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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Apexes, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    I bought one for my works laptop - it's quick, very very quick

    Bought this one, 120gb version:
    Force Series

    Bootup now takes 13 seconds (Laptop is a Core i7, 4gb ram) logging on i have 4 programs that start automatically, this normally took about 35-40 seconds, it's now instant!

    Anyone made the switch across to SSD's ? any thoughts?
     
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  2. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    I made the switch a couple of years ago, they are far more worthwhile than extra RAM or CPU. The difference is immediate!!. Good choice with the Corsair btw.
     
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  3. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    I got one for my work laptop a year back, makes a difference when you have a all kinds of apps starting off at logon.

    My home gaming PC is highly optimised and the traditional style VelociRaptor results in a great experience as well.

    Since laptop disks have typically been slower, an SSD there makes a massive difference. And SSDs don't suffer from failure related to the laptop moving around and possibly busting the mechanism on a traditional disk.

    Yeah, SSDs can usually help more than additional RAM. CPU usage really goes down to what you need the power for.
    Can help battery life too.
     
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  4. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    I just got a Crucial M4......awesome improvement. To get the full benefit thought i'll need to get a SATA-III card for my computer as my motherboardonly supports SATA-II.
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I am actually looking to get an SSD for my home PC... Just haven't had a chance to look around much. Now that you've mentioned it, I think I am going to pick one up soon.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    I got a 60gb SSD drive for my laptop, however with the amount of data that I have, I need a 500Gb one :)
     
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  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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  8. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Yup, running a pair of OCZ ones in this system:

    120GB Vertex 3 MAX IOPS for the main drive
    80GB Vertex 2 for the swap/lightroom cache/photoshop scratch/ drive

    - will never go back to HDD's for boot/scratch drives on systems I own now.
     
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  9. moondas

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    I've got OCZ Vertex 40GB just for my OS (Win7) about a year ago and I'm really happy, the difference is huge, it boots up about 5 times faster now. Upgrade worth the money...
     
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  10. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Dunno if you have it, but I believe they just released a firmware update for the M4's that increases speed significantly.
     
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  11. BraderzTheDog

    BraderzTheDog Kilobyte Poster

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    I'm loving the switch over to ssd's but thing is the price... I would love to have a whole setup using ssd's but at the minute its just my os :/
     
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