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Debating on buying an SSD! Is it worth it?

#1THE_WTF_PANDAPosted 7/3/2014 12:57:57 AM(edited)
Hiya Folks, more upgrade questions for you! I'm thinking of finally making the switch to a SSD. Is it really worth it? I honestly don't mind a long boot time but having a more responsive OS would be really nice. Is the switch that noticeable? What real world benefits would I experience from one? From my understanding only programs that are installed onto the ssd would benefit from it, is that correct? Or would the pagefile or the ssd's buffer help them as well?

Anyways, I found a really good deal on a samsung 840 evo for $137 shipped and I'm tempted to buy it but I don't want to be underwhelmed by the performance increase.


Here's a link to my build!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/The_WTF_Panda/saved/6WYLrH
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#2SnadadosPosted 7/3/2014 1:02:41 AM
The more responsive OS and programs is so nice and very noticeable.
Unless I had no choice I would not build another system for my self with out an SSD.

The real advantage with an SSD is that you likely will never notice your computer getting sluggish as time goes on like you do with HDDs as they fill up and you install and delete data and programs..
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#3LvthnPosted 7/3/2014 1:07:05 AM
Yes, it's worth it.
#4Garage_ManPosted 7/3/2014 1:23:34 AM
God yes. How does a 2 year old install of windows 8 that boots basically as fast as day one sound?

If I could afford it I would do 1tb SSDs all around and get rid of my HD. Games load soooooo sllloowwww.
#5LvthnPosted 7/3/2014 1:35:12 AM
Garage_Man posted...
God yes. How does a 2 year old install of windows 8 that boots basically as fast as day one sound?

If I could afford it I would do 1tb SSDs all around and get rid of my HD. Games load soooooo sllloowwww.


For me the big selling point really is just cutting down loading screens in-game. Nothing kills my mood more than seemingly endless load screens between zones in a game, and I also hate the idea that my gameplay decisions are being impacted by my desire to avoid the slowness of my hardware.

How much time is saved depends on the game, some games it saves little time (esp online multiplayer, not much point if the match requires everyone to load up first), in some games I literally saw 30 seconds drop from initial load and 15-20 seconds from every new area load, totalling 10+ minutes in some games not spent watching paint dry.

250GB+ is the only way to go, get it and game on it and reclaim your time wasted on loading screens to be more efficiently wasted gaming.
#6BannedMomPosted 7/3/2014 1:39:31 AM
THE_WTF_PANDA posted...
Hiya Folks, more upgrade questions for you! I'm thinking of finally making the switch to a SSD. Is it really worth it? I honestly don't mind a long boot time but having a more responsive OS would be really nice. Is the switch that noticeable? What real world benefits would I experience from one? From my understanding only programs that are installed onto the ssd would benefit from it, is that correct? Or would the pagefile or the ssd's buffer help them as well?

Anyways, I found a really good deal on a samsung 840 evo for $137 shipped and I'm tempted to buy it but I don't want to be underwhelmed by the performance increase.


Here's a link to my build!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/The_WTF_Panda/saved/6WYLrH


Get the Crucial MX100, it is only $74 for 128gb, $110 for 256gb!
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#7THE_WTF_PANDA(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2014 1:45:24 AM
I'm looking at this one

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404377100&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+840+evo
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#8LvthnPosted 7/3/2014 1:45:57 AM
THE_WTF_PANDA posted...
I'm looking at this one

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404377100&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+840+evo


Buy it. You'll be glad you did.
#9BannedMomPosted 7/3/2014 1:48:43 AM
The MX100 is newer and cheaper though!
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#10BannedMomPosted 7/3/2014 1:53:39 AM
A quick google check. The eVo is more powerful but MX100 is no slouch with a price advantage.
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