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Right now I have a San DIsk 120GB SSD. It's a little over half full. I now see that 256GB SSD's are getting closer to $1/GB and I am wondering if it's a great time to make that upgrade to a 256GB drive, will prices get much lower? Also, my San Disk isn't the fastest SSD, so I am wondering if I will get a speed increase with a new 256GB like a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830?
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Pretty much depends on your system, mate smile.gif If you're rocking a 1.6Ghz Celeron, then no point in upgrading. Please fill in your system details smile.gif
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faster in benchmarks, wont notice a thing in day to day operations
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Some of the 240s are getting to a nice pricepoint when on sale. I moved from 120GB, I'm addicted to the speed and loving more room for games.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post

Pretty much depends on your system, mate smile.gif If you're rocking a 1.6Ghz Celeron, then no point in upgrading. Please fill in your system details smile.gif

this, to some degree, but any system with sata ii or iii will see a boost with an ssd.

in any case, the only reason to bump ssd size would be if you don't have enough to hold all your programs/games+your os.

music, pics, movies, and other non-executable filetypes do not receive any benefit from ssd use, so there is not a lot of reason to spend money for one.
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post #6 of 12
Prices are always falling. And over summer to fall newer drives are going to be out too.

If you don't need the room now you should wait a little.
post #7 of 12
Would a newer SSD be faster? Assuming your on Sata3 a newer SSD would be, but the real question is would it be noticeably faster or something you would only be able to see in benchmark testing. I'm guessing it would feel the same, in my experience I can't feel the difference between a fast Sata2 SSD and a fast Sata3 SSD. If you need additional storage, I would just add another SSD. I wouldnt bother to reinstall Windows.
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Maybe I'll just wait for the prices to decline. I am just hoping we don't have another disaster like in Thailand and all of a sudden SSD prices just blow up! I am either going to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge E or an Ivy Bridge rig, so I could use the money on that.
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Maybe I'll just wait for the prices to decline. I am just hoping we don't have another disaster like in Thailand and all of a sudden SSD prices just blow up! I am either going to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge E or an Ivy Bridge rig, so I could use the money on that.

Cause SSD prices are all that matter when a country is decimated biggrin.gif

Just kidding wink.gif
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I would just wait. rolleyes.gif
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