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Old 04-11-11, 12:48 AM   #13
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I'll get a SSD when it hits 1TB or more.

That's just too small.
You'll be waiting a while then. NAND flash tech is expensive, and will be for quite some time.

Seriously, you have no idea what you're missing. An SSD makes your system soooo much more responsive.
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Old 04-11-11, 01:21 AM   #14
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You'll be waiting a while then. NAND flash tech is expensive, and will be for quite some time.

Seriously, you have no idea what you're missing. An SSD makes your system soooo much more responsive.
I know, but where will all my Steam games go? On another drive? What's the point?
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Old 04-11-11, 04:18 AM   #15
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I know, but where will all my Steam games go? On another drive? What's the point?
Thats the reason why I am waiting too. I will take the plunge when 500gb drives become cheapers enough. Sure the speed would be great but at the moment I could only afford a 120gb model and thats just way to small!
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Old 04-11-11, 04:27 PM   #16
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I know, but where will all my Steam games go? On another drive? What's the point?
The point is that all OS files and essential programs will be on tap at all times. This results in the computer being extremely responsive, more responsive than you could ever experience on a normal Hard Drive. It's impossible to describe, but here's a video I use to represent what an SSD feels like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw2g4bIu03M

That shows shutdown and startup, plus how quickly a program can be accessed once the desktop is up. There is NO waiting time. An SSD doesn't make your system faster, but it does make it 10 times more respnsive. Ever since I've gotten this SSD, I never have to wait for programs to start up. It feels like everything (including the games on the other Hard Drives) is in RAM at all times. It's really cool.


As for games, it doesn't make a difference. Seriously, I installed both BC2 and starcraft II on the drive, and BC2 doesn't load any faster. SC2 loads a little faster, but it's not enough to matter. Just keep all of your games and other programs on another Hard Drive. It won't make that much of a difference.
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Old 04-11-11, 04:31 PM   #17
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You'll be waiting a while then. NAND flash tech is expensive, and will be for quite some time.

Seriously, you have no idea what you're missing. An SSD makes your system soooo much more responsive.
Yes. Hands down the best upgrade I ever did. SSD for OS and apps, used a 500Gb seagate for games and larger files.

SSD boot, app. response and shutdown times are fantastic.
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+1 to the above 2 posts
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Old 04-11-11, 05:06 PM   #19
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I can't remember where I read it, but somebody (I think it's an upcoming rst for intel sandy bridge z68 chipset) is doing readyboost style caching for ssd's when using hard drives. It will work like a seagate momentus xt but you have a whole ssd or spare space to cache the hard drive to the ssd. Now that's what we have been waiting for!

yes, it is the z68 chipset. here it is: http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/h...launch-may-8th

btw, I have 4 vertex 3 120gb bought(going into raid 0), waiting to be delivered. saw a benchmarking progtam on a macbook pro, the true write is like 430 and the read 490 when reading and writing a 8gb file. Got the crosshair iv formula for the sata 3 controller. Can't wait to see boot times on those babies!
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here my as ssd results on the amd controller:










seems I do need a 3rd party controller to get max speeds.
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Thanks Bman212121.
Only a month late, but you're welcome.

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Old 04-15-11, 01:47 PM   #23
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why raid an ssd? how much does it help?
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Old 04-15-11, 11:52 PM   #24
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Don't these have a shorter life-span than Vertex 2? I guess that's why they're cheaper.

Seems they've been reduced from 10K to 5K program/erase cycles.
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