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Hello!,

So I am thinking about getting a Kingston SH103S3/120G for 97 euros but I'm unsure atm.
I talked with a friend and well he told me why I wanted to do that, continuing with: Didn't you say that when your PC boots up you would go downstairs to get something to drink and when you returned your PC was booted up?

He does have a small point, this is what I mostly do. Boot the PC and go downstairs.
But is a SSD really worth it? It is 97 euros :/

Please some help about this smile.gif
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It's not just boot time, you'll see a dramatic difference in loading times of all programs on the SSD. Computer just seems so much more responsive.
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If you care for instant application starting, yes it's worth it. You can also put your most played game(s) on it and enjoy uber fast load times or no hiccups in games due to no HDD thrashing.
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post #4 of 17
Go for it! That way you could get your drink BEFORE booting up your PC.thumb.gif
Be sure to check out other brands and models like Samsung's 830/840 or OCZ Vertex 4.
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+1, I cant stand my computer at work everything loads/installs so slowly on hard drive in comparison to my home computer with SSD. And booting as well, Windows 7 from hitting power button til desktop icons is 22 seconds.
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post #6 of 17
Absolutely YES! Your computer will feel far far more responsive.

I'd consider doing some research on here first though, both in terms of what to get and how to set it up. Sean Webster has an awesome guide on this. IIRC Samsung 830 was the drive to get not so long ago, I'm not sure what the current status is.
    
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Like others have already said. The boot is a small part of it. The general performance in the OS itself is the best part. Load times in applications and system responsiveness is the best part. Probably one of the most noticeable upgrades that I have ever done to my PC.

You won't regret it.
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Originally Posted by opt33 View Post

+1, I cant stand my computer at work everything loads/installs so slowly on hard drive in comparison to my home computer with SSD. And booting as well, Windows 7 from hitting power button til desktop icons is 22 seconds.

Yup it's why i put a ssd in my work comp too thumb.gif

Defenetly worth it, now you could link us site from where you will buy, maybe we can suggest something better/cheaper or something.
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yes you want an SSD i just got hold of mine and i have to say ive spoilt myself!, it runs so damn fast!, i can boot windows (in about 14 seconds) then run programs instantly as soon as they appear on my desktop, and that's not even on sata 6! (using sata6 ssd on sata3)

i defiantly recommend one!
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post #10 of 17
Yes, you should.

I don't have to know what computer you're using, or how you use it. The fact is that there is almost never a situation where an SSD wouldn't be a good thing to have. I've been using them for over two years now, and I'm never going back to a mechanical drive. I've had to use them the odd time, and they're just plain slow in comparison.

The Kingston is an ok drive, but you're better off with something like a Crucial M4, or a Samsung 830 if you can find one.
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