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Windows 7: SSD's-Are they really worth it?

17 May 2010   #11
surfasb

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Worth it: considering what?

I suggest a little window shopping at Amazon. Based on my brief observations, the per GB cost of an SATA HDD is $0.24. For the same size SSD, that cost is $2.61. Is 10 times the cost per GB worth it to you under any circumstance? It's not to me but then again, I am poor old man whose money goes for motorcycle gas (and superfluous pieces of chrome, and the blue-eyed . . . oh never mind).

Monk
I'm with you on this one. For me, storage, CPU, and peripherals trump load times. I personally spend the money on a better graphics card, extra monitor, dock for the XT2, etc etc.


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17 May 2010   #12
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
Because i am only getting an 80gb (normal HDD will be used for data, ssd for os and aps) will it slow down because it will be about 35-40% full when i have put the aps and os on it?
I believe you would only be limited by the NTFS. It is recommended that a drive formatted NTFS not be over 75% to 80% full. So you would be good, by far, at 40% or more.

The drives are a huge improvement over the spinning disk, no doubt.

In the future, the systems you could buy in the big box store will all come with SSD's. The price will come down as the drives become more common, manufacturing scales up, and competition ramps up. You can pay more to be there now, or wait and be there for less.

"It hurts on the bleeding edge of technology!"
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17 May 2010   #13
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Once you have one and use one you'll never look back I have a dual boot Rig, Win 7 on the SSD and Win XP Pro on my Seagate 1TB. After spending all day on my XP scanning photos ( No driver for my scanner for Win 7 64 ) I was so glad to get back to my Win 7 and the SSD to edit them in Photo Shop. I am always amazed at the speed of it Just my pennies worth.


Steve
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17 May 2010   #14
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Worth it" is very subjective, but for my two cents... yes.

I have a RAID 0 SSD setup on my Windows 7 machine and a single SSD on my Vista machine. In my opinion, I see better performance in my Vista machine: Operating System load, application load & overall system responsiveness. That's not to say that my setup on my Windows 7 machine is not worth it, though. It's just that I really see it on the Vista machine.
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17 May 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Worth it: considering what?

I suggest a little window shopping at Amazon. Based on my brief observations, the per GB cost of an SATA HDD is $0.24. For the same size SSD, that cost is $2.61. Is 10 times the cost per GB worth it to you under any circumstance? It's not to me but then again, I am poor old man whose money goes for motorcycle gas (and superfluous pieces of chrome, and the blue-eyed . . . oh never mind).

Monk
I'm with you on this one. For me, storage, CPU, and peripherals trump load times. I personally spend the money on a better graphics card, extra monitor, dock for the XT2, etc etc.
+ 1. On a limited budget, there are other things I can do that are much more cost effective. I would much rather invest in extra storage.
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17 May 2010   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Where are the SSDs with SATA III (6GB/sec) ..
or would that help any in a newer Mobo ??
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17 May 2010   #17
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks guys, i guess its a bit like going form a prentium 4 to a quad core. Looks like i will be getting the intel one then and using the 640WD for storage (music,vids docs etc.)

so how does this trim work then? does it come with the firmware?
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17 May 2010   #18
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Worth it: considering what?

I suggest a little window shopping at Amazon. Based on my brief observations, the per GB cost of an SATA HDD is $0.24. For the same size SSD, that cost is $2.61. Is 10 times the cost per GB worth it to you under any circumstance? It's not to me but then again, I am poor old man whose money goes for motorcycle gas (and superfluous pieces of chrome, and the blue-eyed . . . oh never mind).

Monk
I'm with you on this one. For me, storage, CPU, and peripherals trump load times. I personally spend the money on a better graphics card, extra monitor, dock for the XT2, etc etc.
Great point! The aforementioned enthusiast, while she or he may consider an SSD, is likely to pour hard-earned dinero into just those things mentioned by Surfasb. If one still has change left over after all of the other essential purchases, they probably drive to work in a Bentley and, as such, the cost/benefit ratio is a moot question.

Monk
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17 May 2010   #19
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Worth it: considering what?

I suggest a little window shopping at Amazon. Based on my brief observations, the per GB cost of an SATA HDD is $0.24. For the same size SSD, that cost is $2.61. Is 10 times the cost per GB worth it to you under any circumstance? It's not to me but then again, I am poor old man whose money goes for motorcycle gas (and superfluous pieces of chrome, and the blue-eyed . . . oh never mind).

Monk
I'm with you on this one. For me, storage, CPU, and peripherals trump load times. I personally spend the money on a better graphics card, extra monitor, dock for the XT2, etc etc.
Great point! The aforementioned enthusiast, while she or he may consider an SSD, is likely to pour hard-earned dinero into just those things mentioned by Surfasb. If one still has change left over after all of the other essential purchases, they probably drive to work in a Bentley and, as such, the cost/benefit ratio is a moot question.

Monk
i guess it's what you really want from your pc, i dont play to many pc games, mainly modern warfare 2 and LFD2 so my gpu is ok for that, allready have a quad core, monitor is fine. I think the last step for me would be a SSD, plus i am really fussy when it comes to load up times. os and aps. Dont ask why im just a bit wired like that Some people it won't bother but to me it does.
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17 May 2010   #20
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

also looking at that article it states that ssd's get slower over time? has this now bwwn fixed?
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