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From: DiehardFFv2 | #010
From: DiehardFFv2 | #003
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.
Nope, I didn't notice any of that. Unless you have a 10 year old computer with dial up speed, your browser speed won't be any different between your 72000rpm HD and your SSD. In fact, I bet it's more Ram and CPU related. And really, how often do you install updates? because for me MS updates come once every couple of months and these are updates that are smaller than a 1mb, most of them. Which is again, not really a factor when it comes to HD speed. Large transfer of files is also dependent on many other things besides your SSD. Are you transferring to a Flash drive with USB 2.0? 3.0? are you using e-sata? copying to a DVD writer? you see, the transfer speed is always limited to the slowest thing, so even if you're transferring to your SSD from a USB 2.0 Flash drive, it will always be limited to the USB 2.0 Flash drive. Again, getting an SSD should only be if your old HD is dying or shows signs of dying, or if you just have a lot of money you want to burn... but not really because of the speed. Because most likely you'll be using it for your primary drive and most of the other programs and games will be on another drive. At least, that is what is recommended.
i5 760 @ 3.8ghz / 4GB DDR3 Ripjaws / GTX 460 SLI @ 800/2000 / Cooler Master GX 750W PSU / Cooler Master Advance II case / Acer 22 1680x1050 / Windows 7 64
Short answer: Yes
Long answer: **** yes
Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.- Jimi Hendrix
From: DiehardFFv2 | #003
I find the difference an SSD makes is most noticeable if you switch back to HDD.
Switching to an SSD is much faster but a lot of the differences are not easily noticed individually. If something takes more than 1-2sec to load an SSD user will notice that as an aberration, but an HDD user will be used to dismissing that time as normal. When you first install an SSD you will still have the mindset of an HDD user at first, thus, it is easy to continue to automatically forgive brief load times as normal behavior without even realizing it. Over time, that automatic forgiveness imperceptably fades.
Then you switch back to an HDD one day and realize that there are brief load times throughout the entire experience of using that computer. That's when you realize the vast difference between an SSD and an HDD.