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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 #51 of 851
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I personally DO NOT have an SSD at the current time and I've spent well over $1800 on my first box (watercooled 2500k, GTX560TI, rock solid case, etc.) this is because i'm readying myself for the future. Why should I buy a low-end mobo (P8P67) and a 2600k NOW, rather than buying a higher end board (P8P67 Deluxe) and a 2500k NOW - THEN upgrade to a 22nm 6 core 'Ivy Bridge' processor with very little loss. It's the same idea atm; why should I buy a 60GB Vertex 2 (280MB/s) NOW, when I can get a 120GB Vertex 3 (500MB/s) later this year. It's best to let smoke clear.
Simple as this - You have just ignored the biggest bottleneck there is, by ignoring a good SSD.
    
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post #52 of 851
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Only if the files are large. With high compression, you're likely to get a CPU bottleneck.
Well yeah, but also consider that with HDDs you always need at least two to reach max transcoding speed (one with the source, one to write to), and the source material would need to be sequential, not fragmented. With an SSD, you can have the source and destination on the same drive without a performance hit.

Which brings up the question - if you do a lot of transcoding and are going to have two drives anyway, why not make one of them an SSD?
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I can see the benefit using a SSD if you have downloadable games (never have to use a cd/dvd) but will I have the same benefit when using retail games?
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Too much has to be done to take care of them. When I buy a storage device...I'd like to fill it up to the max or do whatever I want with it. Until SDDs get more user friendly...just like HDD. I'll be staying away, just not worth it to me.
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Well yeah, but also consider that with HDDs you always need at least two to reach max transcoding speed (one with the source, one to write to), and the source material would need to be sequential, not fragmented. With an SSD, you can have the source and destination on the same drive without a performance hit when the files are small.

Which brings up the question - if you do a lot of transcoding and are going to have two drives anyway, why not make one of them an SSD?
I'd think an SSD for video editing would be a bad deal. You need lots of room and an SSD doesn't have that. I lol'd a couple of days ago when I rendered in .avi uncompressed. 15 minutes of video = 226 GB...
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I can see the benefit using a SSD if you have downloadable games (never have to use a cd/dvd) but will I have the same benefit when using retail games?
Most enthuisast use a No-CD patch I believe? As long as you've bought the game there is nothing wrong with that.
    
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I wanted a 240GB-256 GB ssd for my sig rig, ended up having to make a smaller ssd purchase in order to replace a HDD for my work laptop since im walking around alot and hdd's seem to go in a matter of months.

In all honestly, I dont see the hype. Yea windows loads faster, access times on folders/programs are a little better, but once im in the application/game, i see almost zero change.

Its overrated to alot of people, and if you call it a bottleneck and dont specify the context in which it is a bottleneck (omg can i say it again?) ie: give us a benchmark or a test or something, than TBH this thread belongs in off topic rants/raves.

I got my processor and motherboard for the same prices as a worthy SSD for a minimal install on my PC.

Im not gonna spend less and end up with a full drive in 2 months, thats plain stupid. Im going to wait for the tech to be better and the storage to be cheaper.

Did i mention a storage HDD along with an SSD is pointless for me since my PC is on a home domain and all my primary storage folders/media are redirected or located on mapped shares?
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I'd think an SSD for video editing would be a bad deal. You need lots of room and an SSD doesn't have that. I lol'd a couple of days ago when I rendered in .avi uncompressed. 15 minutes of video = 226 GB...
I didn't say video editing, I said transcoding!
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I didn't say video editing, I said transcoding!
Well, from what I understand, that's conversion of something which IMO would fall under video editing. But I honestly didn't understand the Wiki page.
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Too much has to be done to take care of them. When I buy a storage device...I'd like to fill it up to the max or do whatever I want with it. Until SDDs get more user friendly...just like HDD. I'll be staying away, just not worth it to me.
Like what? My X25 Gen.2's have TRIM. Nothing to take care of.

The point is having your OS, progs and installed games on that SSD. Rest you store on harddrives.
    
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