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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 826d ago | opinion piece

Whoa, I should have upgraded to an SSD last year

Cnet: A solid-state drive nearly quintupled storage performance and breathed new life into Stephen Shankland's laptop. (PC hardware, Solid State Drive)

hellvaguy  +   826d ago
I upgraded my destop and laptops with ssd's and love it. Boot times and loading times are vastly improved.

The disappointment I found with ssd (besides the high cost) is that I didn't get any performance boost in any game. Other than levels loaded up way faster.
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KingPin  +   826d ago
is the faster load times worth the high cost?

that to me is the main question.
caseh  +   826d ago
If you do anything that is HDD/CPU intensive such as video editing then you'll get a slap in the face in regards to the performace boost you will see.

Take into account, an SSD will remove the bottleneck regular HDDs introduce to a system. If everything else is up to the task in hand then it is definately worth it.

Having your PC/laptop reboot in the time it takes to sneeze and wipe your nose is just an added bonus.
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hellvaguy  +   825d ago
Idk its not really that high of a cost. I paid $180 for a samung 840, 250gb and I'd do it again. I just wish games would optimized for it actually make games run faster because they don't other than load up levels faster, but once your in, no change.
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gamernova  +   825d ago
An SSD is definitely worth it. I have a corsair SSD currently and it is worth it for the quicker experience. I would not really recommend it for games but for large programs and the OS, an SSD is perfect. I do not see a high enough performance boost in games to warrant an SSD but the opposite is true on the OS and programs.

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