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User Info: TiamatKiller

TiamatKiller
2 years ago#11
Yes
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User Info: Colonel_Romeo

Colonel_Romeo
2 years ago#12
NGd72 posted...
I've got 2 SSD's 250GB and 1 extra Samsung Evo 250 that I'm selling...but may keep since they are amazing and I hate regular SSD's


How much we talking im interested.
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User Info: Games_Analyst

Games_Analyst
2 years ago#13
Will never go back to an HDD ever. I still use them for storage (movies, music, really huge games that I don't play that often, etc) but for bootup, certain apps, and games that I am very active in, could not stand an HDD ever again.
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User Info: Cool_Dude667

Cool_Dude667
2 years ago#14
Basically what everyone else said, after getting a SSD everything just acts more responsive. Im never going back to a HDD bootdrive.
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Colonel_Romeo
2 years ago#15
I'm not bout that Hard drive life, if you have enough time to go in the kitchen and get a glass of water and your pc isn't loaded up yet you doing it wrong.
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
2 years ago#16
The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssss.
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User Info: I_Am_On_Fire

I_Am_On_Fire
2 years ago#17
TC here- the answer signed to be yes, it's worth it, so I went ahead and grabbed the SSD. Not an 840, but well reviewed. Thanks for the advice, everyone.
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User Info: SaltyBotz

SaltyBotz
2 years ago#18
The thing that nobody is talking about is the lifespan of an SSD. Its at least 50%-75% lower than a mechanical HDD. My SSD crapped out after 2 1/2 years, and I was only using it as a caching device on a Z68 board. Which means it was used less than had I used it as a main drive.

Until they start making SSDs that last 5+ years, I'm not gonna buy another one.

User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
2 years ago#19
SaltyBotz posted...
My SSD crapped out after 2 1/2 years, and I was only using it as a caching device


wut
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User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
2 years ago#20
SaltyBotz posted...
The thing that nobody is talking about is the lifespan of an SSD. Its at least 50%-75% lower than a mechanical HDD. My SSD crapped out after 2 1/2 years, and I was only using it as a caching device on a Z68 board. Which means it was used less than had I used it as a main drive.

Until they start making SSDs that last 5+ years, I'm not gonna buy another one.


You were unlucky. They are rated for a lot more than that on average. By caching device, I assume you used something like intel smart response? I have had a couple of my SSD's for about 3 years now and they are going strong. I do only use them as OS drives though so maybe the constant writing that cache software was performing had a detrimental effect. Either way, newer SSD's and their smarter controllers will extend the life much longer than 2.5 years with an average workload... Probably more like 10-15 years. They really are that much better at wear balancing now.
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