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Poll Results: Should a enthusiast system in 2011 consist of a SSD amongst the other great hardware?

 
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post #141 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
People who sit here and are happy with their harddrives, who have not tried SSD's really don't know what their talking about. It is night and day difference. So stop being ignorant.

Besides a 80GB SSD does not cost that much.
The only thing I use my pc for is gaming. I don't care if programs take 5 more seconds to load. Tell me: Would an SSD improve my gaming experience? No.
Period. So I'm in no need of an SSD right now.
Besides, the cheapest 80GB SSD I could find was 170€ (200+ dollars).
SSDs need to go down in price because most people don't need them.
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post #142 of 851
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You don't buy an SSD for games.
Then why would most of us even need it!?
 
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post #143 of 851
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
It is hilarious to see people spend extra on CL6 1800 MHz DDR3 memory over CL9 1333 MHz DDR3 memory hoping to get snappier Windows and faster in games yet think SSD's are not worth it.
There goes the line
That's why I got the cheap 1600MHz since capacity > speed when it comes to RAM as well.

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Originally Posted by Jason4i7 View Post
MASS STORAGE
LOL My D:\\ is named MASS STORAGE

I found a cheap SSD for my games though i have to uninstall some because it will only have 298GB worth of space once it's formated in Windows with it's 1024B=1KB
http://www.jmedata.se/PartDetail.asp...t&ref=prisjakt

8190kr + 160kr (shipment)
$1285 + $25

ONLY $1300 and you have a cheap fast drive for the games.

But use the 120GB Vertex 3 as OS drive (add $335 extra).

That's $1635

Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 4/20/11 at 7:20am
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post #144 of 851
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Excactly. The big old bottleneck. With a spinning disc and a read/write head looking for data on that old spinning disk. A real old and classic bottleneck. Bottlenecking the otherwise fast and more up to date technology...
A SSD would benefit a 1.6GHZ celeron system...
post #145 of 851
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
I have 3 year old components, and my hard drive was the slowest thing on my PC. What the hell are you talking about with that "unless you have top end in everything else" nonsense.
Unless you were using an ancient hdd I still think putting the money towards upgrading another core component would have been more useful. That's my point. Not saying you won't see any benefit from it.
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post #146 of 851
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post
Whats the gigabyte a second rate that SSDs use? Im ok with my 6gb/s my mobo provides.

The fastest HDDs do around 0.5-1MB/s random reads. A Vertex 3 does 37MB/s.

Random reads are the most important for an OS/application.

SATA 6Gb/s has little to do with anything when talking about a HDD. SATA 6Gb/s is useful for sequential read/writes..... the fastest HDD Seagate Cheetah 15K can only barely break 200MB/s. Most SSDs now can hit more than that... the fastest SSDs can hit 450MB/s.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/182?vs=350
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/20/11 at 7:22am
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post #147 of 851
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I guess you don't navigate around windows either, or restart your PC for that matter. Actually I guess the second you press the power button a game automatically starts up because that's all you do right?

You're dumb.
What if getting an SSD meant he couldn't get a 2nd 580? Dumb now? All of the specific cases you listed are far less relevant than the purpose of the computer: to play games.
post #148 of 851
I hate to tell you but despite you guys bickering back and forth, and SB users are... a different issue all together SSDs make a heck of a difference in everything installed on it, primarily Windows.

At the very least, for a benchmarking system, I believe your OS even if it is stripped down should be on a SSD boot drive.

An old crummy Vertex like mine thats 30GB costs you the change in your couch if you can find one, and has great entry level (now entry level compared to other) hard drives.

But hey to each his own. I personally couldn't stand Windows Index Score staring me in the face with 7.8,7.9,7.9,7.9,5.5 -.-

Plus you have that one guy ~ in this case: Matt the Netbook Jockey
RC: "Hey check out my computer Matt, watcha think?"
Matt: "Holy BEJESUS dude how did you afford that?"
RC: "Tax evasion."
Matt: "Seriously, very sweet computer, can I use/touch it?"
RC: "Just the computer.... and thanks Matt "
Matt: "Wow, you WIE score blows."
RC: "That little thing? Bah, I can destroy HWBot records and Crysis at 60fps+"
Matt: "Why is it so low..."
RC: "Seriously, Crysis, Very High, 8AA, 60fps+"
Matt: "You know, my netbooks hard drive score is nearly 2.0 points higher than this."
RC: "Le sigh... I know."

Anyways, the point is they offer a great deal of performance, have been proven reliable (way more work than fail) and if you are not retarded and have to have the largest fastest SSD are not expensive at all. The price per GB ratio is up there still, but that is just the nature of the beast.
Edited by RagingCain - 4/20/11 at 7:21am
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It is hilarious to see people spend extra on CL6 1800 MHz DDR3 memory over CL9 1333 MHz DDR3 memory hoping to get snappier Windows and faster in games yet think SSD's are not worth it.
So true!
    
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Well, I have an SSD and a HDD in my system, the SSD when in Windows is fine, but my boot time is like 5 minutes, it's ridicuously slow, and I've tried all sorts to get it to work faster. Nothing works !

My SSD was fine with my old system (see other rigs), booted in 20 seconds, this is almost 5 minutes. It's ridiculous, it hangs on the Windows Loading screen, it has a loop of about 3 restarts before it'll even start up. I have no idea what is wrong!

Anyone have any ideas? I got my SSD knowing I was getting a Sandy Bridge setup, so I wanted to make use of it.
    
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