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I have the money, but I don't know if I should really take the plunge here. I'm like, nervus to adopt a new technology in my build that i've never used before. I really want to buy the SSD's, i'm just not sure.

Should I do it?
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Once you go SSD, you will never go back. SSDs are not as scary as they use to be. Just make sure you have no other drives installed in the system, then fresh install windows onto the ssd. After that, follow sean's guide to optimize things. Windows automagically aligns things to 4k. Just make sure you have AHCI (or RAID) enabled in your bios.
 
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The hard drive is the slowest thing in your computer. Why not replace it with something much faster? thumb.gif
     
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No single component has effected my user experience so much in a positive way. I will never own a PC without an SSD again. I bought a 64GB for $499 back in 2009, was the best part of my rig then. I'm slowly migrating to all SSD's in my machine with a NAS box with spinners in it for large storage.
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Once you go SSD, you will never go back. SSDs are not as scary as they use to be. Just make sure you have no other drives installed in the system, then fresh install windows onto the ssd. After that, follow sean's guide to optimize things. Windows automagically aligns things to 4k. Just make sure you have AHCI (or RAID) enabled in your bios.

I plunged. Bought a set of 2 of the fastest drives I could find, gonna put them in a raid array for a total of over 1gb/s transfer speed, read and write redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Once you go SSD, you will never go back. SSDs are not as scary as they use to be. Just make sure you have no other drives installed in the system, then fresh install windows onto the ssd. After that, follow sean's guide to optimize things. Windows automagically aligns things to 4k. Just make sure you have AHCI (or RAID) enabled in your bios.

There's a reason he has 1k+ rep, because he's right and sean's windows 7 ssd optimization guide is gospel.
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The hard drive is the slowest thing in your computer. Why not replace it with something much faster? thumb.gif

Exactly!
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No single component has effected my user experience so much in a positive way. I will never own a PC without an SSD again. I bought a 64GB for $499 back in 2009, was the best part of my rig then. I'm slowly migrating to all SSD's in my machine with a NAS box with spinners in it for large storage.

Neither will I!

After booting from an SSD in my not good at all laptop was exponentially faster than my I7 with a 1tb WD black, I'll NEVER go back.

Assuming the prices in regions other than North America (if you aren't here already) are relatively close to it I suggest biting the bigger bullet and going for a larger SSD. SSD's in the 250gb range can be had for $150-$200.
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post #7 of 21
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There's a reason he has 1k+ rep, because he's right and sean's windows 7 ssd optimization guide is gospel.
Exactly!
Neither will I!

After booting from an SSD in my not good at all laptop was exponentially faster than my I7 with a 1tb WD black, I'll NEVER go back.

Assuming the prices in regions other than North America (if you aren't here already) are relatively close to it I suggest biting the bigger bullet and going for a larger SSD. SSD's in the 250gb range can be had for $150-$200.

I'm eventually going to have 6 of them in a raid 0 configuration. Speed isn't the word I would use for that, I would use "ASDFIFQRVPEVARVBSDKBNQWERIVPNV-fast"

The ones I bought (only 2 atm) were 64gb each, and with 500 mb/s read and write, It's going to be a full 10 times faster than what I'm running now...

Will this be a 7.9 on the WPI?
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It should providing you have a sata 3 controller with decent performance anything newer then a x58 board should be fine as long as your not limited by the pcie link to the controller like i was on my old x 58 sabertooth
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It should providing you have a sata 3 controller with decent performance anything newer then a x58 board should be fine as long as your not limited by the pcie link to the controller like i was on my old x 58 sabertooth

Mine's a built in controller, and from what I have read it works incredibly. Also I have a 990FX chipset, so that isn't an issue.
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ya that was one thing i noticed when i was shopping for a new MB that AMD had a lot better options when it came to sata connections and plenty of lanes to support them even on low end boards but thats where my props end for AMD.
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