Originally Posted by turrican9
I installed Win7 on a Raptor 74GB 10 000rpm a few weeks ago, because I was gonna use it for testing purposes. And my God was it slow compared to my SSD's !!! And I mean sloooow!
I can't believe people are sitting here and defending harddrives over SSD's for OS use! And this is an enthusiast forum! What a joke! Lol!
Yes, it has it's uses for certain thing like fast load times, read/writes, database, etc. But not everyone needs that. My PC gets used for gaming first and then other things. The only other things would be browsing the internet and the occasional Word document or something. IE and Chrome open up instantly when I click them. It's not like the SSD is going to really make those things noticably different. I can see if running bigger programs that load slower, but I do not. Other things such as defrags and stuff, I have that scheduled to run automatically during the night and never have to wait for that ever when I am using the PC.
When I get a SSD, it will be OS only and maybe Office. The only reason is because I want to move all my games off my C:\\ drive and figured if I am going to get another drive, I midas well get a SSD for the OS.
Not everyone has to agree with you that everyone needs an SSD, even for the OS. Not everyone is as impatient as you I guess and can't spare an extra 5-10 seconds (ya, maybe more time depending on what you do). Some people just really don't need an SSD.Edited by jbobb - 4/20/11 at 8:41am