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My SSDs have never gotten me girls... what am I doing wrong?
what the..
doesnt intel include pickup lines in the package? crucial did...

edit: read all the manuals.
Edited by Remix65 - 2/11/11 at 9:30am
    
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Once you go SSD you will never go back
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
However, size/dollar is not the only metric when doing comparisions.


You can compare HDDs to RAM based on size/dollar alone. It would lead to to conclude that you should only buy 1GB RAM and add a 10GB paging file. In addition, RAM is volitile so why get more when HDDs are cheaper and non-volitile?
When taking into consideration of the disadvantages of low RAM, it outweighs the cost savings. Obviously for gaming purposes and multi-tasking it is much better to use more RAM (4-6GB) than 1GB. For some 1GB is plenty. For others it's basically a requirement to use more RAM for system stability. I admit I do not know as much about using massive amounts of paging file in place of RAM but I suspect that is quite performance detrimental. Now how does that compare to the performance detriment of using HDD vs SSD? Not sure.

But if in your mind the advantages of using SSDs over HDDs at the current price point is akin to upgrading from 1GB of RAM/10GB PF to a 4/6GB of RAM then more power to you. Value of all these upgrades are to the person themselves. I understand your logic of targeting the narrow-minded cost per GB argument, which would be true if that was the only argument given for not going for SSDs at this moment. I specifically also mentioned the very real advantages of SSDs and why I think they aren't as great in the overall scheme of things, IMO.

In addition, SSD/HDD are not completely non-volatile, they are still susceptible to failures and power surges. Why get more HDDs when books are cheaper and non-volatile?
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Even though $150 is a good price, I don't think it's worth it. I got my C300 256Gb, and it's nice having faster boot times, and things do seem to load a bit faster, but I really wish I would have gotten something smaller, like a 60Gb-80Gb. Although, I must say, if you are a multi-tasker, or someone who needs to load huge files, an Ssd is a must. When I'm loading up something like say, msi after burner, I can then get up realtemp, Bad company 2, google chrome, and steam all in a few seconds, while as my Hdd would take like a minute. So if you're gaming, not worth it so much, if you're doing multi-tasking, or loading huge files (images, videos, etc) it's pretty worth it.
    
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I am curious I hear a lot of good things about this C300....but what are the benchmarks for SATA2 and not SATA3?
    
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C300 on SATA 3GB/s port:
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C300 on 6GB/s port (AMD platform)
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And two Vertex2's 60GB in Raid0 (live atto test)


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I see thank you for the benchmarks.
    
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I have some of these vertex drives in my secondary computer, and they are great. Worth the money. And especially awesome for just putting your OS on it, and then leaving your other drives to handle your storage. You will see a dramatic difference, at a great price.
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