 of 36
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Looks like i know what I'm getting for Christmas then ^_^

But really, games don't benefit from SSDs? Surely the load time for crysis would go down though right?

Any info on the drives not lasting long?
 
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post #6 of 36
Go with a Crucial M4.... much faster... and much better reliability.
post #7 of 36
Yes!(As long as it doesn't have a sandforce controller)
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/31/11 at 4:01pm
 
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post #8 of 36
I'm not the biggest fan of my 64GB as a boot drive. There is to much stuff out there that will only save to your C Drive. I've had to shuffle programs and games off of my SSD to make room for new stuff and right now I'm at only 4 open GB's on my C Drive. Apparently there are some suggested fixes for that will redirect saves from your C drive to another drive, but I'm not looking to get into that. The next time I reformat I think I'll go back to an HDD as my C Drive and put programs like Photoshop on to my SSD.
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Sorry. Double post!
Edited by Tom Thumb - 10/31/11 at 3:53pm
 
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post #10 of 36
Agreed, good to put the OS & programs on & everything else games.ect on a HDD, + you can gain back a bit of space from the SSD by Disable Hybernation & reducing the pagefile system.
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