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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by pewpewlazer View Post
0 noise
0 seek time (almost)
0 heat

They're retardedly fast
This. I just did a build for a clanmate using the new Intel V25 40GB. I can't get over how stupidly fast this thing is. Well worth the entry price IMO
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
"I replied to your post because you said that large files didn't load much faster(think game levels)." If you weren't implying that game load times aren't much faster, then what did you mean? Anyways, I was just showing a few links giving game load times. Some games load much faster and some are nearly identical to mechanical drives, but none are slower. I wish I had an SSD back when I played EQ2. Fast zoning was such an advantage!
They do load faster. maybe you didn't notice that I put the word "much" in there, or you were thinking something else at the time. I saw a benchmark where an SSD loaded crysis level 8% faster than a velociraptor. 4 seconds faster which is faster but not much faster. Would you even notice the difference in load times?

Anyway, the point is you can and should put your favorite games on your new SSD. But don't sweat it if you can't fit all your favorite games on your small expensive SSD with limited room because you'll still get pretty good performance even if you have to keep it on your HDD. And heck if you have raided HDDs you probably won't notice a difference in load times at all...

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post #23 of 34
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I'm so spoiled with the speed of my SSD.
Everytime I load something from my mechanical hard drive, I take a break, make a sandwich, and come back and its still loading.
Do you have a 50 RPM 6Kb cache hard drive or what? That's way over exaggarated ^^^ come on now

On the other hand, I can't decide if I should buy the Intel X25-V for 120 shipped off buy.com
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Do you have a 50 RPM 6Kb cache hard drive or what? That's way over exaggarated ^^^ come on now

On the other hand, I can't decide if I should buy the Intel X25-V for 120 shipped off buy.com
I thought the quality of the Vertex was better than the -V. I could be wrong but I thought their was a thread around here talking about it.
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The only downfall is obviously the cost but also the other hard drives that you have for storage, which they still make noise
     
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post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by 88EVGAFTW View Post

On the other hand, I can't decide if I should buy the Intel X25-V for 120 shipped off buy.com
Mwave has it for $115 Shipped
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post #27 of 34
There's really no point in going SSD unless you have the cash to throw around.

Personally getting anything less than 256GB of storage is a waste of time and money. TRIM function is not supported (yet) RAID arrays. Cost is still a factor and the reliability of SSDs is not as good as enterprise level HDDs.
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post #28 of 34
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There's really no point in going SSD unless you have the cash to throw around.

Personally getting anything less than 256GB of storage is a waste of time and money. TRIM function is not supported (yet) RAID arrays. Cost is still a factor and the reliability of SSDs is not as good as enterprise level HDDs.
Very few people need more than 30GB for the OS.
Most people need less than 80GB for their OS + primary applications.
Very few people need more than 120GB for OS + applications.

Why are you comparing consumer SSDs to enterprise HDDs?
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post #29 of 34
Raises the min-FPS you get in games

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=3403&p=14

nuff said
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post #30 of 34
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Alright thats all that ive been hearing about these drives.. Just making sure! Thanks.

Isnt it better to load OS's and A couple games you play more?
yeah. load up the OS and the games you play most heavily.
 
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