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Okay, so I'm seriously considering buying an SSD sometime soonish. Would using an SSD provide me significant increases in speed while compiling programs?

Even without sandforce?
(I ask this because I THINK compiling has a lot to do with access times?)

Would a Fusion netbook perform significantly better with an SSD?

edit: I should add that I'm looking to do coding(visual studio 2010) on a Fusion E-350 netbook with an SSD.
Edited by K10 - 1/24/11 at 1:22pm
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I've noticed a boost is VS2010 performance, but I think that it's still pretty subjective. The coding I've been doing so far has mostly been automation based. It helps to have programs open really fast when your testing 300+ logins on a site or recreating a smoke test.
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Chances are you will notice an increase in the speed of opening up the applications, but compiling the applications is mostly dependent on the CPU so having a lower access time won't affect much.
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VS2010, Eclipse, and ObjectADA all work lightning fast on my SSD, I couldn't do without it.
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I've noticed a boost is VS2010 performance, but I think that it's still pretty subjective. The coding I've been doing so far has mostly been automation based. It helps to have programs open really fast when your testing 300+ logins on a site or recreating a smoke test.
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Chances are you will notice an increase in the speed of opening up the applications, but compiling the applications is mostly dependent on the CPU so having a lower access time won't affect much.
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VS2010, Eclipse, and ObjectADA all work lightning fast on my SSD, I couldn't do without it.
Thanks, +reps. I ordered a Vertex 2 60gb. I don't have a netbook yet so I'm just going to use it on my desktop for the time being.
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Thanks, +reps. I ordered a Vertex 2 60gb. I don't have a netbook yet so I'm just going to use it on my desktop for the time being.
Ha don't turn like me and get so caught up with the SSD in the desktop that you don't want to leave it again. I've been strongly considering moving my SSD to my laptop but won't do it because I don't want to leave the speed it brings me on my desktop.
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Ha don't turn like me and get so caught up with the SSD in the desktop that you don't want to leave it again. I've been strongly considering moving my SSD to my laptop but won't do it because I don't want to leave the speed it brings me on my desktop.
I just won't use my desktop anymore, haha.
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