Originally Posted by lordikon
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:
Originally Posted by Rubers
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
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
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