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If someone can tell me in not smart guy terms of the benefits of this SSD craze I will justify buying one because I like most of us here I gotta have the next new big thing to build the Conan of destroyer of gaming rigs...I'm coming from currently using velociraptor 150gb and 300gb 10000rpm hdd. Newegg seems to be going in and out of stock with new vertex 3 by ocz... Seems to be the best...but why from a gamers point of view..just would like to get clear on this new future of storage drives. Thanks guys
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Fast , effienct, quiet?
EDIT : safe
   
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post #3 of 21
well, better IOPS, access time, speeds, and the best part of all its not freakin mechanical so it won't die in a few years
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post #4 of 21
here's a study from 2007

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...ence_Rev_3.pdf

its all about load times
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post #5 of 21
It's faster, trim support, silent, shock proof.


I just set my ssd's in raid 0 today and the speed is crazy compared to my mech drive raid 0 setup.
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post #6 of 21
I still load my games from my 2tb 5400 rpm green drive. However, windows and all my commonly used applications are on a 60gb agility 2. The responsiveness is unparalleled. For games all it really does is decrease load times. I put WoW on it since I'm always moving between zones and whatnot.
post #7 of 21
Well what everybody mentioned so far.

The random reads will be best and the low seeek time.
    
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
It's faster, trim support, silent, shock proof.


I just set my ssd's in raid 0 today and the speed is crazy compared to my mech drive raid 0 setup.
TRIM is only need for SSD, not mechniacal drives.

Improve random access time what makes is nice for loading applications/games/OS/etc.
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Once you use an SSD as a boot drive you will never go back to a spinner. (for a boot drive)
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Improve random access time what makes is nice for loading applications/games/OS/etc.
It is pretty crazy how fast I can load my OS now and my vertex 2 isn't even the best SSD out there.

I don't think getting a larger ssd for games is worth it to much though. I am running a intel x25-v I got on sale for games and while it does load quicker in most of my games (SC2,CIV5,Shogun2) it may load 10 seconds or so faster then the next guy but I still have to wait for them to load too so I don't think it improves performance as much as an OS ssd does.
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