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I built a computer around the start of June and have just a WD10EZEX HDD. I have used around a good 136 GB worth of the HDD and have mainly games on it. Would I benefit from an SSD? Or should I wait until I feel my computer slowing down a little and want to upgrade (GPU, RAM, and ultimately the SSD)? The thing is, I just have games. In addition with Windows 8.1 fast boot (I think I am using it), the boot up process is generally 7 seconds (unless I am counting wrong). I don't have large media files (or any media files for that matter). I am usually careful about space. I know that an SSD will speed up loading times for games, mainly MMOs and Single Player games, and booting the OS.
post #2 of 7
There so cheap right now. Why not?
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once you try an SSD, you will regret every second you wasted on the turtle HDDs thumb.gif

7 seconds boot time? no way! you're counting wrong.

just for the BIOS POST it will take like 3 seconds...so your HDD boots up to Windows desktop in 4 seconds? no way in heck, not even my SSD can do that

Anyway, with an SSD, everything you click on flashes right in front of your eyes, no lag, no pauses, nada!

loading times will be much faster for games, unzipping large files, etc.

when you get an SSD, format and do a clean Windows install not just migrate your data if you want to feel the real speed of SSD

after being used to an SSD since 3 years of using them, I wouldn't use a system with an HDD even if you paid me! the slowness kills my brains! you won't know what im talking about until you exprienced it first hand

this is the best budget SSD if you want to stay low on costs that is actually good and reliable:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crucial-256-Gb-2-5-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-Sata-ct256mx100ssd1-/390860185767?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item5b011520a7
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Honestly? I finally made the jump a few months ago and the difference is subtle at first, but when you compare to an HD it's like night and day. I've had programs open like *SNAP* that on my desktop that take several seconds on my laptop (640GB HD).

I would say it's worth looking into, at least. smile.gif
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Alright, now the big question. Which SSD do I buy? Samsung 840 EVO or MX100? 250/6 GB or 500/12 GB? Is it worth the price? Samsung I can get today if I drive to Best Buy. MX100, I can get buy Amazon through a buttload of gift card I will have to buy.
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once you try an SSD, you will regret every second you wasted on the turtle HDDs thumb.gif

7 seconds boot time? no way! you're counting wrong.

just for the BIOS POST it will take like 3 seconds...so your HDD boots up to Windows desktop in 4 seconds? no way in heck, not even my SSD can do that

Anyway, with an SSD, everything you click on flashes right in front of your eyes, no lag, no pauses, nada!

loading times will be much faster for games, unzipping large files, etc.

when you get an SSD, format and do a clean Windows install not just migrate your data if you want to feel the real speed of SSD

after being used to an SSD since 3 years of using them, I wouldn't use a system with an HDD even if you paid me! the slowness kills my brains! you won't know what im talking about until you exprienced it first hand

this is the best budget SSD if you want to stay low on costs that is actually good and reliable:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crucial-256-Gb-2-5-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-Sata-ct256mx100ssd1-/390860185767?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item5b011520a7

I'm serious. With Windows 8.1 Fast Boot, 7 seconds. It's using hibernation mode to shut down, but still. 7 seconds.
Edited by Zarotu - 7/12/14 at 9:42am
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Alright, now the big question. Which SSD do I buy? Samsung 840 EVO or MX100? 250/6 GB or 500/12 GB? Is it worth the price? Samsung I can get today if I drive to Best Buy. MX100, I can get buy Amazon through a buttload of gift card I will have to buy.
I'm serious. With Windows 8.1 Fast Boot, 7 seconds. It's using hibernation mode to shut down, but still. 7 seconds.

Then that's NOT a full shutdown buddy

disable hibernation THEN calculate

get the EVO, it's readily available and it's a good drive. Although I would never get an EVO myself again, the 840 PRO is the best for me due to its MLC NAND and higher sustained performance on the long run, but the EVO isn't bad
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You will notice a huge difference with an SSD. Everything will generally feel quicker. Especially boot times.
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