I thought my old computer was good until I built my new one, but my old machine is still faster than the new machines we got at work....
All i'm saying is for the performance isn't enough yet.
And I would like to know what your machines were like before the SSD my machine doesn't really have too much lag.. I mean It takes like 45sec to startup which is enough time for me to flick on me PC grab a beer and adjust my fat arse in the chair. then I click the WoW icon move to the login button press it and it loads up we are talking maybe 1.5 to wow from off. NOW if an SSD can take that time down to 5 seconds than yes i would happily spend the money but i know that aint true just based on OS software and WoW software restrictions. Any online content is going to be reduced to their server and internet connection and as far as ripping or burning CD's what is this 1999 bit torrent that... which is again limited my the P2P connection.l doesn't matter if your drive writes 5TB/sec limited to your connection to the server. I never see my FPS drop below 55fps on ultra settings in wow with 2 clients streaming netflix and having a browser up... the only time I see performance issues is when im connecting to sites that are having server issues so would i notice an performance increase yes... do i need it no
Performance degradation is when all the cells on the drive have been written to at least once and the drive has to erase something(which is slow) to put something new down. TRIM and Garbage Collection are designed to mostly prevent this from happening.
EVGA Classified SR-2 | Intel Xeon X5680 x 2 | Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6 x 2GB | XFX HD5970 x 2
Intel PRO/1000 PT Server NIC | ASUS Xonar DX | Corsair AX1200 | Corsair TX750OCZ Vertex2 60GB | WD Velociraptor 300GB x 2 | Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GBEK-FB SR2 - Acetal+Nickel | EK-Supreme HF - Acetal x 2 | EK-FC5970 Acetal x 2
Thermochill TA120.4 x 3 | Thermochill TA120.3 | Swiftech MCP655 x 2
They want the best, they pay for it. It's a non issue.
All that being said I currently use HDD but have been considering SSD's for a little while now.
look back at all my post ive always said for me it isnt worth it.
Now should i have left it alone. yes but im at work and bored so there ya go
as an owner of a ocz vertex2 SSD, and a 10,000 RPM drive, there is 0 comparison. the ssd blows this thing out of the water... its not just the speed of windows opening, or programs opening that your paying for, it's revolutionary. your paying for what i reccommend to consumers as the single best bang for your buck upgrade you can buy on a computer. weather your just an emailer or a hardcore gamer... an SSD drive makes your experience with your OS much more enjoyable than any machine on an HDD raid array... everything in your os increases... wheather it be speed of opening applications. to making a right click on a folder... there is 0 lag and 0 choppyness like i said its revolutionary and when you just click around on a SSD equipped machine for a couple minutes you can feel the difference immediately.
The mechanical storage systems on computers are several orders of magnitude slower than anything else in your computer.
The difference for me is now my browser, email and office programs load instantly. Photoshop opens in 2 seconds instead of 20. Games are the same story. Where on my old disk drive, it would take ages loading textures and things from random parts of the drive, maps load within a few seconds. I can open multiple programs at the same time and nothing bogs down. There's no whirring sound coming from the computer other than the fans. Everything is snappy.
Ok so... I bought an 80gb SSD on my way home from work tonight... I installed it... and.... I'm in fucking heaven!!
Apps load instantly, and I mean instantly no wait what-so-ever. I can set every single one of my apps to load on startup and my computer will completely restart with all the apps loaded in less than 10 seconds. I'm fucking love it.... XD
Though I'm going to have to ditch my SuperDrive so I can mount my stock 500gb harddrive there, not like I ever use CDs/DVDs anyway lol
Last edited by Tyrianth; 2011-03-29 at 03:52 AM.