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there is an important issue i had to learn the hard way

as long as you got amd controller for AHCI , your ssd will not perform as intended

i got adata s599 64gb sata 2 with my existing pc , and when i installed it and installed the OS on it , the readings were too low , when i asked the customer support , he told me that amd's driver for AHCI is very poor

he told me that the only solution is to change my pc to Intel instead of AMD !
True... but it still is a magnitude faster than a HDD.
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Originally Posted by EL-MARIACHY View Post
there is an important issue i had to learn the hard way

as long as you got amd controller for AHCI , your ssd will not perform as intended

i got adata s599 64gb sata 2 with my existing pc , and when i installed it and installed the OS on it , the readings were too low , when i asked the customer support , he told me that amd's driver for AHCI is very poor

he told me that the only solution is to change my pc to Intel instead of AMD !
Just keep the 'msahci' driver and you will be fine.
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Its much faster then HDDs but its something you can easily live without. It made my system a bit faster but its something i did not notice much. Also the only real advantage for me is restart time when i am overclocking. With SSD it boots and load much faster to Windows and with HDD i have to wait forever.
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Um, that last video was amazing. It was a good test of the SSD capability, but I wouldn't need to open that many programs at once. Still......SSD is smokin'!!! I think next month I might jump at it on a slick deal or something.
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It might not be the best way to get a HD as far as cost but if cost is an issue then you shouldn't be looking at an SSD, they are primarily for those who have little to no cost restrictions, the enthusiast.

And it's that type of person who will benefit from it and load windows/apps/games faster, anyone who says the benefit is not worth it obviously needs to stop watching video after video of SSD tests and go buy one... for every video we can come up with proving the benefits of SSD you will just find one made that disproves, not because SSD has few benefits but because they didn't do the test right, or used in an older machine, slap an SSD in a top of the line 3000$+ machine and tell me you don't notice a huge increase in performance.
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I just picked up a crucial c300 and its fast, and its nice, but honestly I almost don't know if I'd call them game changing.

I almost don't think I'd buy one again unless I was doing some kind of encoding or photo editing.

still to be determined.

I think once the price comes down more and more the answer becomes way more of a yes for everything else.
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I just picked up a crucial c300 and its fast, and its nice, but honestly I almost don't know if I'd call them game changing.

I almost don't think I'd buy one again unless I was doing some kind of encoding or photo editing.

still to be determined.

I think once the price comes down more and more the answer becomes way more of a yes for everything else.
I think someone in this thread told me that if you go back to a normal hard drive from an SSD then you will truly know the difference. I already made the choice that I will buy one next month. I have to find out for myself. Im sure I will like it.
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I think someone in this thread told me that if you go back to a normal hard drive from an SSD then you will truly know the difference. I already made the choice that I will buy one next month. I have to find out for myself. Im sure I will like it.
Yeah, a lot of people don't truly appreciate the difference until you actually go back to mechanical. The computers at work used to be okay (E8400, 4 GB DDR2, 320GB HDD) until I installed the SSD at home. Now they are slow POS's..
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Switching from hdd on sataII to a c300 on sataIII was a big difference. I bought a cheap small SSD for my Linux netbook and was much less impressed even though I was coming from a 5400 rpm hdd.

It depends on the SSD and the overall system.

It does make a slight difference in load times on some games (noticed this on AvP) but not huge enough to be worth it just for that.
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