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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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    Yes!!!
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    No...
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post #521 of 851
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post
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.
Life expectancy 1.2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/
    
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post #522 of 851
Why did I buy my AMD Phenom II X6 1055T?

1. I very much liked the chip and what it was offering... 9MB Cache
2. Great overclock potential = Big gain in video - photo rendering
3. It is cheap compare to Intel.
4. I upgraded to an SSD for my boot drive later on in the future....

These are some of the reason's people buy "super fast" CPU's for there computer's.... Many people do it for E-Peen for benchmarking etc...
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post #523 of 851
Because normal HDDs can suffice. The rest of their rig isn't really hampered by a mechanical drive. Sure, it's nice to have things load nice and fast, but their rig can still do the same amount of crunching once it's open.
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post #524 of 851
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Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
I agree moving from a HDD to SSD is about the biggest single performance gain you can get in the PC world.
This.

Experiment:
Take a SB 2500k system running a regular HDD, and a 2 year old system like in my sig running an SSD. Now ask random people (lets say walking through a Microcenter store) to use both systems for 10 minutes, just cruising around on the internet and opening/running random programs. Now ask them which system is faster.

Which one do you think they would say?
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/20/11 at 12:10pm
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post #525 of 851
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Life expectancy 1.2 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/
MTBF is not life expectency or P/E cycle.
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post #526 of 851
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Originally Posted by Rabbs View Post
My only bottleneck is my keyboard...is that even a bottleneck
Unless you are sporting a mechanical then I would say yes
post #527 of 851
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Originally Posted by Partol View Post
I would love to get a SSD but currently there are 300GB of steam games installed on my C: and dont like the idea of having a small c drive.

When large SSD's are cheaper, I'm sure more people will buy them.

Few months ago, I bought my first HD video camera with no cassette tapes and no hard drive. it's very nice. But all videos are transferred to HDD's for storage. LOL
You can link the steam folder to another drive with this http://ipggi.wordpress.com/2009/09/0...nd-hard-links/

Accually that has been the only problem I have had with my SSD is space for games. But all my games are on D: and one or two games are on SSD just for slighty better loads. SSD are the way too go. I believe no one has a good excuse any more. They are droppping in price everyday.
 
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post #528 of 851
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
This.

Experiment:
Take a SB 2500k system running a regular HDD, and a 2 year old system like in my sig running an SSD. Now ask random people lets say walking through a Microcenter store) to use both systems for 10 minutes, just crusing around on the internet and opening/running random programs. Now ask them which system is faster.

Which one do you think they would say?
They would say yours would be waaaay faster and more responsive. Simple as that.
    
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post #529 of 851
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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).
No.... PCIe provides more bandwidth that SATA. The controller, implementation, and drives determine performance.



Thunderbolt is a tunneling protocol. It converts PCIe to Thunderbolt then back to PCIe.
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post #530 of 851
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
This.

Experiment:
Take a SB 2500k system running a regular HDD, and a 2 year old system like in my sig running an SSD. Now ask random people lets say walking through a Microcenter store) to use both systems for 10 minutes, just crusing around on the internet and opening/running random programs. Now ask them which system is faster.

Which one do you think they would say?
The SSD system. Nobody is saying that the SSD isn't faster in general than a hard drive. It's a question of whether it's worth it or not and to some people the benefit is outweighed by the cost.
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