Originally Posted by iNfiniGUN
No, i was the grammar nazi...although i forgot the ( .
) between ( Sorry ) and ( Grammar Nazi ). >.>I corrected his grammar in my post.
Well anyway, Reading your post made me realize i actually made a mistake.
Well, i was wrong and i admit it. but would you please tell me how they scale? as i've never used one. ( all i've seen are videos
I don't know how to answer this other than by sharing my experience:
I've always had a 2-drive system where one is for C: and one is for D:. This makes it easy for me to format and start over. At some time after 2008, I gradually upgraded from two 7200 RPM hard drives to two 150GB VelociRaptors. Then some time after that, I replaced one of the VelociRaptors with a good solid state drive for my C: drive (good for that time). I noticed a difference right away.
Eventually, I soon decided to see what it would be like if I disconnected the VelociRaptor that was remaining (which was my D: drive) in order to simulate what it would be like if I replaced that VelociRaptor with a solid state drive. So, I shut down, disconnected it, and turned it back on. Right away, I noticed that Windows loaded even faster. I even noticed that my system felt even snappier than before just by disconnecting that VelociRaptor.
Confused, I decided to look into getting another solid state drive so that I would then be able to keep my 2-drive setup without having to be bogged down by a hard drive - even a fast VelociRaptor. Many people back then had just one storage drive and it was a solid state drive, so I was determined to replace that VelociRaptor so that I could enjoy that superior performance of not having any hard drives connected without sacrificing my 2-drive setup.
So, I eventually replaced that VelociRaptor with a solid state drive and it's been bliss ever since because I got that boost in speed that I experienced back when I simply disconnected the VelociRaptor. Windows starts and restarts significantly faster, programs open just as fast as they do when they open from memory, and of course it's faster just in general whenever drive reads or writes are involved. I basically live at my computer, so it's well worth it. However, this isn't to say that I think everyone would feel that it's worth it. It's just something that you have to think about and decide for yourself. Although, back in 2011 I upgraded from an E8400 @ 4.0 GHz in an EP45-UDP3 with nice DDR2 1200 G.SKILL Pi memory and a GTX 470 to what I have now and it was a massive upgrade. Yet, before I ever began thinking about upgrading, I was telling people here on OCN left and right that I have no need to upgrade, that my current system is overkill for me, and that upgrading would be a huge waste of my money. I mean seriously, that system was plenty fast for what I do, yet I still feel that my money was very well spent on the Sand Bridge upgrade! I know, this is contradicting to "make up your own mind", but I feel it's worth mentioning because sometimes it's like food: you won't know until you try it.
I wish I could give a the technical kind of answer that you're asking for here because I know how helpful it would be in helping you make an informed decision one way or the other, but I can't. For me, I figured that I could always return the drive if I felt that it was a waste of money. I mean, at the time I was just going by all of the posts from people who were raving about their new solid state drive. lol
Edited by TwoCables - 9/15/13 at 12:37am