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The thing is, I have only used up about 40 GB on my current hard drive which is why I thought I would not need an additional HDD.

In any case I am now thinking of raising my budget slightly for a 500 GB Samsung, they are not too expensive. I won't be storing much on there apart from MS office files, photos and videos from mobile phone and youtube (no large dvd movies or games) which is what I currently have and like I said, it's only taking up 40GB.
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Sorry, should I go for a Vertex 2 or a Vertex 2E? What's the difference?

Thanks
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Sorry, should I go for a Vertex 2 or a Vertex 2E? What's the difference?

Thanks
Seems like the Vertex 2E is slightly better

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...review-120gb/1
     
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I'm still not convinced an SSD is worth the current cost. I'm a gamer, and quite frankly, I'd rather spend the money upgrading my video card than sinking it into an SSD. I currently have an EVGA gtx260 SC, and am currently trying to decide which nvidia card to replace it with. Sink it all into a 590 version or step it down a couple notches, spring for a Super Clocked 570 and spend the rest on an SSD...

It seems the reason most often in favor of an SSD is windows boot/shutdown times...I reboot maybe a couple times a week if that. It's not like I'm turning my PC on and off multiple times a day.

Also I have over 600GB of games installed, (not even my entire collection, and it's all legit...one reason I technically can't afford an SSD unless it's really THAT good), and play an average of a dozen different ones a week. BFBC2, TF2, DA2, MoH, CoD, DoW II, Homefront, various arcade shooters, you get the idea. I have 2 640 WD Caviar Blue SATA drives and 2 1TB WD Caviar Black SATA drives.

That being the case, I don't understand how a 60-120GB SSD at the relatively astronomical price vs. a regular ol' HDD would be a wise and/or beneficial investment. Am I missing something?
Edited by Circlestrafe - 4/8/11 at 5:23pm
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