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If I weren't editing photos and videos, I would still use SSDs.

I never turn off my PC, so I could care less about boot times. The only games I play that even benefit from the extra speed is skyrim and bioshock, both of which I don't play that much right now.

Applications don't load too much faster than a normal hard drive, and I have limited space.

HOWEVER, when I overclock my PC, I have to turn off and on my PC SEVERAL times. On a mechanical drive, the boot time can take forever. With my raid 0 ssds, I boot right into windows and I can begin testing my system.

Another nice thing is that when you have a mechanical drive, after a while of use, the drive really starts to slow down. Files and .DLLs can vanish for no freaking reason and eventually you are forced to clean your drive. Cleaning my drive involves a full windows format for me. But with an SSD, they are so fast that even when they do slow down, they don't completely bog down the system. So instead of formatting windows every 2 months, I do it every 8 or 9 months.

These are just a few of my personal reasons. I obviously have other reasons, but as I mentioned before, they involve editing and I think that if I made the comment that SSDs are really good for editing that peoples responses would be "NO DUH!!!!" .

On a separate note, I just took a look at your sig rig, and I think you have two issues regarding your SSD. One is you are running an AMD system. There is not a single AMD configuration I know of that would give you the full performance of your drive or any drive for that matter. The other is that 64 GB is small and when it fills up, the drive will slow down a little bit.

I suggest that you do a benchmark and a real world test to see what the speed of the drive is. I bet you 30 bucks that the drive performance is going to come in way under spec.
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post #12 of 14
I would buy based on use.

Example if I need more storage space I would get an HDD, if I want my programs, games or boot times to go faster then I would get an SSD. I had a C300 for boot/OS and I have 2x 1TB drives for everything else, I could only fit a few games on the SSD if I wanted faster games so thats why i opted for the 256GB SSD so I wouldn't have to worry about space so much and at the same time that is my boot, programs and games drive. Storage, music, videos, and everything else into the HDDs.

My C300 served its purpose and still a good boot drive and I threw that onto my laptop so I kinda got two upgrades in one tongue.gif.

But if you've never experienced the SSD before, would you have known what you're missing out on? for example back when SSDs were just slightly going down in price everyone was like Ohh you can only write on them so many times before they die, dont buy SSD they will die if you keep writing.. true and all but once people started using them they knew the benefits of having one. Now if it was like a purchase based on oh man I'm spending $150~$170 on a "256GB" but I want 1TB then you're buying based on storage capacity and not the uses of an SSD.

Pretty much you defined what the benefits of having an SSD, faster installation, boot times, load times, no moving parts, power consumption. An SSD won't give you 500fps in games or insane speeds, its basically just giving you less bottleneck. We have CPU, RAM, GPU that are fast enough as it is but only to be bottlenecked by HDD. So thats why even my super ancient single core, 1GB RAM laptop was able to become faster is because of SSD speeds. Compare that to a 5400/7200RPM HDD and you won't get them fast boot times.

So pretty much I'm saying if you were looking at storage space to begin along with pricing then yeah I can see where you can get buyers remorse but if you're looking at speeds/performance increase then thats where SSD is much better at.

I see an SSD as the investment drive, after you got your boot/games drive you can get whatever for your storage. But yeah prices are going down real nicely for SSD so buying too early? maybe some remorse but doesn't mean having one is bad either.

I kinda regretted buying a C300 when M4 was close but with the uses I had with my C300 I was glad I bought it because it had made its uses.

So buy based on use next time. thumb.gif
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I regret not purchasing a bigger one.
   
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post #14 of 14
Sell it, remorse gone! biggrin.gif
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