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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 #151 of 851
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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
bla bla bla

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 -.-

bla bla bla
Because WEI is so important!
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post #152 of 851
I always wonder myself why people are soo concerned with what other people buy to put in their systems...
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post #153 of 851
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The tech works. I have no problem with mine. Haven't since I installed it. You talk about RMA's like its a new thing. People start thread here about RMAing video cards ALL THE TIME. "I just RMA'd my blah blah blah and ill be down for 2 weeks"

Its not just SSD's, its all components. Motherboards included.

One more thing before I have to go to work. The last time you installed window, and this isnt directed at Steakhouse, but everyone, how long did it take?

When I did my install of w7 from my usb key, it took 9 mins. 9 mins from installing my w7 key to desktop. 9 MINS! Thats the fastest its ever been for me. Do i equate that to my i7 920? no, because on the same build on my harddrive it took over 30 mins. Did that show me the potential for SSD's?

Damn right it did. Embrace new tech. After all, we dont do things like water cool, and use dice pots for anything other then to enjoy our toys to their fullest potential. SSD's fall into this category. the use it to its full potential category.
If it took over 30 mins then you're comparing your SSD to a hard drive that sucks in comparison to other hard drives...
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post #154 of 851
You see the problem with all of you is the fact that you assume everyone just plays games. Yes if the main thing you do is play games of course buying another video card in place of an SSD would be more intelligent. But if you go on facebook, restart your PC frequently, use applications other than games, a SSD will matter. (ANYTHING other than games, hey look, you're on OCN.)

The title of this thread is "Why are people buying fast Sandybridge setups and ignoring SSD's?" Well I guess the answer to that for most of you is because you only play games, and I say, if you have enough money to buy a Sandybridge system I can't quite understand why you wouldn't put 120 dollars towards a 60gb SSD.
post #155 of 851
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Originally Posted by Vhozard View Post
It's all about transcoding settings then.
I get about 5 fps on my i3 370m when encoding.
But that's mainly because I transcode 1080p material at very high quality settings via x264.
Maybe you do SD material at normal/fast settings.

PS If I could, I would get an ssd for my laptop (warranty though...), but that would NOT be for increasing transcoding speed
Not for nothing, but you can't compare a 370m to a 930 with two GTX480's. Of course it's going to be a lot slower.

And replacing the HDD on a laptop doesn't void the warranty - it's considered a customer replaceable part.
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post #156 of 851
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You're so wrong. Period.
got proof?

Should I show you the RMA log of a large telecom company that uses 24/7 drives oppose to their 4x SSD raid 0 config?

How about the IOMETER data from that 4x SSD raid 0 compared to a 4x Seagate SATAII drive raid 0 w/ a Areca 1880 raid card?
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post #157 of 851
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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.
I don't have $149 in my couch...
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post #158 of 851
The only problem is that some people don't find SSDs secure due to their short life compared to HDDs. Also, they're more expensive per gigabyte of storage.
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post #159 of 851
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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.
I have seen you in low FPS in Crysis thread, between all your issues, I would say your system is in need of a format, and any OC you have is fairly unstable.
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post #160 of 851
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got proof?

Should I show you the RMA log of a large telecom company that uses 24/7 drives oppose to their 4x SSD raid 0 config?

How about the IOMETER data from that 4x SSD raid 0 compared to a 4x Seagate SATAII drive raid 0 w/ a Areca 1880 raid card?
Your making a minority seem a lot larger than it is by comparing it to something that has proven reliability. (And much slower I might add.) It's irrelevant.
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