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Old 04-07-10, 12:13 PM   #13
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I got from the push of the button to start to full desktop. 57.2 seconds.


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I'm sure it did. How about the SSD boot time?
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Old 04-07-10, 01:59 PM   #14
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I'll have to total mine up again, but the last time I did it it was right around ~40sec I believe.
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Old 03-05-11, 05:27 PM   #15
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I'm really tempted to pick up one of these now, just as a Steam games drive and nothing else. REALLY tempted.

They are under 200 over here, nearly bought it two seconds ago.
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Old 03-05-11, 06:37 PM   #16
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I'm really tempted to pick up one of these now, just as a Steam games drive and nothing else. REALLY tempted.

They are under 200 over here, nearly bought it two seconds ago.
IMO better off getting SSD's. Mechanical drives are just so slow compared to them.

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

The fastest HDD barely touches the slowest SSD, and the fastest SSD is over twice as fast as the fastest HDD.
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Old 03-05-11, 09:40 PM   #17
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It's just having the 60GB still, the new larger SSD would become the boot drive and 60GB most likely be stuck in the system somewhere floating about like an abandoned half cousin.

Suppose I could just pull the trigger on a 240GB Vertex 2E but then the Vertex 3 is here this month and the prices will drop.
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Old 03-06-11, 11:15 AM   #18
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I use a WDC Black 1TB as my Steam drive. Works good.

Most games cannot profit from the SSD boost.
I get much quicker load times, especially in crysis for example.
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I use a WDC Black 1TB as my Steam drive. Works good.

Most games cannot profit from the SSD boost.
L4D sees a boost... as does Civ5.
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Old 03-06-11, 03:02 PM   #20
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I still have an older 150gb raptor and although it is still working fine, man is it noisy....The WD 640gb black i have is almost silent in comparison. However because i use the raptor as the OS drive i am tempted to move onto a 120gb SSD to replace it as the noise has gotten unbearable since i mounted my tower on top of my desk.

I would certainly pay the extra for an SSD that would read and write a lot faster than the raptor at silent operation.
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Just dropped over 300 on a Vertex 2E 240GB to be my Steam drive. Why not. lol
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Old 03-06-11, 10:45 PM   #22
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I personally wouldn't mind having one just for my games. ATM yes ssd's are a waste for anything more than being used as an os drive. With windows on my ssd it really breathed new life into my WD black. Games loaded a good deal quicker (~5sec) than when the black was running the OS.
I agree with this for sure. With an SSD, everything loads faster, and my system is so responsive that it's downright scary. I've never had a computer feel seamless. I grow tired of waiting on my fiance's computer to respond to simple commands. I just don't see how a Velociraptor could even come close to competing with an SSD's instantaneous response time. I mean, it's not the 3.6ms response time that's the problem. It's the 3.6 + 3.6 + 3.6 + 3.6 + 3.6 + 3.6 + etc. response time of sequential seeks and reads of fragmented files that wears on me. Right now, I've got 10 windows and 8 programs running at the same time in windows. The computer is still fully responsive and I can browse through system files, music, videos, etc. as if the system is at idle. My old Core 2 system couldn't even come close to that, and I know that it's not just the Phenom II that's causing this sort of performance. My system was only slightly better at multitasking before December, which is when I made my last upgrade.

It's the SSD. That's what makes the difference. Anyone that won't buy an SSD because of how low their capacity is hasn't experienced the speed of an SSD. It will change your mind on how you experience computers in general.

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The icons don't change as fast as I was expecting.

Thread is derailed already so I'm going to ask what SSD's are not much better than HDD's at?
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My raid 0 smokes most single SSDs in everything but access time.
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