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Old 12-02-10, 08:01 PM   #301
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Maybe to many porn sites lol
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Old 12-09-10, 10:47 PM   #302
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Can I be in your SSD club? I brought my own SSD.



I just got done "tricking" my computer into installing Steam twice. Once on my SSD and once on my regular Hard Drive.

It was already installed on the HDD, so I changed the name of the Steam folder to "SteamHDD" and uninstalled it (which did nothing but delete it from the programs list), Then I actually installed it on my SSD and put Bad Company 2 on that one. Now, i have 2 separate installations of Steam on my computer with shortcuts to both of them.

Not bad eh?
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Old 12-09-10, 11:24 PM   #303
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Can I be in your SSD club? I brought my own SSD.



I just got done "tricking" my computer into installing Steam twice. Once on my SSD and once on my regular Hard Drive.

It was already installed on the HDD, so I changed the name of the Steam folder to "SteamHDD" and uninstalled it (which did nothing but delete it from the programs list), Then I actually installed it on my SSD and put Bad Company 2 on that one. Now, i have 2 separate installations of Steam on my computer with shortcuts to both of them.

Not bad eh?
I have no idea why you would do this.

But grats! I guess.
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Old 12-09-10, 11:40 PM   #304
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I have no idea why you would do this.

But grats! I guess.
Me neither, actually.

After running BC2 for about 30 minutes, I concluded that I could tell no difference between when it was on my regular 640GB WD Hard Drive and my SSD. So I uninstalled it from the SSD and reinstalled it on my HDD. Thank God it was quick and easy.

Lesson learned. Installing steam games on an SSD has almost no tangible benefits.
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Old 12-10-10, 12:45 AM   #305
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can i join too? i have a Hybrid SSD Seagate Monumentus XT in my macbook pro.
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can i join too? i have a Hybrid SSD Seagate Monumentus XT in my macbook pro.
No! Hybrid drives are an evil that must be squashed from this world! Either you're SSD, or your not! There is no in-between.


...I guess we can let you in.
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Old 12-10-10, 01:29 PM   #307
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I've been saying that for almost two years now
Apart from early ArmA 2 builds, not a single game showed a noticeable difference.
Oblivion. HUGE difference.

Outside of that, yes, you're right. If I only had the 1 SSD it'd likely be just Windows on it, maybe Oblivion as well if it were the 64GB one. Since I have two, one is OS, the other is games. Right now on my 64GB I have installed Crysis, Oblivion, MOHPA, and MOHAA. The only two games I installed to it for a reason was Oblivion as, while on horse back Oblivion tends to stutter a lot as it loads the next area you're riding into. On the SSD no such issue. Crysis I installed to it simply because I wanted faster load times- got what I wanted. The rest I put on this drive simply to not take up space on my 320GB and 500GB drives.

I cannot think of a single Steam game I'd want on an SSD though. Maybe Fallout 3 for the same reason as Oblivion but I cannot recall the last time I played that game, don't even remember if it had the same stuttering issue loading new areas that Oblivion has.

Anyhow- was going to pickup an i7 970 + mobo + 160GB SSD through a program @ work for about $450 shipped but... even at that rediculous discount don't have the money. Maybe if I sell some stuff... Or just wait till next year as it'll likely be on Intel's new platform, I'd be hoping for a 8 core/16 thread chip then.
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I just ran HD Tune 2.55 for the first time, and it seems like the results are lower than other users of the same drive. Here's the pic.



Any ideas what I can do to fix this? Or is this just normal for my SSD?
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That's it Madpistol, we hereby kick you from the club.


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So there's nothing wrong?
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So there's nothing wrong?
I honestly have no idea.

Um...

is defrag disabled? Caching and indexing disabled? Readyboost disabled?
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Old 12-10-10, 03:26 PM   #312
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I just ran HD Tune 2.55 for the first time, and it seems like the results are lower than other users of the same drive. Here's the pic.



Any ideas what I can do to fix this? Or is this just normal for my SSD?
Some of the averages here
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=505&Itemid=38

aren't far off from your, but higher minimums. Are you running AHCI?
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