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Solid state drives have advantages and disadvantages, which the results pretty much illustrate. The game installation test results show that writes on our 60GB SSD were substantially slower than writes on the stock PS3 hard drive by around 20-30 percent. More expensive SSDs have substantially faster write speeds and compete easily with the fastest desktop drives on the market.

The Devil May Cry 4 installation time in particular looks odd. The length of time the game takes to install comes as no surprise, but its performance compared to other games is undeniably subpar. Both Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto IV stay relatively close to each other in terms of transfer rates, while Devil May Cry 4 runs almost half as fast.

Write speeds are only one part of the story because you generally install a game only once. The rest of the time, you'll likely be loading up saved games, waiting for levels to load, or launching games from the XMB. The SSD excels in those instances. Assassin's Creed showed tremendous speed increases both when starting the game and when loading a saved game. Grand Theft Auto IV also had gains, but Devil May Cry 4 hardly budged in favor of the SSD when it came to saved game loads. The SSD's superior read performance doesn't nullify load times entirely, but it does help to reduce them.
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who would even use an ssd drive for a ps3
    
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PS3, Bah.

What a waste of Technology.

I believe Gabe Newell is known as saying something along the lines of "The Cell Processor is Useless"
    
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Now why the hell would ANYONE think of putting an SSD in a PS3????


Seriously.... its not like its gonna magically make the PS3 100x faster....

The reason why they are used in laptops is because IT DOESN"T BREAK WHEN YOU MOVE IT.

How many people move their PS3s around like a laptop?? No-one...
    
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PS3, Bah.

What a waste of Technology.

I believe Gabe Newell is known as saying something along the lines of "The Cell Processor is Useless"
what does the Cell have to do with an SSD?
And no - this isn't a sony product. Its third party.
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PS3, Bah.

What a waste of Technology.

I believe Gabe Newell is known as saying something along the lines of "The Cell Processor is Useless"
Everything can be useless for you..
Quad-core,, Dual-gpu,, it does mean nothing to you.

\\\\\\PS3\\\\\\ pawns

It's quite true that SSD is only faster in terms of access time.


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PS3, Bah.

What a waste of Technology.

I believe Gabe Newell is known as saying something along the lines of "The Cell Processor is Useless"
Someone's moving around...
Remember! There is a PS3 laptop!! lol
Edited by jpark59 - 6/7/08 at 10:33am
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Now why the hell would ANYONE think of putting an SSD in a PS3????


Seriously.... its not like its gonna magically make the PS3 100x faster....

The reason why they are used in laptops is because IT DOESN"T BREAK WHEN YOU MOVE IT.

How many people move their PS3s around like a laptop?? No-one...
Pretty much sums it up.
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1. IT DOESN"T BREAK WHEN YOU MOVE IT.
2. How many people move their PS3s around like a laptop?? No-one...
1. The only thought that comes to my mind when talking about SSD's
2. Gabe maybe
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Why would you upgrade something that, in my mind, is already useless?

Not to turn this thread into "One of THOSE threads", but the cost/performance of a PS3 is terrible. For the $400 I could spend on a PS3, I could build half of my entire computer setup. A setup which is easily upgradable, has more functionality, and performs BETTER than a PS3.

Kinda reminds me of those kids who wear "Grillz" around.

Yeah, Your teeth are gold,
But Your still a dumbass.
    
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