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Published on September 17, 2012 By Draginol In Personal Computing

Anyone who has an SSD already know this. But there are still people out there who aren’t sure on this.  The performance difference of putting in an SSD is greater than any single upgrade I’ve ever seen since the days back in the early 90s of going from 4M to 8M in memory on Windows NT or OS/2.


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on Nov 24, 2012

LightStar
only if you are running a SATA 3 motherboard

No, any board's system will benefit with an SSD ....

on Nov 24, 2012

Quoting LightStar, reply 60only if you are running a SATA 3 motherboard

No, any board's system will benefit with an SSD ....

SS #1 of reply #55 is proof of that fact. SATA2.

Plus a boot time of 35-40 seconds is a plus.

on Nov 24, 2012

The answer to the OP remains a resounding YES, with one caveat. Buy a SATAIII SSD. At some point you will be upgrading/replacing your rig and chances are, it will be SATAIII. It makes no sense at all to buy a SATAII unit, regardless of its lower cost.

on Nov 24, 2012

Wizard1956
It makes no sense at all to buy a SATAII unit, regardless of its lower cost.
But if someone gives you a SATAII SSD, it'll do fine...

on Nov 29, 2012

Just wanted to say if you want to buy SSD´s cheap you may get lucky as i was on cyber monday week sales on amazon... 128gb ( samsung 830 series ) for 60 euros thats pretty damn cheap... ohh and i recently got a ADATA Premier Pro SP900 (256) and it crosses the 500 read/write mark for me  ( 522/512 ) attached it to my rig, booted up and it worked like a charm, i can only recommend it. Now all you hear from my pc is the Noctua cooler draging air through the tower 

on Nov 29, 2012

RedneckDude

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 63It makes no sense at all to buy a SATAII unit, regardless of its lower cost.But if someone gives you a SATAII SSD, it'll do fine...

Why yes, it will. Nothing wrong with hand-me-downs.   Now if only someone had 4GB's of DDR2 800 MHz RAM just laying around.......... 

on Nov 29, 2012

I have a 4 gb stick of ddr3 you can have.

on Nov 29, 2012

I have 2 Crucial M4 256mb SSD. When I got them they were $239.99 per unit. My boot time is 20 to 21 seconds to useable desktop. with windows 8. and 25 to 30 on windows 7. Everything seems snapper. Games load faster. No more defragmenting your drive. I think they are well worth the price.

on Dec 04, 2012

SSD the only way to go. I picked up Samsung 840 250GB (the non pro version) cheap, plus they was giving Far Cry 3 out for free. I will never go back to HDD for the bootdrive.

on Dec 04, 2012

I just popped a couple of Intel SATA II 160GB SSD's into my PC and am now dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8.  WEI went from 5.9 overall to 7.1 and things are definitely faster! SSD's are definitely worth it!

on Dec 04, 2012

tom, i knew you'd like it once you took the plunge. tell b.a. about your experience. the last time i talked to him, he wasn't sold on ssd's.

on Dec 04, 2012

LightStar
I just popped a couple of Intel SATA II 160GB SSD's into my PC and am now dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8.  WEI went from 5.9 overall to 7.1 and things are definitely faster! SSD's are definitely worth it!

Ah, but Which OS do you have on the SSD's, Tom?  Huh, huh?

Hehe, I'm willing to bet it'll be Win7 over Win 8.

I have Win 8 on 2 160gb SATA III's in RAID0 and it totally flies... boots in 21 seconds to a workable desktop on my rig.

on Dec 04, 2012

starkers

Quoting LightStar, reply 70I just popped a couple of Intel SATA II 160GB SSD's into my PC and am now dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8.  WEI went from 5.9 overall to 7.1 and things are definitely faster! SSD's are definitely worth it!

Ah, but Which OS do you have on the SSD's, Tom?  Huh, huh?

Hehe, I'm willing to bet it'll be Win7 over Win 8.

I have Win 8 on 2 160gb SATA III's in RAID0 and it totally flies... boots in 21 seconds to a workable desktop on my rig.

I have Windows 7 on one SSD and Windows 8 on the other SSD starkers. Right now I boot directly to Windows 7 though as that is where I do all my designing. When key Stardock products support Windows 8 I may somewhat reconsider that, but probably not too strongly. Of course I am using Start8 on Windows 8, I don't use the Metro/Modern UI at all, straight to the desktop!

on Dec 04, 2012

I have 8 on a touch screen PC. I play with it some, even the modern UI. 

 

I promise you that 7 will be my main use OS for a good while yet. 

on Dec 04, 2012

LightStar
I have Windows 7 on one SSD and Windows 8 on the other SSD starkers.

I figured that, but being you're not a fan of Win 8 I was just having a little dig.  In your situation I'd be doing the same thing, but I don't make WB's and find that Win 8 better suits my needs with video editing, etc.  Sadly, though, Win 8 is not as pretty as Win 7, so hopefully WindowBlinds for Win 8 is ready soon.

RedneckDude
I have 8 on a touch screen PC. I play with it some, even the modern UI.

Hmmm, touch, play!  That has such dirty connotations... and knowing you, there's a picture of a sheep on screen when you're touching it.

Now all you need is to get a hang of the voice controls [kneel, Bessie, kneel] and you'll be in 7th heaven.

J/K.

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