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^ I guess it's because I'm on SATA II then, because I went from a 300GB Velociraptor (games) to a 256GB M4 and I'm not seeing load times that are much better TBH.

RAID 0 Raptors on SATA 2 to my Crucial M4 on SATA 2 was night and day. SATA 3 barely makes a difference.

a SSD will embarrass any consumer grade HDD in just about anything but price
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My only complaint is that my 60GB drive isn't big enough!
256gb as your only drive sounds skimpy, especially for gaming. What happens when you get that huge steam library, and load up high res texture mods for some of them? You'll want a storage HDD for sure.


I never have more than 3-4 games installed. You can save space by uninstalling/moving to hdd the games that you dont play.
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I currently have a chance to go full SSD, 256GB is what I'm aiming for. I'm curious what your speeds are like after you've loaded up said SSD with games/benching software/etc and have effectively tortured/burned the SSD in.

I have a 128GB M3, 60GB Corsair Force, and 40GB Intel X-25V.
I also use 2x 2TB Samsung Spinpoints.

I have the OS and key programs on my M3.
I Run my program files/User folders on a 2TB Spinpoint.
I use my other 2TB as Storage

I use Hard Links to move Steam games to different SSDs. Which saves me the trouble of Uninstalling/installing. When Im done with a game I just undo the link which moves it back.

Overall I am very happy with this setup.
Games like Oblvion/skyrim which feature lots of loading screens load super fast to the point that I can't read the loading screen text. WoW, and Swtor also load really fast.

When I do my next upgrade I will get 2 256GB M4s and run them in a raid 0 and use my 128GB M3 for Boot.
Edited by BeerPowered - 8/28/12 at 4:32pm
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I never have more than 3-4 games installed. You can save space by uninstalling/moving to hdd the games that you dont play.

Why? HD space is not that expensive, and empty space is wasted space. SSDs shine as OS drives, with games the only real benefit is shorter loading screens. SteamMover or manual symlinks can work wonders anyway; shuffle games between your HDD and SSD as required.

Besides, with steam it would be a waste of bandwidth to uninstall games all the time.
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Why? HD space is not that expensive, and empty space is wasted space. SSDs shine as OS drives, with games the only real benefit is shorter loading screens. SteamMover or manual symlinks can work wonders anyway; shuffle games between your HDD and SSD as required.
Besides, with steam it would be a waste of bandwidth to uninstall games all the time.

Crew Chief?
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Also, what about your FLAC music library? Ripped (legal!) movies? Random linux ISOs and other large downloads? Am I the only nerd around here with those sorts of things on my computer?
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Crew Chief?

Haha yeah, but not for much longer. I'm in texas for flight engineer school at the moment.
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Also, what about your FLAC music library? Ripped (legal!) movies? Random linux ISOs and other large downloads? Am I the only nerd around here with those sorts of things on my computer?

Of course those are stored on a multi-terabyte, parity-protected, dedicated file server. wink.gif
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Not sure about precise speeds, but right now I'm running on a standalone 256GB Vertex 4 and it's very snappy. With my system at stock Windows 7 installed in 8 minutes, and 5 minutes with 4GHz on the CPU and 3000MHz on the CPU/NB. Windows boots in around 11 or 12 seconds and there's practically no delay in my startup programs.
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Also, what about your FLAC music library? Ripped (legal!) movies? Random linux ISOs and other large downloads? Am I the only nerd around here with those sorts of things on my computer?

Nope, people who Claim to have a SSD only system are using some sort of server/external storage.
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Haha yeah, but not for much longer. I'm in texas for flight engineer school at the moment.
Seems to be a popular route. Either that or Boomer.
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