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Old 06-15-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Is anyone using a Solid State Hard Drive?

Seeing as how the bottleneck in my system is the hard drive, I'm wondering how much performance gain I might see with a SSD for the OS. This is what I had in mind:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231256

I know the price is up there, but looking strictly from a performance viewpoint what do you think?
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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I would say that you are better off getting a Raptor. They generally have more space and aren't to far off from SDD's.

But SDD's are top of the line as of today.

you ever see that video where they were testing like 20 OCZ ones and they opened more then 50 programs is 20 seconds?
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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Space isn't so much a problem for me. I was looking at one of the reviews where the guy said the SSD booted twice as fast as his Raptor. I'm just wondering what unseen pitfalls may be involved.
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The read times are great on the SSD. But the write times aren't anything to write home about. A VR will be better for overall performance.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Good point. Looking around on the net I found this:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/IDE/SSD_v...or_Raptor.html

There doesn't appear to be a huge difference in write speed between the Raptor and SSD. At least not nearly as drastic as the read speed difference.

Found another review:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gskill...gb-ssd-review/

Looks like these guys really like it!
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