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Does anybody notice that he has an Intel 320 and his PC's name is "My other SSD is a Vertex 3?"

This thread is going to blow up, and I know it.
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post #12 of 84
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

HUGE improvements for boot times and application load times. Do I suggest getting a 512GB SSD and putting everything on it, absolutely not. However, an SSD will be the single fastest upgrade to any semi recent PC. 9,000 people to 1, to me, suggests you are wrong.

9,000 people can't admit they're wrong, or that they have different uses for their PC. Unless you're constantly opening and closing apps or rebooting, you're not going to see a tremendous difference. Sure, a "HUGE" (as you are wont to say) improvement is 1.3 seconds on an HDD to a .. whopping .8 seconds on an SSD. Is that worth 200+ dollars? Lol. Maybe to you. thumb.gif
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I love how you say that buy you own an SSD......
Extra speed for loading applications and Windows boots.. My boot-up time is almost 30 seconds shorter since I switched from a HDD

If you knew how cheap I got my SSDs, you wouldn't be saying that lachen.gif I'd also point out that my extensive experience with them actually gives me some say so in "how much improvement" I actually saw: Very little. My GF actually said: If you'd paid 229 dollars for that thing, I would have killed you.

Oh, sure, my bootup time is remarkably fast. Faster than I can get comfy in my chair. Is that important? No, I boot my PC when there's Windows updates and that's it. So why's "boot time" important?
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Does anybody notice that he has an Intel 320 and his PC's name is "My other SSD is a Vertex 3?"
This thread is going to blow up, and I know it.

Is that supposed to mean something? The only reason I named the PC that was because the Vertex 3 was such junk I couldn't be bothered to put it in this rig. So I left the 320 in. The Vertex is running on an AMD Phenom II x4 right now.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 2/16/12 at 9:22am
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9,000 people can't admit they're wrong, or that they have different uses for their PC. Unless you're constantly opening and closing apps or rebooting, you're not going to see a tremendous difference. Sure, a "HUGE" (as you are wont to say) improvement is 1.3 seconds on an HDD to a .. whopping .8 seconds on an SSD. Is that worth 200+ dollars? Lol. Maybe to you. thumb.gif
If you knew how cheap I got my SSDs, you wouldn't be saying that lachen.gif
Oh, sure, my bootup time is remarkably fast. Faster than I can get comfy in my chair. Is that important? No, I boot my PC when there's Windows updates and that's it. So why's "boot time" important?

Because if there is a rapist in the house and I need to email my mom (don't own a phone, don't have a home phone) The last thing I need is to wait 1 minute for my PC to boot, 5 seconds for a webpage to load biggrin.gif

Why? How cheap did you get your SSDs?
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$80 for 60GB (can sometimes be had for cheaper on sales) isn't all that expensive, allows for a windows install and a few every day applications, maybe even a game or 2 (most played) depending on size. Rest can go on an HDD.

And generally all around anything will load faster with them. And if you have an older computer, putting an SSD in it will give it a new life.

I personally bought a second SSD for my laptop after I got one for my desktop because I was so happy with it.
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You shouldn't, IMO, depending on what you do with your PC from day to day. Far too expensive for far too little improvement. Of course there are going to be over 9,000 people defending their far-too-expensive purchases, but..
Play a few games, surf the net, maybe watch a movie? No need for an SSD.
...I don't think you could have put it any more vaguely. "extra speed" for what/at what? Loading apps. If you're not constantly opening and closing apps, there's little difference. If you're not constantly booting and re-booting, there's little difference.

Huge difference. You are opening programs constantly, whether you realize it or not. Anything you open in windows, whether it be task manager, device manager, control panel, etc, opens instantly, rather than waiting for a delay. IE opens faster and closes faster, shutting down your PC is a ton faster, as well as the boot up. If you own 2 SSDs, and say they are not worth it, please provide reasons as to why.
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With the prices of HDDs right now, I'd far rather spend 100$ on a 60GB SSD, and not a 500GB HDD.
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Simply a much much more 'snappier' experience. I could never go back.
    
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Why? How cheap did you get your SSDs?

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post #19 of 84
SSDs (I have three) are much faster for loading apps. The one area they don't help much with, unfortunately, is game load times. Seems much of the load times in many games is CPU bound by some sort of set-up operations. I have my entire Steam directory on a 512 GB SSD and it's only faster for loading a few games...most are about the same as a WD Caviar Black.
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Like I said, SSD's are nice, but not everybody needs one.
We know nothing about the OP system or intended use.
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