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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post
ssd's are worth it.
but be a little skeptical you're getting those so cheap.2 ssd's for a total of $150?

It's a "120GB OCZ Vertex 2" for $150. These go for $180-200 new.
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post #12 of 35
The one thing to be careful of though, and it's happened over and over, and caused lots of buyers remorse...if you are expecting infreased FPS in games, you will be disappointed. The only real advantage to SSD is access time. If you use programs that access the hard drive a lot, then you will notice, but most programs, and especially games, if you have adequate RAM, don't access the HD all that much.

It is a good deal for sure, and if you want it, go for it, but for me, I wouldn't.
    
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post #13 of 35
Yes and no

I recently got a Crucial C300 and I have it hooked up on SATA III. There was pretty huge difference. Not just in boot time but load times for everything, even games had slightly shorter load times. There are a number of tweaks you can maker to improve things.

I liked it so much that I got one for my Arch Linux netbook. Now here I didn't want to spend a ton of money so went the cheaper routewith a smaller cheaper slower patriot model on SATA II. I new it was a lot slower than the curcial but the oem hdd was only a 5400 rpm model so I figured there would still be a substantial improvement. However there was only a marginal improvement. Boot time was definitely quicker but everything else is about the same with only marginal improvements. Perhaps it's just the bottlenecks everywhere else or just the nature of Linux. I don't regret getting it as boot time is crucial for a netbook but not quite as dramatic the results I expected.

In my opinion it depends on your setup and which disk you get. If you have everything else really dialed and it's the last bottle neck and you get a good high-end one then it's worth it otherwise it's probably not worth it if you are really on a budget.
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post #14 of 35
Just get it,

I can assure you, you won't regret getting it unless it implodes or something.....
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post #15 of 35
Now having an SSD for a boot drive and some applications after using a normal hdd I will never go back! SSD=Yes Yes Yes you will be very happy with it.
post #16 of 35
I'd say definitely worth it SSD is the best upgrade i've bought for my rig recently , just love it go for it.
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post #17 of 35
if they work and the person your buying it for isn't dodgey then go for it
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post #18 of 35
i was skeptical about getting ssd's too. i used to say what's the hurry? its just one or 3 seconds faster.. kinda like cars. whats the point of having a lamborghini vs a mini when there'r speed limits all over the place? aren't we just trying to go to from point a to point b..

but the guy with the lamborghini gets all the respect on the road... gets all the girls. has a way better drive than the mini. so its not just about going from point a to point b anymore. when i click on something it's instant and dont have to do something else waiting for the program to load. so i work the way i want to work and dont have to wait for anything.
these 2 ssd's made me fall in love with my pc again. ssd's were gonna be my last upgrade for a long time.


and my motherboard sucks. limits me to 3Gb/s. but rig still screaming.
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post #19 of 35
Totally worth it. I paid $220 for my Intel a year ago and would have happily paid twice that. Anyone that says it's not worth it for "a few seconds faster loading time" hasn't used one or has the patience of a saint.
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i was skeptical about getting ssd's too. i used to say what's the hurry? its just one or 3 seconds faster.. kinda like cars. whats the point of having a lamborghini vs a mini when there'r speed limits all over the place? aren't we just trying to go to from point a to point b..

but the guy with the lamborghini gets all the respect on the road... gets all the girls. has a way better drive than the mini. so its not just about going from point a to point b anymore. when i click on something it's instant and dont have to do something else waiting for the program to load. so i work the way i want to work and dont have to wait for anything.
My SSDs have never gotten me girls... what am I doing wrong?
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