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Modern SSD's have garbage collection, you don't have to wipe them.
Most garbage utilities are no match for TRIM.
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I used to have 2 Raptors in Raid 0, and they couldnt even hold a candle to the performance of 1 SSD much less 2 in Raid 0.

If you do a lot of warping/zoning in WoW, it speeds things up greatly. Doesnt help much in speeding up SC2 multiplayer load times.
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SSD's to me feel a lot faster, i use 1 for my OS, and a SAS 15K Cheetah for games and apps.
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For GAMING a SSD isn't going to affect anything other than load times.
If you want to save yourself a few bucks, get a smaller SSD for OS/programs and put your games on a mech drive / RAID 0 array if you really want.
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You may want to consider a Western Digital Raptor as the OS drive as well. Newegg has had them on sales recently, the 300gb version for 100 only a week or 2 ago. Not as fast as an ssd, but I've noticed faster load times compared to my 7200 rpm drives that I used to use as main drives.
Actually those models should be considered as bottom of the barrel as they are crap compared to the higher end model 10k drive. Just as your local HDD guru and he'd be able to give you further details
    
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Actually those models should be considered as bottom of the barrel as they are crap compared to the higher end model 10k drive. Just as your local HDD guru and he'd be able to give you further details
Define a higher end 10K drive? And my 300gb velociraptor is very fast, no ssd, but fast, especially with ahci enabled. The only thing better would be a bunch of 15K sas drives in a raid 0 or raid 5.
 
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For GAMING a SSD isn't going to affect anything other than load times.
If you want to save yourself a few bucks, get a smaller SSD for OS/programs and put your games on a mech drive / RAID 0 array if you really want.
Try ARMA 2 with a variety of HDD´s and SSD´s.. you WILL see a difference everytime !!

hell, you can even turn up a little the view distance
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If you're under the belief that Raid will benefit you for load times, you're going to be disappointed. Try to find any review showing Raid load times versus a single drive. This forum is filled with a lot of members that see an HDTach graph showing sequential speeds and thinking Raid is the bomb, but the graphs they're looking at are nearly irrelevant. Grab an SSD and call it a day. You will feel the difference with an SSD, but you're wasting your money with Raid if that's what you're expecting. Raid is nice for tossing around massive video files (sequential read/writes), but that's about it.
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If you're under the belief that Raid will benefit you for load times, you're going to be disappointed. Try to find any review showing Raid load times versus a single drive. This forum is filled with a lot of members that see an HDTach graph showing sequential speeds and thinking Raid is the bomb, but the graphs they're looking at are nearly irrelevant. Grab an SSD and call it a day. You will feel the difference with an SSD, but you're wasting your money with Raid if that's what you're expecting. Raid is nice for tossing around massive video files (sequential read/writes), but that's about it.
i 2nd that. ssd raid = fail. i had . 1 vertex then 2 then 3. all on x58 ich10 setups. all load times longer in raid. 1 ssd is faster.
bf2 greatwall load .
1 74gb raptor 45 sec ~
2X74gb raptor raid -0 30 sec load
1 vertex 6-10 sec load
2X vertex raid -0 or 3vertex was 15+ sec loads.
c300 have not played bf2 cant test. but for bc2 vertex to c300 . c300 mite be faster by a bit but c300 alot more stable then vertex. sending all vertexs in and selling the rma . vertex fails in raid, now drive droped out. then a 2nd one droped.
Get a fast sandforce drives or newer.


So ya best boost in pc. is ssd. allong as a good one.
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i 2nd that. ssd raid = fail. i had . 1 vertex then 2 then 3. all on x58 ich10 setups. all load times longer in raid. 1 ssd is faster.
bf2 greatwall load .
1 74gb raptor 45 sec ~
2X74gb raptor raid -0 30 sec load
1 vertex 6-10 sec load
2X vertex raid -0 or 3vertex was 15+ sec loads.
c300 have not played bf2 cant test. but for bc2 vertex to c300 . c300 mite be faster by a bit but c300 alot more stable then vertex. sending all vertexs in and selling the rma . vertex fails in raid, now drive droped out. then a 2nd one droped.
Get a fast sandforce drives or newer.


So ya best boost in pc. is ssd. allong as a good one.
Hard to read but good info! Thanks a lot
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