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Old August 17, 2010, 01:16 PM
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I personally have noticed absolutely no difference in load times between running games off my SSD and my normal HD. There may be a few seconds here and there, but it's nothing significant. The main benefit of SSDs is in random access time, and even then, aside from improved boot times, I haven't seen any real benefits from that.
So would it be ideal to just install Win7 on the SSD, and then from then on put absolutely NOTHING at all on the SSD and everything on my 2x 500gb drives?
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So would it be ideal to just install Win7 on the SSD, and then from then on put absolutely NOTHING at all on the SSD and everything on my 2x 500gb drives?
I recommend the way I do it, which is to install your OS and general-purpose applications on the SSD and put all your games and documents on other HDs.
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Old August 17, 2010, 01:30 PM
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I recommend the way I do it, which is to install your OS and general-purpose applications on the SSD and put all your games and documents on other HDs.
Ok. So all what the SSD will benefit me is faster booting up and down times..? That would suck if that was it, because I only turn my computer off like 3 times a month or so.
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That's the only noticeable benefit that I have seen.
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Old August 17, 2010, 01:41 PM
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That's the only noticeable benefit that I have seen.
Dayum, that's a turnoff. I think I'll just stick with a normal HDD for now.
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It 'feels' faster in Windows, but otherwise, an SSD is more or less a luxury, and one that isn't needed for a really good gaming experience. I'd only recommend one for a boot drive if a good deal comes your way; otherwise, pocket the coin and save it for a rainy day or a later build. Hanging with an HDD is less hassle too, as you don't need to worry about TRIM, and the different formatting routines.
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It 'feels' faster in Windows, but otherwise, an SSD is more or less a luxury, and one that isn't needed for a really good gaming experience. I'd only recommend one for a boot drive if a good deal comes your way; otherwise, pocket the coin and save it for a rainy day or a later build. Hanging with an HDD is less hassle too, as you don't need to worry about TRIM, and the different formatting routines.
Will do, thanks for your input guys!
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