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#1 Mark


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:40

So when I first bought an SSD (an OCZ Vertex 2 60gb which is still working fine) around a year and a half ago, I was super happy with the performance increase. I didn't even look at another single SSD benchmark or anything after buying that, I was so happy, I didn't even care if the competitors device was 10% faster in benchmarks.

I was wondering today though, would I still see any load time gains from a newer SSD now that we're around 2 generations ahead? Most the specs are around double the capabilities of my Vertex 2 but will I see it in real world performance?

I can't help but feel like the rest of my hardware might begin to start holding back any potential gains from a faster SSD.

What do you think?

MSI 870a-g54 (with sata 6gb/s)
AMD 555 xII BE 3.2ghz @ 3.6ghz
8gb DDR3 1333mhz

#2 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:43

You might get some performance increase, but in my opinion, that is only on the paper.
True, that the SSDs are getting faster with every new generation, but the one you currently have is still pretty fast, and you will hardly see any real time performance gains.

#3 neoadorable


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:48

leave it alone for now, you won't see any difference. save your money, next build go nuts with whatever's available, most likely mPCIe/Thunderbolt etc. I'm all HDD and with Windows 8 my boot varies between 2-7 seconds, kid you not. so what's an SSD really going to do for me? You already have one, you're even better off. save the money.



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:06

I would think there's more involved than just the SSD itself.
I'm fairly new to SSDs but I'm under the impression that the technology lies in the way the data is transferred inside the PC also.
You'd have to take that into consideration also. A lot has changed in 2 years. Like the difference between USB2 and USB3.
I guess what I'm getting at, is that surely newer SSDs probably have a higher transfer rate, but can only do what the motherboard allows.
I could be wrong, so look into that yourself.