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SDD Worth it?

#1BoltVoltPosted 8/30/2013 9:04:29 AM
Ok Guys, so currently my laptop has 2x 750GB 7200RPM HDD's with an 8GB SDD XpressCache.

Now boot times take about 15 seconds to be completely started and on the desktop, probably slightly less if I removed password.

Now seeing as I've never had an SSD I am looking for your opinions on whether or not I'd get a faster time than that?

Would it be worth sacrificing the storage space for maybe a 256GB SSD, only issue is I have used about 700GB across both drive up to now..

So, would it be worth it?
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Current Laptop Spec - Intel i7 3630QM, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2GB DDR5,Nvidea GTX 675, 2 x 750GB HDD's 8GB ExCache, 17.3" 1080p Display, Bluray Drive
#2Snight01Posted 8/30/2013 9:16:19 AM
Yup it is if u dont mind the crippled space.
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#3BoltVolt(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 9:25:11 AM
Will it improve load times that much? Transferring between hdds I get about 800mb/s. Would it be a massive improvement?
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Current Laptop Spec - Intel i7 3630QM, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2GB DDR5,Nvidea GTX 675, 2 x 750GB HDD's 8GB ExCache, 17.3" 1080p Display, Bluray Drive
#4NicodimusPosted 8/30/2013 9:32:10 AM
Load times for games, apps, and OS, yes.

File copy times, you will be limited by the slower of the two drives. The faster drive can't make the slow drive read or write any faster.
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#5BoltVolt(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 10:14:17 AM
Nicodimus posted...
Load times for games, apps, and OS, yes.

File copy times, you will be limited by the slower of the two drives. The faster drive can't make the slow drive read or write any faster.


I understand that, I'm asking for opinion on whether people think the reduction in size and price of the new SDD is actually worth any benefit I would gain from it ?
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Current Laptop Spec - Intel i7 3630QM, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2GB DDR5,Nvidea GTX 675, 2 x 750GB HDD's 8GB ExCache, 17.3" 1080p Display, Bluray Drive
#6LB3Posted 8/30/2013 10:17:10 AM
Best option is to have an SSD and an HDD Put your OS and any programs you use allot on the SSD. put everything else on a normal HDD.
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#7NicodimusPosted 8/30/2013 10:19:55 AM
BoltVolt posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Load times for games, apps, and OS, yes.

File copy times, you will be limited by the slower of the two drives. The faster drive can't make the slow drive read or write any faster.


I understand that, I'm asking for opinion on whether people think the reduction in size and price of the new SDD is actually worth any benefit I would gain from it ?


Really, there shouldn't be much size reduction because you shouldn't get rid of the HDDs. Keep at least one of them, and use that for media storage, downloads, anything that involves a lot of writing to the disk. SSD is not meant for storage, it's meant for OS and programs.
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#8BoltVolt(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 10:20:16 AM
Any of you tried one of those Hybrid drives? Improved speeds with high capacity?
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#9Erg0nPosted 8/30/2013 10:34:33 AM
BoltVolt posted...
Any of you tried one of those Hybrid drives? Improved speeds with high capacity?


I have one for my laptop the Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB it's really good but nothing close to SSD speeds.
#10JenfromwinPosted 8/30/2013 10:59:56 AM
Is it possible to install some steam games on sdd and others on normal drive?