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Note what I am currently running. I know I need to upgrade and I just bought a mobo but until I get the rest to go with it I am just trying to buy new pieces as I find good deals on them. I know everyone is probably going to say the other upgrades are more important but I am just buying as I go, I will get it all together sooner or later lol!
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Absolutely: a good solid state drive ("SSD drive" is redundant ) makes a huge difference!
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Of course, SSD's are sooo much better than SATA or IDE Drives..... Having a SSD makes your computer boot up faster too. There are some other things that a SSD benefits from. Do a little research and you find some good things.
    
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i would upgrade other parts like your cpu first. ssd's aren't exactly mainstream yet, so their prices are still relatively high. but yes, they provide a good performance boost.
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SSD is nice, although I recommend the early IDE HD's from the late 90's <3.

OT: Yes, you will notice a difference.
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sorry bout that ssd drive, guess I should actually read what I am typing before hitting the post button. Most of the time while I am hear my head is spinning from all the reading and learning. Trying to get the fast track to learning about all stuff computer related. Just started to mess with my computers and I am REALLY finding out just how far behind my stuff is! Working on the PC's is become quite fun though I will have to admit.
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post #7 of 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vipr3 View Post
Of course, SSD's are sooo much better than SATA or IDE Drives.....
I assume you mean conventional hard disk drives. SATA and IDE are interface standards for internal storage, not storage devices themselves. In fact, almost all SSD's use a SATA interface.
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Let me ask this, if I bought one of the smaller ssd to just put the OS on and a few other things could I put all other programs on another drive to keep me from having to re install programs when its time to do a fresh install? Or no it doesn't work like that?
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SSD is nice, although I recommend the early IDE HD's from the late 90's <3.

OT: Yes, you will notice a difference.
To be honest with you I just got my first sata drive about a month ago

Like I said I am learning a lot, fast!
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SATA is a form of IDE. PATA is too. When saying "SATA drive", it mean either an optical drive, a hard drive, or a solid state drive. When saying "PATA drive" (in today's context), it can usually only mean optical drives and hard drives.

When saying "IDE drive", it's possible to be talking about any of them.

So "SSD" is an acronym for Solid State Drive. That's why I always say "solid state drive" instead of "SSD", or "hard drive" instead of "HDD (and I know HDD means "hard disk drive").

In other words: it actually doesn't make sense to say that SSDs are better than SATA or IDE drives because that's like saying that SSDs use some other kind of interface.
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