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I am currently upgrading my PC as you may have seen on other threads.

I was about to upgrade my hard drive to a 500GB or 1TB spending about £30-£40.

I have now seen the option of spending double the money the money and getting a SSD instead. I am only using about 42GB on my hard drive at present and if I did need more later I could buy a standard 1TB at some point for extra storage. I do lots of multi-tasking (MS Office, youtube etc, converting files) and as a bonus it would be nice to see windows come on quick. I do not, however, play games on my PC.

Is it worth spending the extra money and would I notice the difference (esp multi-tasking)?

I have seen this one for example: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=42530

Thank you very much for your help.
post #2 of 24
SSD is the single largest noticeable upgrade you can do for every way you use your PC.

For productivity you will notice a substantial difference.
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Get the SSD.

Better performance would be a OCZ Vertex 2
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Yes you will notice a difference. you pc will boot in half the time a HDD does.

programs load much faster.

I use an 80gb ssd as my boot/game/program drive and a 1tb as my storage drive.

An SSD will change your life.

Go for it.
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That's a nice entry level SSD. I actually use that same one on my laptop. You will notice not only does windows load faster but your programs will also open faster. Other added benefits are no hard drive noise, no heat and slightly less power consumed. Definitely worth it.
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Either the OCZ Vertex 2 or Agility 2 SSD will make you PC fly. I run a 120Gb now and its night and day compared to SATA 7200K RAID 0.
     
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Great!

The OCZ is a bit more expensive than the Kingston.

Ah in the OCZ the Agility 2 is slightly cheaper than the Vertex 2? I can only afford a 60GB so can you just point out one specifically I should go for? (Sorry I'm a bit of a novice). I'll go and pick it up tomorrow or order on line if I can find it cheap enough.

Oh and will it work with my Gigabyte M52L-S3P motherboard?
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Originally Posted by qadri View Post
Great!

The OCZ is a bit more expensive than the Kingston.

Ah in the OCZ the Agility 2 is slightly cheaper than the Vertex 2? I can only afford a 60GB so can you just point out one specifically I should go for? (Sorry I'm a bit of a novice). I'll go and pick it up tomorrow or order on line if I can find it cheap enough.

Oh and will it work with my Gigabyte M52L-S3P motherboard?
The Agility2 is cheaper than the vertex2, but the Vertex2 is faster.

Yes it will work with that mobo.
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The Agility2 is cheaper than the vertex2, but the Vertex2 is faster.
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True, but not by that much though from what I seen.
In 14 or so different tests, the Agility 2 was right on par or competing with the Vertex 2 in 11/14 of them.

OCZ doesn't price them that far apart either, my Agility 2 was far from cheap.
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True, but not by that much though from what I seen.
In 14 or so different tests, the Agility 2 was right on par or competing with the Vertex 2 in 11/14 of them.

OCZ doesn't price them that far apart either, my Agility 2 was far from cheap.
Yeah I know they aren't by much, but the Vertex2 is faster.
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