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Hero_OT_beta October 7, 2009 02:52 PM

Solid State Drives?
So what are these drives all about? What makes them awesome? I'm building a new computer and I'd really appreciate some info on these drives.

AkG October 7, 2009 03:31 PM

low power usage, insane read speeds, insane write speeds, ULTRA insane low latency. For more info I suggest some of the reviews we have done ;)

ipaine October 7, 2009 05:13 PM

Well, lets just say that after using one for the first time on a new i7 that I was setting up at work I have to say, ME WANT NOW.

Really you just can not believe how fast you can boot up and open programs. Did a quick test today and I opened a 45MB powerpoint file in about 4 seconds. That is opening powerpoint and fully loading the file.

The drive that is in this particular system is the OCZ Vertex 60GB. I very much recommend this drive for the price/performance. You can get better drives (Intel X-25E) but they cost a lot more.

Oh and it took about 50 seconds to do a complete restart, and log back in and have everything loaded again. And about 20 seconds was outside of the OS and another 10-15 seconds for me to type my password. Just amazing performance.

Hero_OT_beta October 7, 2009 07:17 PM

Ok, thanks a lot.

bojangles October 7, 2009 07:24 PM

There are a CRAPLOAD of reviews here. Check them out! You'll realize just how much faster they are compared to mechanical hard drives.

gingerbee October 7, 2009 07:35 PM

i am hooked best upgrade in my opinion

Goalieman077 October 7, 2009 07:39 PM

SSDs are a great upgrade. Especially for a few years old computer. Overall amazing upgrade greatly increases loading and writing times. I would recommend a x-25 g2 if you just want for OS or something like a patriot torqx if your intertested in faster loading and writing times for apps

Supergrover October 7, 2009 07:46 PM

Yup a OS SSD will be my next upgrade I think.

Squeetard October 7, 2009 08:56 PM

Try 3 in Raid0!

rjbarker October 7, 2009 09:05 PM

I am soooo friggin close to pulling the pin...!!!
Toss up now between the Intel 80 GB or OCZ 120Gb Vertex...

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