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post #351 of 851
Now that i have an ssd i won't build another rig without one!

my rig is laggy while waiting for programs to load from the spinpoint f3 but its almost instant while loading from my ssd.
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post #352 of 851
Because an SSD is literally the least important component
of a rig to upgrade, unless you give a **** about your initial
boot times (for whatever you can fit on the SSD) being faster.

Otherwise it is always more cost-efficient to upgrade something else,
in terms of performance value per dollar.

That is why.

//end thread

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I find this funny. Look at the price.

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post #354 of 851
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;13202725 
I dont really think that a HDD is a bottle neck I have noticed apart from loading times, no other difference in games with my SSDs compared to the HDD.

SSDs are for bragging, fast bootup, and maxing out windows score.

Well, me and many others feel our systems is much much faster compared to harddrives, when using proper SSD's.

And as I've said, a few weeks ago I installed Win7 on a Raptor 74GB 10 000rpm for som testing. My oh my was it slow compared to my SSD's. Everything was just slooow..

Maybe you've got some bad SSD's or something wrong with your setup?
    
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post #355 of 851
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;13202725 
I dont really think that a HDD is a bottle neck I have noticed apart from loading times, no other difference in games with my SSDs compared to the HDD.

SSDs are for bragging, fast bootup, and maxing out windows score.

Your computer is only as fast as your harddrive feeding data to the memory.
HDD's are a bottleneck, they're just a bottleneck we're so used to having we don't realize its there most of the time.
post #356 of 851
Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis;13202705 
I was already at the end of the instance by the time my wife was in game...and that was before SSD.

but her P4 still booted faster than my C2Q build

Both had Raid 0 WD raptors as boot and game drives

Same speed ram

Really I already agreed its a fun thing to have, but your point about loading an instance is a lose/lose situation...you need your fellow players to run the instance...

I award you points for the speedy load times, but they are useless in the context you provided.

Also I am sure your GF was complaining you were way ahead and not waiting for her...and if you say otherwise your a liar, because it happens to me all the time tongue.gif

She does complain but she's the type to run off killing stuff too. I'm the one usually steering her in the right direction to finish the quest.

The point was, which you seemed to miss by focusing on my instance example, that I spend more time playing and less time waiting for loads. In LoTRO there are instances which you do by yourself. Not all of them require parties, and yes, if you are high level you can finish off some low level 'Storyline' instances
by yourself.

Try not to focus on the example too much, it was merely an example... one of many that I wasn't going to waste my time explaining but ended up doing anyway....
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post #357 of 851
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy;13202745 
Now that i have an ssd i won't build another rig without one!

my rig is laggy while waiting for programs to load from the spinpoint f3 but its almost instant while loading from my ssd.

^^^ Another satisfied user wink.gif
    
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post #358 of 851
Well I guess you have to have a SB to feel the bottleneck, cuz I never had a bottleneck with my hard drive. Also I keep hearing of SSD degradation over just a year or 2 of owning. Thats scary. I have a 6 year old Raptor drive thats still as fast as the day I bought it. I cant imagine the disappointment of buying a speedy SSD drive only to see the performance decrease 20-30% in a short period of time. Not for the price per gigabyte.
post #359 of 851
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yakub0;13202776 
Your computer is only as fast as your harddrive feeding data to the memory.
HDD's are a bottleneck, they're just a bottleneck we're so used to having we don't realize its there most of the time.

Well spoken!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tralala;13202746 
Because an SSD is literally the least important component
of a rig to upgrade, unless you give a **** about your initial
boot times (for whatever you can fit on the SSD) being faster.

Otherwise it is always more cost-efficient to upgrade something else,
in terms of performance value per dollar.

That is why.

//end thread

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Completely disagree, For me i run fsx which simply without an ssd texture loading spoils the whole game whilst in flight the world infront of you is loading and flickering the whole time. with an ssd it is smooth as silk.

Not all games benefit from an ssd but some do. without an ssd my rig may aswell have a q6600 stock it would feel as slow as my old rig even though i have a 2500k when i added the ssd it transformed my pc completely, 5 times more so than going from a 8800 gtx to a gtx 480 soc, in terms of NOTICABLE speed gains
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