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Originally Posted by BlueTac;15523939 
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?

I just don't believe the difference in load times justifies the cost of the SSD when it comes to games. rolleyes.gif
 
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Games may load faster on the SSD but you still have to wait for the games built in timer when playing multiplayer online

(edit)
there are ways to put things like My documents and such on to something other then the C drive but it will get a little involved
Edited by slickwilly - 10/31/11 at 3:52pm
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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.
Never been a problem for me!
 
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hmmm, looks like small SSD's are worth it.

But what about changing the default install location for programs to the D:/ drive instead of C:/ ?? not 100% how to do this..... is it difficult?
 
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i personally like 256gb ssd. i like to have os + programs + a few games on mine.. because i do care about loading time. also i HATE space management/worrying about it. for optimal performance the more free space you have on your ssd the better. after os + programs + games...i can fill about 150gb or so...that's why i like 256gb. btw, a m4 256gb is $365...cost per gb is $1.4 or something...not that bad...in line with most 64/128gb drives. 512gb is way to expensive right now.

of course..all this depends on budget.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/31/11 at 5:50pm
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hmmm, looks like small SSD's are worth it.

But what about changing the default install location for programs to the D:/ drive instead of C:/ ?? not 100% how to do this..... is it difficult?
Every program or game gives you the option of custom installation which allows you to install the program or game on which ever drive you like. It really is quite simple.
 
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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.
This!
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(edit)
SSD boot drive with aux. drive set up

follow the link
Edited by slickwilly - 11/1/11 at 3:27pm
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thanks for the guide, looks like I'm pretty much ready to go now.

....no wait, still need to save up £80 maybe in a week or two I'll buy one
 
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I scooped up 2 OCZ Vertex 3 60G for just over $100CDN, So I RAID1 them!! 120G and Smokin Fast!!
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