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Windows 7: SSD is it worth it?


08 Feb 2011   #1

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SSD is it worth it?

We all want faster computers but is a small technological advance like an SSD really worth going for?
Most people use them for their OS. Is there really that much difference in speed?


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08 Feb 2011   #2

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Absolutely yes! Its such a big difference I don't think I could ever go back....
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08 Feb 2011   #3

Stools
 
 
How Much?

How much did you pay for it?
What size is it in Gb...
How much difference is it?
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08 Feb 2011   #4

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This like all things, depends on what you want ... I just purchased an Intel 120gb SSD for $229.00, and the speed ... wheeeeeee!!!..

"The difference between the men and the boys, are the price of their toys"
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08 Feb 2011   #5

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I can afford the toys.
I don't see the point in saving 5 minutes over 8 hours...
That's all...
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08 Feb 2011   #6

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I have the OCZ Vertex2 60GB. Here in Aus I paid $180 for it, but in the US it will be cheaper. Take a look here to see the speed people are getting relative to spinner HDD's:

Show us your SSD performance
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08 Feb 2011   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
I can afford the toys.
I don't see the point in saving 5 minutes over 8 hours...
That's all...
Then a SSD is not for you!
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08 Feb 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I have the OCZ Vertex2 60GB. Here in Aus I paid $180 for it, but in the US it will be cheaper. Take a look here to see the speed people are getting relative to spinner HDD's:

Show us your SSD performance

Out of date!

@ TEWS That's my point...

I get it now...I'm not the type to appreciate a small change in performance. But, I am the type to appreciate a significant step in performance. So, i'll leave the 'big boys' to it...
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08 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Got a simple little 40GB Intel SSD a few months back. Put my OS on it and WOW!
WEI went from 5.9 to 7.4
Transfer rate went from somewhere around 94MB/s to 231MB/s.

Like Golden, I wouldn't go back.

BIOS takes longer to get going than Windows! I mean, it's a matter of seconds from the swirly Windows logo to desktop- again, I say WOW!

It's such a small drive that I haven't put any programs on it but I can imagine what it would be like if I had another drive for them.
Aw well, nothing wrong with dreaming, is there?

All I want to do right now is save up enough money to buy more!
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08 Feb 2011   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

for me, it wasn't a small change in performance - it was significant and instantly noticeable. my ocz vertex 2e cost about 90 - what other upgrade can you get for that money? some more ram? i've got 4 gigs - that's enough for me.

so what will an ssd do for you? faster boots, and a snappy responsive operating system with faster app loading. even big apps like photoshop open in two or three seconds. it isn't just 'five minutes over eight hours' - it's every single time your computer reads or writes to the drive. random access time is phenomenally low.

i don't think anyone with an ssd will ever go back to a spinner.

but feel free to not believe me, and put it all down to hype if you prefer.
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