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Legit Reviews' graphs are hard to read. From what I can tell it's pretty impressive though. 5 seconds behind the slowest SSD in boot times still seems pretty good.
    
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post #32 of 75
Wow this is a nice drive.
I have RAID 0 WD blacks 500 gigs that read / write ~200MB's on SATA II
Some budget end SATA2 SSD's only read and write ~200MB's.

The only thing you lose out on is access times and power consumption, but you get 1 gig of storage!

Granted this is a SATA III drive...
hmm...
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I rarely ever believe whatever someone tells me, but when I do, it's posts by DuckieHo.
Seriously, though, DuckieHo is the bomb on information.

Oh I am not questioning it, I don't always listen blatantly to peoples posts but when I do, it's DuckieHo's thumb.gif

I'm just trying to get some exact information for my own server needs redface.gif
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post #34 of 75
319$?!

You can get a 256GB SSD for that price!

1/4th the space, but more than twice as fast and no access time.
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post #35 of 75
Velociraptors are still great for Windows XP based systems as well. I have a 150GB in my media pc (I had a kingston SSD prior that gave me nothing but trouble under XP).
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Oh I am not questioning it, I don't always listen blatantly to peoples posts but when I do, it's DuckieHo's thumb.gif
I'm just trying to get some exact information for my own server needs redface.gif

Ah you asked the right guy then wink.gif
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post #37 of 75

I can easily fit BF3, GW2 on $80 worth of SSD space.

 

I applaud WD for producing a 1GB Raptor, but @ $320 bucks it almost serves no purpose for whom it is intented.

 

 

C: OS (Crucial 64GB  $79)

D: Games (Crucial 128GB $149)

E: Apps (Crucial 128GB $149)

 

F: Storage (WD Black 1TB $139)

 

 

 

Remove drives E: and F:  for a Raptor...?  (<---- Think Not!)

 

 

 

 

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120GB is plenty for any OS + all your programs + a few games you play regularly with space leftover, unless they are all MMOs lol.

Sorry, but just no. My program files folder is almost 800gb - 450 of which is steam. There's no way I'd fit all my programs on one of these drives, let alone any games on top of that. 120 is just too small. The minimum SSD I'd go for is a 240, even that would be an inconvenience.

Having stuff spread over different drives (SSD and HDD) is enough of an annoyance for me to ignore the difference in loading times. The amount of time I'd spend deciding what to put where wouldn't be made up by the SSD's performance gain.
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Velociraptors are still great for Windows XP based systems as well. I have a 150GB in my media pc (I had a kingston SSD prior that gave me nothing but trouble under XP).

Sure it wasnt just a bad drive, there are plenty of people who use XP and SSDs
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Sorry, but just no. My program files folder is almost 800gb - 450 of which is steam. There's no way I'd fit all my programs on one of these drives, let alone any games on top of that. 120 is just too small. The minimum SSD I'd go for is a 240, even that would be an inconvenience.
Having stuff spread over different drives (SSD and HDD) is enough of an annoyance for me to ignore the difference in loading times. The amount of time I'd spend deciding what to put where wouldn't be made up by the SSD's performance gain.

Yeah my Steam folder is like 300GB... Not going top spend a wad of cash getting an SSD to fit that stuff!
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