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Ak3mi 2012-05-09 09:12

I am thinking of getting a SSD instead of a HD, but I don't know if it is worth it. If I install my OS and games on the SSD and some programs like sony vegas, will I notice the difference easily or not really? Right now I have my windows on a 500gb HD and programs and games on my 1TB HD. I don't know if its worth it because a SSD is like 90 pounds for 120gb when a 3TB HD is like 119 :p

Also what should I look for in a SSD.

Thanks in advance

Random32 2012-05-09 09:42

An SSD is probably the biggest upgrade you can buy for most activities. It makes stuff load faster and your computer just feel snappier.

Lawfer 2012-05-09 13:04

Forget HDD, SSD is the way to go for pretty much anything!

sa547 2012-05-09 13:10

I would prefer using the SSD drive for the operating system, applications and the swap file, while the regular hard drive be used only for data..

NoemiChan 2012-05-09 13:13

If its like this. You got to have it. ASAP

Ak3mi 2012-05-09 14:53


Originally Posted by GenjiChan (Post 4152644)

I don't really get it, but I think its a joke? :p

Thanks everyone will be getting a SSD then. What do I go for when looking for one? Is there a certain make which are known as the best?

spikexp 2012-05-09 17:01

Don't go for OCZ... OCZ has a lot of failure...

The crucial m4 is really well priced.

Any SSD will give an enormous boost over an HDD.
You won't see the difference in performance between SSD most of the time.

synaesthetic 2012-05-09 22:17

OCZ has a pretty bad history of drive failures, which is why they're so cheap everywhere. Intel drives are reliable but they aren't the fastest any more. Back in the early days of the X25-M gen. 2 they were top dog, but now the SandForce controllers have them beat.

Crucial m4 is also very good.

I personally use a 120GB Intel 320 Series SSD and it's snappy and robust and rock-solid stable. I chose it mostly because it was on sale--otherwise I probably would have gone with a SandForce-based SSD.

triskelion 2012-05-10 00:01

Intel 520, Crucial M4 or Mushkin Chronos are the best bet for performance/reliability.

I've got the M4, and it's simply outstanding!

iceyfw 2012-05-10 03:48

you came at the right time looking for an ssd because there is a price war atm. newegg had the 128gb crucial m4 for $99 yesterday (gone by now).

choose intel and crucial m4 for reliability.
never choose ocz.

Ak3mi 2012-05-10 05:10

I can't shop on newegg, I'm from england so shipping prices will be a bitch.
Ok so not OCZ, is this any good?

Most of my parts are corsair so I know they are reliable.

problemedchild 2012-05-10 07:19

Get this instead. One of the most commonly used and well liked SSDs this generation. Not a lot of issues either since it doesn't use a Sandforce controller.

The Samsung 830 SSDs are very reliable and fast, but the cost to performance ratio on those drives aren't as good as the M4.

Ak3mi 2012-05-10 10:48

Alright sweet, thanks everyone :) got the crucial on order.

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