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SSD worth it?

#1mikewu1Posted 5/30/2012 1:55:42 PM
I am thinking about getting a SSD for my laptop and wonder if it is worth it. I currently have a 500GB 5200rpm hard drive.
#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/30/2012 1:56:28 PM
Yes.
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#3DiehardFFv2Posted 5/30/2012 2:04:23 PM
Absolutely. With how slow your current drive is, you'll be astounded at the difference.
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#4GTRagnarokPosted 5/30/2012 2:04:54 PM
Yeah, definitely. I was recently reminded of how much so when, after a year an a half of using an SSD, I tried using my other laptop with a 640GB 5400RPM HDD. Oh the horror...
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#5mikewu1(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 2:05:26 PM
Also how would I transfer the stuff on my current hard drive over? I have some programs that are in the recovery partition only and can't redownload as they came with the laptop. ( Dolby Home theater being one).
#6SpacewhizguyPosted 5/30/2012 2:05:36 PM
Ask yourself whether you value space or speed more.
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#7mikewu1(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2012 2:39:58 PM
Whats a good deal then?
#8DiehardFFv2Posted 5/30/2012 2:42:36 PM
mikewu1 posted...
Whats a good deal then?


Either the 128 or 256GB Crucial M4's. Both of them have been on sale at 100 and 200 dollars respectively as of late. I'd also pick up an external enclosure so you can keep using your current HDD as storage space.
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#9tigerex777Posted 5/30/2012 3:34:53 PM
From: DiehardFFv2 | #003
Absolutely. With how slow your current drive is, you'll be astounded at the difference of how fast your boot and shutdown times are


I finished that for you

But seriously, I recently bought an SSD and installed it as my main drive, aside from boot up and shutdown speeds, I find absolutely no difference from my old HD. But how often do you boot up and shutdown your computer in the first place? The reality is, if you don't have a lot of programs you use frequently that loads a lot of resources, you won't really need an SSD unless your current HD is dying. Otherwise, I would just get one if it's really dying.
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#10DiehardFFv2Posted 5/30/2012 4:17:06 PM
tigerex777 posted...
From: DiehardFFv2 | #003
Absolutely. With how slow your current drive is, you'll be astounded at the difference of how fast your boot and shutdown times are


I finished that for you

But seriously, I recently bought an SSD and installed it as my main drive, aside from boot up and shutdown speeds, I find absolutely no difference from my old HD. But how often do you boot up and shutdown your computer in the first place? The reality is, if you don't have a lot of programs you use frequently that loads a lot of resources, you won't really need an SSD unless your current HD is dying. Otherwise, I would just get one if it's really dying.


Depends on how often you install updates from microsoft. Maybe you didn't notice overall, but I sure did and I actually had a pretty quick HDD. Explorer opens folders and files faster, massive amounts of files transfer quicker, etc.TC will definitely notice coming from the sloth of a drive he's using now.
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