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I just built myself a new machine and was wondering if an OCZ vertex II 60GB is worth having. My slowest component of my computer is my hard drive which is a WDC black 7200rpm. And i just wanna know if the solid state is a "good investment". I would be running my OS off it as well and have heard rumours SS Drives dont last long as a primary hard drive running an OS. I also know it drives people just like myself crazy when people go on about the windows index rating but im in a bet with my friend who says i cant get the rating over 7 which clearly i cant with a regular hard drive so will this one do it? And if so how would i have to set it up? Any help or info would be great!!!


Its so worth it, that I raided a second C300 with my first one just to improve the performance and size .. I could not imagine being without a SSD.
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what's your budget? What will you put on it?
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No. I've noticed zero real world improvments over my traiditional HDD. People are hyping them way more than they really should.
Then you're doing it wrong.

It is an absolutely night and day improvement. I will not build another computer without one, and it pains me to use computers with mechanical drives now.
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No. I've noticed zero real world improvments over my traiditional HDD. People are hyping them way more than they really should.
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in a word yes!
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I would consider getting another WDC black, but im getting a great deal on the SSD and have heard good and bad things about them. It would be soo helpful if anyone had over a 7 rating on an SSD because i want to keep my 50 bucks worth of a bet
Over a 7 rating?
Meaning in WEI (windows experience index)?

Well, if so, then that's easy.
My SSD gets a 7.9 (the max, at the moment) and I can't believe you'll find SSDs getting much lower than that.

If that's what you meant, than I suggest you give rep to the guy on the previous page that told u he also got a 7.9 and to all other posts that helped you in any way that you feel was significant. Giving rep for those who help you is just good manners (although people seem to be forgetting that recently at OCN)
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These are the ones I have and just love them:http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760
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Then you're doing it wrong.

It is an absolutely night and day improvement. I will not build another computer without one, and it pains me to use computers with mechanical drives now.
Not really. I had two 32GB Vertex models in Raid 0 last year or so and didn't notice a difference over my Hdd. Windows didn't boot up any noticeably faster. Games didn't load all that faster. Though pictures in a large folder did show up quicker but that's negligible.

My rig boots in 30 seconds or so, games load relatively quick. For me, SSDs are worthless right now. Maybe when they hit 500GB for $200 I might be interested.
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I've optimized and tweaked as per recommendations on threads/ocz forum so I'm not doing anything wrong. Boot times are "maybe" a few seconds faster than my WD black. But games load times exactly the same. Opening programs like word are just slightly faster.
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Not really. I had two 32GB Vertex models in Raid 0 last year or so and didn't notice a difference over my Hdd. Windows didn't boot up any noticeably faster. Games didn't load all that faster. Though pictures in a large folder did show up quicker but that's negligible.

My rig boots in 30 seconds or so, games load relatively quick. For me, SSDs are worthless right now. Maybe when they hit 500GB for $200 I might be interested.

You must be using the wrong drivers, have a crappy controller or something like that.

My W7 finishes booting half way through the splash animation and loads the desktop with all gadgets ready to go less than two seconds after I type in my password. There's also a massive difference in program load time between those located on the SSD and those on the HDD.
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