Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:54 PM
LiveBrianD, on 29 April 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:
The only thing is, how much do you install something or boot the computer? When launching programs or opening files, does it make a significant difference? (after all, that's already plenty fast with my WD Black it seems) I'm not saying that SSDs are bad or anything, but if the budget is tight an SSD isn't the best thing to spend it on it seems.
On the other hand, games are a bit slow to load here, I'll admit. (Since you do quite a bit of gaming, I can see how you'd benefit. I haven't really had time to play many games lately.)
How often do you play games? How often do you find yourself waiting on a level to load? I know I spend far too much of my time waiting on loading screens. There is far more to the SSD than just boot times or installing software. It is changing the way you perceive your machine. How about load times so fast it feels like old school cartridge based systems?
Now, in the case of a $2000 system, how do you figure the budget is too tight for an SSD? Look up there, and you will see a rockin rig complete with large SSD. There is absolutely no reason to skip the SSD on that machine.
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