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Poll Results: Which drive would be the best buy?

 
  • 30% (17)
    OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II (SSD)
  • 51% (29)
    OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB SATA II (SSD)
  • 0% (0)
    WD VelociRaptor 150GB 10000 RPM 16 MB
  • 17% (10)
    WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB
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post #21 of 34
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I was only comparing the two because I didn't know how much of a difference speed wise each drive was. And also I wasn't too sure if I could manage to fit everything on the small space they give.
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post #22 of 34
OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB SATA II (SSD)

You'll love it.

VelociRaptor is just... not worth it IMO.
post #23 of 34
Regular good HDD---VCRaptor------------------------------------------------------SSD

Scales like that.
post #24 of 34
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Regular good HDD---VCRaptor------------------------------------------------------SSD

Scales like that.
This.

Velociraptor's performance gain is hardly noticeable.
post #25 of 34
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I was only comparing the two because I didn't know how much of a difference speed wise each drive was. And also I wasn't too sure if I could manage to fit everything on the small space they give.
Night and day, difference there is.

Games only benefit from loading times, so you only need to put on the SSD the games you play a lot or the ones that need a boost in that area, whatever matters to you the most. the rest can go on another HDD. Then space is not as much an issue.
post #26 of 34
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Night and day, difference there is.

Games only benefit from loading times, so you only need to put on the SSD the games you play a lot or the ones that need a boost in that area, whatever matters to you the most. the rest can go on another HDD. Then space is not as much an issue.
Ah I was going to ask if games benefited if you put them on a storage hard drive. Guess I got my answer then. But even though, games probably don't benefit too much from being on the SSD. Would probably be hard to fit them on there anyways.
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post #27 of 34
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Ah I was going to ask if games benefited if you put them on a storage hard drive. Guess I got my answer then. But even though, games probably don't benefit too much from being on the SSD. Would probably be hard to fit them on there anyways.
well, if you got the 120gb ssd, you be able to fit a couple on there, as for the benefit of having a game on a SSD is that the maps load's quick.

COD4MW1 loads snap of a finger for me on MP maps.
World at War is different, I believe WAW MP maps is loaded up by CPU power and not disk speed. Maybe disk speed by fraction but mostly by cpu power.

How i know about waw, waw loaded up just a tad fast on my SSD rather my internal 2nd install hdd location. I did a test with waw and MW1, waw loaded a lot faster with my cpu overclocked @4.1ghz vs 2.83ghz on mp maps, cod4mw1 had no effect it loaded slow on the hdd and snap of a finger on the ssd whether my cpu was overclocked or not.

I dunno how bc2 does or any other game.

App's like nero,ccleaner, firefox,resource monitor,programs and features on w7, sidebar, aida64,msi afterburner,amsn,open office, they all load with a snap of a finger being on mt ssd vs 10 seconds or more on a hdd.

Windows7 boots up in 14 seconds vs my hdd @ 43 seconds.
post #28 of 34
I know about WoW and rome total war (and the other total wars)

WoW - faster load times when teleporting to or entering a different instance of the game. (City, dungeon, PvP areas etc) Not necessarily faster when starting WoW, it does however take way less time to load when you have more and more addons, compared to on an HDD.

Rome total war - Maps load in 1-2sec compared to 5-15 sec on HDD.
post #29 of 34
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Ah I was going to ask if games benefited if you put them on a storage hard drive. Guess I got my answer then. But even though, games probably don't benefit too much from being on the SSD. Would probably be hard to fit them on there anyways.
the only GAMES that would be put there would be something like WOW with its maps and such that take a while to load. Other than that not really a point

for steam games you can always use the steam mover program
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post #30 of 34
This reminded me when I first heard of Western Digital's Velociraptor. I read over the specifications and I was like 10,000rpm?! What the heck! After I made my thread, it was obviously SSD. I also heard Corsair had pretty good SSD's. Look at their force series SSD's. Go with OCZ though out of those choices.
Edited by Little Overclocker/Gamer - 1/2/11 at 7:31am
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