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Originally Posted by Bman88 View Post
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.
Rumors are wrong.... SSDs in 99.9% of desktop workloads are capable of lasting 8-12 years of daily use.

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Yeah sorry but for a 64 bit OS I highly recommend atleast a 80GB. Atleast.
...what are you talking about?

What does 64-bit have to do with disk size? NOTHING.
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My x25-m 80gb is FAR better than my WD Black was.

Reasons I love it and will never own another HDD (as we now know them):
1. Went from 30 seconds boot to under 13. Plus the slowness after I got onto the desktop for a bit is gone.
2. Games load instantly. I can switch characters, games, load old saves, etc without having to consider it annoying to do so.
3. Opening 4-6 programs at for work at once is instant. Sitting down and tapping photoshop, dreamweaver, video editing/stitching programs, multiple web pages, etc at once saves me tons of time and my patience.
4. It is dead silent.
5. It is lighter and smaller and I can just tape it anywhere inside any build.
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Originally Posted by Dar_T View Post
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.
Just cause you don't think that it is faster (or significantly faster at least) you shouldn't say that others are just "hyping them up". Stating your opinion is your right, but making others opinions seems less (like hype) is not.

Don't know about your SSD and OS config (every system is different) but, on mine, game loading times are so fast that I can't read those "game tips" that devs put on loading screens (so that we have something to do while we wait). Just can't.
They come and go so fast that I am hardly over the second word before they vanish and the next level/sequence/vid/whatever is loaded and ready to go. That is on: DA, Deadspace, Bioshock 1 & 2, Rome total war, Medieval total war, Shogun 2 total war, assassins creed 2, assassins creed brotherhood... well, all games that I have that do have "game tips" on loading screens.

Sorry to hear that it doesn't work for you.
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Rumors are wrong.... SSDs in 99.9% of desktop workloads are capable of lasting 8-12 years of daily use.


...what are you talking about?

What does 64-bit have to do with disk size? NOTHING.
64 bit install uses more disk space if I remember right...

Edit: to OP, get an SSD, you won't ever go back to crusty HDD...
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What does 64-bit have to do with disk size? NOTHING.
It was my understanding Windows 7 64 bit is about 3-4GB larger then a Windows 7 32bit...
I guess not?

And with the OS on there, all the updates and whatever else, it eats it up fast.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase as a boot drive with a little room for some goodies too.
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yes yes and yes again..load time of windows highly reduced + speed when loading applications and no more bottlenecks when coping a file and surfing on the net !
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It was my understanding Windows 7 64 bit is about 3-4GB larger then a Windows 7 32bit...
I guess not?

And with the OS on there, all the updates and whatever else, it eats it up fast.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase as a boot drive with a little room for some goodies too.
I guess that all depends on what you have on your drive. I have Windows 7 and most of the programs that I use on a daily basis on there (I'm not a gamer) and I have used up only 50GB so far. Everyone is different I guess, but 128GB is way more than enough my purposes. 64 would have cut it pretty close though
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post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by Ulver View Post
Just cause you don't think that it is faster (or significantly faster at least) you shouldn't say that others are just "hyping them up". Stating your opinion is your right, but making others opinions seems less (like hype) is not.

Don't know about your SSD and OS config (every system is different) but, on mine, game loading times are so fast that I can't read those "game tips" that devs put on loading screens (so that we have something to do while we wait). Just can't.
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Sorry to hear that it doesn't work for you.
Yah I didn't mean to generalize. Its just that I jumped on the ssd bandwagon when people kept claiming the huge performance differences and am just disappointed with what I've experienced.
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It was my understanding Windows 7 64 bit is about 3-4GB larger then a Windows 7 32bit...
I guess not?

And with the OS on there, all the updates and whatever else, it eats it up fast.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase as a boot drive with a little room for some goodies too.
You really should check your system... You are drastically over-inflating your space usage.

Windows 7 64-bit plus updates (minus hiberation and paging file) uses less than 20GB. Windows 7 plus media players, web browser, MS Office.... less than 30GB.
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