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are SSD really that much faster?

#1murphy230Posted 9/19/2013 8:51:49 AM
I got my SSD today and I'm going to install it later when i get home I'm really excited. I'm just curious on how much faster are they compared to HDD's
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#2SlaynPosted 9/19/2013 8:53:40 AM
oh yeah theyre faster
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#3ThePCElitistPosted 9/19/2013 8:57:38 AM
If I turn my PC on after getting home from work it is booted to my desktop before I even get my shoes off.
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#4JockoPosted 9/19/2013 8:59:15 AM
It looks like you're already committed so we don't want to spoil the surprise.
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#5NicodimusPosted 9/19/2013 8:59:26 AM
*holds hands 6 inches apart*

About that much faster.
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#6murphy230(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 9:01:31 AM
nice im super excited. I want to put windows 8 onto the ssd, i have a CD key for windows 8 but no CD. I do however have a windows 7 cd. would it be easier for me to install windows 7 onto the ssd then install windows 8 onto it after its installed through the upgrade program? Or should i download an ISO file from the internet and burn that to a DVD
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#7OldSorrowPosted 9/19/2013 9:02:01 AM
Just 2 seconds faster.
#8Gojak_v3Posted 9/19/2013 9:30:04 AM
I think it is very dependent on the type of SSD. Some are crap and some are good. I don't like them because of what the above poster said: They are only a couple seconds faster, yet their life span is considerably shorter than a standard hard drive.
#9wizardmonPosted 9/19/2013 9:42:25 AM
Gojak_v3 posted...
They are only a couple seconds faster


Use the 'Really simplified way of thinking about things that think insurmountably faster than you do' chart.

The CPU is super fast, it thinks thousands of times more per second than the RAM usually does.
The RAM is really fast, it thinks tens of hundred-thousands more times per second than an HDD can; and only thousands of times more per second than an SSD.

Gojak_v3 posted...
yet their life span is considerably shorter than a standard hard drive.

That's actually wrong, SSDs fail less often than HDDs.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/09/12/2228217/ssd-annual-failure-rates-around-15-hdds-about-5
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#10Wario_manPosted 9/19/2013 9:46:32 AM
I've been thinking of getting one but my computer is already kinda old and I don't know how to take it apart without quaking in fear anyway so wouldn't be able to put one in.
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