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M4 256gb selling for $199 right now....daaaammmnnn....

Sonofa....I reaaaallllyyy wish I had waited a month before buying my 128!
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I had this debate with other people in SSD threads. They're not essential. You can run a system on platter drives no problem, they're more of a luxury item tongue.gif

You're on an enthusiast forum, people are looking for performance, and SSDs offer that performance. Upgrading your OS drive to an SSD is one of the biggest performance gains you can do IMO. If people are willing to buy an extra 8GB of RAM, or get a monster CPU HS/fan just to squeeze out that extra few hundred Mhz from their CPU, why not spend a little bit more for an SSD which will offer huge gains in day-to-day usage of your machine? Especially for laptops, since those typically come with slow and smaller HDDs, an SSD is a huge gain in those cases, and saves on power usage.

I'm not saying everyone should have an SSD, but you can definitely see the appeal of them, especially on a forum like this.
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You're on an enthusiast forum, people are looking for performance, and SSDs offer that performance. Upgrading your OS drive to an SSD is one of the biggest performance gains you can do IMO. If people are willing to buy an extra 8GB of RAM, or get a monster CPU HS/fan just to squeeze out that extra few hundred Mhz from their CPU, why not spend a little bit more for an SSD which will offer huge gains in day-to-day usage of your machine? Especially for laptops, since those typically come with slow and smaller HDDs, an SSD is a huge gain in those cases, and saves on power usage.
I'm not saying everyone should have an SSD, but you can definitely see the appeal of them, especially on a forum like this.

Exactly, especially for non-gamers who want a fast system. I have always said that for a gaming rig, an ssd should be the last upgrade, simply becuase for gaming your money has a much greater impact when spent on better cpu's/gpu's. That being said, an ssd should be the FIRST upgrade for a non gamer wanting a fast system imo. Ssd's make such a huge difference in boot times and system responsiveness. I held off getting one for a long time because "I don't want to spend all that $ for 15 seconds of boot time". Now I wish I had gotten one sooner!
Edited by fuloran1 - 5/4/12 at 7:54am
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Probably! They're not that important to me anyway. I value capacity over access speed wink.gif

Who doesn't have 1-2TB drivers by now.
After getting one or two of those, the next step is an SSD.

Having lots of storage does you no good if it's a hassle to access the information on it.
The HDD is the biggest bottleneck in our PCs.
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You're on an enthusiast forum, people are looking for performance, and SSDs offer that performance. Upgrading your OS drive to an SSD is one of the biggest performance gains you can do IMO. If people are willing to buy an extra 8GB of RAM, or get a monster CPU HS/fan just to squeeze out that extra few hundred Mhz from their CPU, why not spend a little bit more for an SSD which will offer huge gains in day-to-day usage of your machine? Especially for laptops, since those typically come with slow and smaller HDDs, an SSD is a huge gain in those cases, and saves on power usage.
I'm not saying everyone should have an SSD, but you can definitely see the appeal of them, especially on a forum like this.

Yeah, like I said they're a luxury item. I did say I know the benefits in the same post you quoted, and also sometime after:
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I do look often and ponder over it but never bring myself to pull the trigger.

I see the benefit but I can't justify the price of them. I'm holding onto the 2.3" to 3.5" converter that came with my case for the day that I do buy an SSD. I WILL buy an SSD someday, but it's still not worth it to me.

And my CPU cooler was £20 new and I grabbed more RAM just recently because it was dirty cheap. I also mentioned that for my usages (Windows and Linux) a 60GB drive wouldn't be enough capacity. I'd want more and if I can't justify spending £60 on 60GB then I can't justify spending £100 on 128GB frown.gif

And finally, I only mentioned this debate because because I dropped a mention that I can't justify the price before and a load of people with SSD's got butt hurt and thought I was attacking the tech or them, or their mothers lol tongue.gif


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Thinking about it's only like saying I can't justify the price of a GTX680. I know it's awesome and all, but I can't justify the price of it personally!
Edited by Rubers - 5/4/12 at 8:04am
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And like everything else, us Aussies will get reamed I bet. You guys might end up with $0.65/GB, but I doubt we'll see anything lower then $1/GB.

You have to take taxes, import fees and the exchange rate into consideration as well.
    
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cant wait until an affordable 1tb ssd hits the market!
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Still too expensive for me. tongue.gif 40 cents per gig then maybe.
    
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Just ordered one of those 256GB M4s for $199 biggrin.gif
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I thought SSDs randomly fail and grind to a halt after several years of continuous use?

SSDs made like a decade ago...

Any quality SSD right now out last any HDD by a long shot, probably longer than your lifetime.
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