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#16 COKid

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:58

I'll wait until the prices for SSD to come down. They're still overpriced for what you get, imho.

I mean, $150 for 128 GB. I could get 3 TB for that price.

Space trumps speed for me, as I have lots of video files to store.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:01

I'll wait until the prices for SSD come down. They're still overpriced for what you get, imho.

They did...massively.
When I got my 180 it was $400
Now a 256 is $180
HDs are just crap at any price. Sure, you can live with them if you have to, but why would you want to?

#18 Hitman2000

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:01

Yep very worth it, especially on laptops (it tends to be a double boost, cause ssd =longer battery and are much much faster than 5.4k rpm drives)

my brothers i7extreme, 16gb ram and all that but with a HHD seemed much slower than my old 2500k with a SSD.
That is until he also got a SSD

and now you can pick up 128gb ones for about 90-100
and 128G is plenty for windows and a few games, but you need a normal HDD for the rest of your data.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:01

I'll wait until the prices for SSD come down. They're still overpriced for what you get, imho.

at least it's finally below $1/gb
that was low enough to finally convince me to get one

#20 TheExperiment

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:04

Yep very worth it, especially on laptops (it tends to be a double boost, cause ssd =longer battery and are much much faster than 5.4k rpm drives)

HDs put out a lot of heat too and tend to slow themselves and the system down when hot

#21 Boz

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:37

It wasn't worth it back in the day when it was 64gb for $500.. but now for $300 and 512gb SSD you will not want to go back to mechanical drive.. as others have said, it's painful to use a machine with a mechanical drive.

#22 Gotenks98

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:39

You will really notice the difference if you are using WIndows 8. Having a 7 second boot up is nice :)

#23 chrisj1968

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:59

If you "Keep hearing that" then why do you have to ask?

Skip to 5:38


wow that is fast!

#24 +Tech Greek

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:15

After using an SSD as your boot/OS HD, you will never use a mechanical HD again. I highly recommend it.

"Why the hell is this computer running so slow?" - Me, every time I use a computer without an SSD.


TRUTH!

#25 primexx

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:13

SSDs are awesome. I got my first one a little under 2 years ago, 120GB Intel 320 for $210. Just got a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro three months ago for $140. Not cheap enough for data storage but definitely worth it for OS and programs.

#26 AsherGZ

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:18

You will really notice the difference if you are using WIndows 8. Having a 7 second boot up is nice :)


I have a 2TB WD Caviar SATAIII 6GB/s mechanical drive and it boots in less than 7s. And boy that drive is fast!
So again, is an SSD even worth it? Unless they come in terabyte variants, I don't think so.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:25

I'll never, ever use a mechanical drive as my boot drive ever again. I have an OCZ Agility III on a SATA3 port and it absolutely flies. Highly recommended.

#28 Setnom

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:00

Like everybody pretty much said, I'll never again use a normal hardrive with my main OS. SSDs are worth it.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:03

If you "Keep hearing that" then why do you have to ask?

Skip to 5:38


That reboot is only as slow as it is as it doesn't have a UEFI bios.

#30 joemailey

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:06

I've only had my SSD for a week and wow, the boot time of my laptop is crazy.
Not to mention the battery life is better and I now use sleep mode on my laptop a lot, as it instantly resumes when I wake it up.

Couldn't have any of my own computers/laptops without an SSD now.