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can someone explain to me why i cant just go with a simple HDD. if it comes to the fact that my computer can start within a couple seconds and thats all then why?
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You have to experience an SSD. Buy a Crucial M4, you will not regret it.

I guarantee you won't go back to a HDD.
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Your whole system is faster overall. File transfers will only take a fraction of the time it used to be, especially larger files. Loading programs, especially games will only take a fraction of what it would normally take.

Start up is what takes the longest, not from when you turn on your computer to when you login, but from when you login to get the start up programs running. Mine used to take at least 2-3 minutes to get everything running before I could start using it, now it takes only a few seconds.

SSD brings new life to older and lower-end machines. I'd of course would still uses a large HDD for storage.
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can someone explain to me why i cant just go with a simple HDD
You can go with a HDD all you want. No one is forcing you to get a SSD. wink.gif

As to why you should get one read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SSDProsandCons
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so it just makes things start faster? does it effect your FPS?
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so it just makes things start faster? does it effect your FPS?

Don't buy an SSD for FPS, but it will affect your FPS in some open world games. Those loading chops while you explore in Skyrim, WoW, Fallout, etc? They are history with a good SSD.

Everything will seem much snappier. Everything will be instant or near instant. No HDD can achieve this.
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I was skeptical at first 5 years ago, "faster boot time, so what?"

Purchased my first SSD, a 30 GB Vertex 1 that went on sale, and holy cow the first time I booted up and ran applications I knew I was never going back to traditional HDDs for my OS and important programs.

Everything loads faster. When it comes to games, you'll often be the first person in the server since you've loaded the map several seconds ahead of everyone else. When it comes to opening programs and files, it's near instantaneous. The faster boot pales in comparison to the other aforementioned improvements over an HDD.

I will say though if you have large amounts of media (music, videos, etc.), you're better off with an HDD until the $/GB for SSDs goes down in the future. For now though, having an SSD as your primary OS drive +important programs is a no brainer from a performance standpoint.

Loving my SATA III Vertex 3!
post #8 of 16
Lets say for instance you just start windows and immediately click on internet explorer, with and HDD this would take 5 seconds because windows is still loading background programs, with and SDD i can click on internet explorer as soon as my desktop appears and it opens instantly, infact i can click on 3 or 4 programs all at once and they all open instantly, Games lauch instantly and load 5 times faster..no more frusturating waiting for games to launch.

SSD is awesome
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You can get to the tanks first in BF3 tongue.gif
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You can get to the tanks first in BF3 tongue.gif

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