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I am thinking of buying a second hardrive to run program off of. Im thinking of getting a SSD because I have heard that they Rape 7200rpm's in performance, but when looking at HDD spec speeds I have found that SSDs have different measuring standards than mechanical HDD. Is there anyway to calculate how they would actually compare/perform?
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They don't have different ways of measuring - it all depends on which SSD your talking about. If you go with something decent, you will see 280 read 270 writes (Adata example) compared to the typical 7200rpm drive (100mbps read, 80+ writes) - also access times are much lower on an SSD (.1ms vs 7ms+) - there are many other areas in which SSDs are measured that are very significant but those are some typical ones. SSDs also have the same read/write speed across the board, a 7200rpm drive is going to drop drastically after 50% data write and fragmentation is a problem (not so with SSD's)
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85;12958581 
They don't have different ways of measuring - it all depends on which SSD your talking about. If you go with something decent, you will see 280 read 270 writes (Adata example) compared to the typical 7200rpm drive (100mbps read, 80+ writes) - also access times are much lower on an SSD (.1ms vs 7ms+) - there are many other areas in which SSDs are measured that are very significant but those are some typical ones. SSDs also have the same read/write speed across the board, a 7200rpm drive is going to drop drastically after 50% data write and fragmentation is a problem (not so with SSD's)

This is a great answer! I had a C300 64gb and I was reading at 350MB/s + Write speeds increase with larger SSD drives.

It is a good 2x to 4x faster. Very noticible!
 
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There really is no comparison between non-volatile memory chips and spinning plattersm, the former outrunning the latter with relative ease.
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SSD is the way to go man. Nothing compares to the sheer speed of it. Windows boots in no time and restarts are blazing fast.

Do it. You won't look back.
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splendid, I am definitely going to get one...the only question is when. cuz I could get a SSD ...or a new antec H20... or a new gtx460 biggrin.gif problem is I can only afford one upgrade at this current time.
There are three things I use my desktop for. Internet.Overclocking.Gaming.

which upgrade do you think would improve my performance the most?
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Gaming performance in terms of FPS would be much increased from another GTX460. Not whatsoever from an SSD. But loading times would be decreased from an SSD, and not at all from a GTX460.

Overall use of the computer (startup/shutdown/starting programs) is faster on an SSD. So it's not really comparable. SSD's are there for programs to start faster, more videocards are for more FPS's.
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Originally Posted by MasterFire;12960200 
Gaming performance in terms of FPS would be much increased from another GTX460. Not whatsoever from an SSD. But loading times would be decreased from an SSD, and not at all from a GTX460.

Overall use of the computer (startup/shutdown/starting programs) is faster on an SSD. So it's not really comparable. SSD's are there for programs to start faster, more videocards are for more FPS's.

I knew all of that...but when you put it like that. forget the SSD I'm just gonna buy another graphics card. The computer I used before this one had an old IDE so even my current drive seems super fast. I'll just get an SSD later

thanks MASTERfire!
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Wait, does SLI even work on that motherboard?
It doesn't state anything on the Gigabyte site, not even crossfire. Just seems like the kind of thing you'd advertise.


No problem if it does though, glad I could be of help.
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post #10 of 10
Compare?

They don't compare.

For windows it can be 10x to 100x faster.

For gaming and movies not so much.
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