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SSD VS ...say VelociRaptor?

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Im starting a new build to replace my sig build.... and Im trying to search the benifits vs drawbacks...

Nothing in the reviews section... Whats the Best boot drive? and drive to install a game on?
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a SSD blows a velociraptor outta the water!!! with ur OS on the SSD your rig will boot up lighting fast!!! the raptor is fast but a SSD trumps it! Solid states run on chips, no disks like a HDD.
    
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Even some of the slowest of ssd's would beat a raptor its no contest.
    
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Raptors may be high rpm but they are still a platter based drive that has spin up time compared to ssd.
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post #5 of 20
Go SSD for Bootdrive + main apps and games, Regular 7200 for storage... No need to have a 10000RPM drive to access a DL file once...
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For boot drives SSDs are king. The reason is random access. Your operating system (especially on boot) needs to read thousands of tiny files often spread across the drive. Likewise during general usage, your operating system executes random reads and writes in order to save preferences, manage settings, open applications, etc. All of this benefits greatly from the low random access times that SSDs offer. SSDs also work good for games but are rather expensive due to the large size of games. This is why many people (myself included) stick with mechanical hard drives for games. Games will load large texture files at once. These files are often located in the same geographic portion of a hard drive making sequential access speeds the deciding factor in how fast a game can load. Mechanical hard drives, while suffering with random access, are very capable when it comes to sequential access speeds, often surpassing SSDs in write speed.

Wow that was longer than intended lol.
    
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for a boot drive SSD are king, cant wait for $100 1tb SSD drives or even 2tb ones lol
 
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post #8 of 20
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OK, I searched some and found the OCZ to be one of the best?
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post #9 of 20
I'm not going to lie to you, my gaming computer has an SSD and my folding rig has a 7200 rpm laptop drive. When I installed windows on it yesterday it took roughly 4 times as long.

We're talking about RST here (random seek time). .01MS is always going to kick any platter based storage mediums ass.
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post #10 of 20
OCZ Vertex 2, or wait for Vertex 3.
SSDs are better than any form of HDD. Why? Access times. I think VelociRapters have an access time of ~8-10ms (don't quote me on that), while SSDs have an access time of .1ms
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