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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
3 months ago#41
theswatleader posted...
Is this harddrive also going to be your os drive?

I got that on my 256gig SSD.
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wentzelot
3 months ago#42
going ssd is worth it just for removal of noise . the ridiculous speed gains are just a bonus

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 months ago#43
wentzelot posted...
going ssd is worth it just for removal of noise

Noise, heat, power needed.... speed, there's a ton of advantages, but it's pricey and if you're a cheap bastard (or a poor bastard) then it's kinda out of the question.

Since TC is deciding that he would rather save some money than time, it doesn't really matter what you say. Like many others, he already had his mind made up before making this topic and just wanted everyone to tell him what he wanted to hear for reassurance purposes.

It's sad how many topics on gamefaqs break down to this.
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wentzelot
3 months ago#44
arleas posted...
wentzelot posted...
going ssd is worth it just for removal of noise

Noise, heat, power needed.... speed, there's a ton of advantages, but it's pricey and if you're a cheap bastard (or a poor bastard) then it's kinda out of the question.

Since TC is deciding that he would rather save some money than time, it doesn't really matter what you say. Like many others, he already had his mind made up before making this topic and just wanted everyone to tell him what he wanted to hear for reassurance purposes.

It's sad how many topics on gamefaqs break down to this.


most people don't realize the other benefits though. i bought it for speed gains because i had extra cash to spend.. but instantly the biggest pro for me was how there was no more hdd noise.. no more spin ups, nothing. i immediately got rid of my storage drive for a 2nd ssd . the speed is great too but noise alone is worth the upgrade

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arjames13
3 months ago#45
Putting my OS on an SSD was one of the most eye opening things I've done. What TC doesn't understand is it's not just the boot up time that is ludicrously fast, but it makes your entire OS extremely fast and snappy. It's something you can't do with out once you've experienced it.
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DarkZV2Beta
3 months ago#46
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
Critcal50 posted...
EvilGiygas posted...
Why not go 7200 if it's just a few bucks more? I can notice a difference in performance, personally.

Because for the same price I can just get double the space. I wouldnt mind buying the 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD, but if I could have double the space for not much of a performance difference..well..

I cringe at that considering what you said about the SSD. Lol


An SSD to me is a pointless luxury. The only good I hear about them is that things load faster. Not worth the money to me.

I'd much rather have more space.

You should really consider getting a SSD for your boot drive. It doesn't just load games faster, everything loads faster, and Windows is constantly reading from and writing to the disk.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 months ago#47
Buy a 60GB SSD for the OS, put all your games on a cheap slow-ass 5400RPM drive, it's the best of both worlds.

Then you can say "I'm not using the SSD for the boot times... b-baka!" because you sound like you'd be totally tsundere for ssd.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820301349

There's a cheap-ass SSD that would probably be just fine for windows and nothing else.

My first SSD was a 60GB one and it had just enough room for the OS and a few key programs that I liked having the extra speed on it. I moved anything that wasn't necessary (like the documents folder) off to a regular drive and it was great.

Back when I did it though, a 60GB SSD cost like $130. now it's closer to $30.
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User Info: Critcal50

Critcal50
3 months ago#48
godplaysSNES posted...
Critcal50 posted...
Kainstryder posted...
Critcal50 posted...
Before someone comes in with "Get an SSD"
Im not spending $100 to have a measly 250 GB.

So, I went and looked at HDDs online. A 5400 4 TB is about the same price as a 7200 2 TB. Is it really worth it?


SSD's are much cheaper now than it was back then. Yes, 250 - 500 gb nowadays is nothing but I would sacrifice having a few more gbs to have instant-loading speeds.


I know they're a lot cheaper than what they used to be, but I think I'll wait til at least the 500 GB can be bought for $100.


They're cheaper but the games are also getting larger. It's ridicilous that new games range from 50 towards 100GB.

Yeah..Im downloading Ghost Recon Wildlands for the free weeked and its 50 GB.
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Critcal50
3 months ago#49
arleas posted...
wentzelot posted...
going ssd is worth it just for removal of noise

Noise, heat, power needed.... speed, there's a ton of advantages, but it's pricey and if you're a cheap bastard (or a poor bastard) then it's kinda out of the question.

Since TC is deciding that he would rather save some money than time, it doesn't really matter what you say. Like many others, he already had his mind made up before making this topic and just wanted everyone to tell him what he wanted to hear for reassurance purposes.

It's sad how many topics on gamefaqs break down to this.

I knew either way it would turn to that, lol.

Last night I ordered a 4 TB black 7200 RPM for $180.
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User Info: Fall_Of_Rome

Fall_Of_Rome
3 months ago#50
Idk what SSD prices are now. But 11 months ago I got my 750 GB SSD for ~$99 new.

Edit: Apparently my ssd is now $299.
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