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Really? You have 3 6870s...that is over $500 alone.
There are a few key things to making a computer much faster, and an SSD is most definitely one of them. Other than an optical drive, a hard drive is the slowest performing part in a computer by far. I see people with HDDs spend $300 to upgrade their CPUs, which aren't even bottlenecking them to begin with, but they're unwilling to spend $100-200 on a fast SSD. It confuses me...



This^^

Even on an $800 build for a newphew, I added a Crucial M4 ($109), because the loss of performance without going with an SSD is pointless, even on a computer I won't use. I just wouldn't wish a non-ssd computer system on anyone. Why suffer through a sluggish OS?
post #32 of 41
Exactly! My laptop must have the slowest HDD ever. Because of that it makes the whole thing unresponsive. Unfortunately there's no cheap way to fix the laptop, but on a desktop with the option of multiple drives why even think about not getting a SSD.
 
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post #33 of 41
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My motherboard doesn't even support 6gbps, so I may try and capitalize on older-generation SSDs as these new 6gbps ones come out.

SATA 6Gb/s is only needed for sequential transfer of large files.

As a boot/application drive, SATA 3Gb/s is more than adequate since the files you deal with are generally less than 10MB. The notiable exception would be game textures but there are still random reads required as well.
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post #34 of 41
Kingston V200 uses the same setup I'm pretty sure, already were $60 after rebate for 60gb. Not super fast, either one will get beat by a Samsung 830 or Crucial M4.
 
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i really want the 256GB version (costs 280 euro here though) but i am still using a P55 motherboard
anyone know a good (full speed) SATA-600 controller?
post #36 of 41
Maybe they can invest their savings in their lackluster support desk.
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post #37 of 41

Less than £1 per GB.

 

The 64GB one is £64.00.

The 128GB one is £105.00.

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I'd rather put the money toward a RAM drive. I can max out my motherboard for about $150 right now. If there were such a thing as motherboard with 32 memory slots you could have 128 Gigs of RAM for $600. Yes a SSD would complement that very nicely, but If choosing between the two I'll take the RAM.
(And yes, troubleshooting 32 sticks of RAM would be a nightmare, but it would still be worth it.)
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SATA 6Gb/s is only needed for sequential transfer of large files.
As a boot/application drive, SATA 3Gb/s is more than adequate since the files you deal with are generally less than 10MB. The notiable exception would be game textures but there are still random reads required as well.

Indeed. I'll probably get laughed at if I run a new SSD through my Blood Rage's southbridge (which I'll have to, anyway, and I will this Christmas), but honestly there would barely be any difference in real world usage.
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I'll believe the pricing when I see it. After all, they did say that the Octanes would be $1.10 to $1.30 per GB...
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