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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 #511 of 851
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Originally Posted by bratas View Post
PCI-E is faster than SSD, however it also does not support TRIM.
I think you mean PCIE is faster than SATA.

A PCIE SSD is still a SSD.

I've also read its hard (sometimes impossible) to configure PCIE drives as the boot drive. I don't know if this still holds true, but I would be quite sad to find out my blazing fast PCIE drive couldn't be used as a boot drive.
    
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post #512 of 851
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Why do people buy expensive computers but buy a crappy keyboard and mouse?


Because they just don't care. That's why. To them, it's not important. Let them have fun with their setup while you have fun with yours
Im still using a keyboard from an old pentium II, its at least 13 years old but it still works
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post #513 of 851
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I have seen most that have replied don't even have SB yet defend or object to SSD. The OP asked


I think the overall answer to this is most people could barely afford the system let alone another $200 for a SSD.

Tho like you and as many others have specified the performance gain from using a SSD over the HDD will be noticeable in just about every instance.


I agree moving from a HDD to SSD is about the biggest single performance gain you can get in the PC world.
    
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Im still using a keyboard from an old pentium II, its at least 13 years old but it still works
Does it click when typing? If it does, HOLD ON TO IT. If it clicks, it's better than pretty much all of modern gaming keyboards

If you ever get a new one, mechanical is the only way to go. Unless you can go mechanical, there is no use in upgrading your keyboard, even if yours doesn't click.
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I think the main point trying to be made, a SSD is not really ment for the "Storage" of a HDD is. A SSD shines where your most active apps/OS/Games/Web Browser is installed. I agree for long term storage a SSD probably is not the best solution, hence why I have a 1TB HDD for long term storage and for ISO/backups.
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post #516 of 851
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I think you mean PCIE is faster than SATA.

A PCIE SSD is still a SSD.

I've also read its hard (sometimes impossible) to configure PCIE drives as the boot drive. I don't know if this still holds true, but I would be quite sad to find out my blazing fast PCIE drive couldn't be used as a boot drive.
Your correct, I ment to type SATA...

However both PCIE and SATA may become mute once Thrunderbolt is incorporated into mobo's (outside of Apple).
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post #517 of 851
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I think you mean PCIE is faster than SATA.

A PCIE SSD is still a SSD.

I've also read its hard (sometimes impossible) to configure PCIE drives as the boot drive. I don't know if this still holds true, but I would be quite sad to find out my blazing fast PCIE drive couldn't be used as a boot drive.
I would buy a pcie ssd before a sata (far more $$ yes I know), and I would not be buying it to use as a boot drive.
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post #518 of 851
SDD does not increase game performance (except for level loading times) so its not important to me.
    
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SDD does not increase game performance (except for level loading times) so its not important to me.
Ah, but they do (and I'm in the "I don't care to buy an SSD" camp, ). In games like crysis, there's a massive decrease in stuttering when a new set of textures are loaded in a different place of the environment, yielding a higher minimum FPS with an SSD. Is it worth it? I think we'll both agree that the answer to that question is no...
    
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They dont load gpu stuff faster that comes out of the Ram or on the GPU Ram if you were waiting for a HDD to spit out fresh textures you would be waiting a lot longer than a few sec..



Because SSDs have limited read write cycles and before I spend 3-5x more on a SSD I want to know it will last.
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