Wow! learned something good for Computers lol! Something desirable indeed from WoW point of view lol
Thanks for the review, i have ordered one :)
Always told customers (when I worked computer repair) that the slowest thing in your computer is the Hard Drive. I'm glad SSDs are finally becoming mainstream. I used to load my old DOS system onto a RAM disc (system booted from HD, made a RAM drive, copied DesqView to the RAM drive and ran it from there), increased my BBSs speeds 10 fold, and this was in the 386 days, I used to impress the #$%^ out of my buddies with this trick. Had to be careful not to store anything on the RAM drive though because once you shut off your system (or if the system crashed) you'd loose everything.Also I'd be interested to learn what data recovery is like with these drives should problems arrise. I've seen enough dead thumb drives to warn everyone that they can crash, and you will loose everything on them. Wonder if SSDs are more reliable.
I'd love to buy a SSD, but my rather limited money is better spent somewhere else
the write time on this drive is actually fairly slow but the read time is quite fast
I have an SSD for my WOW and EVE games, and use regular HD for everything else. While it is fast, it still has a lower life span then a regular hard drive.
One factor I don't see mentioned is the reliability factor. I'll be waiting for them to actually be reliable before I put any money into them.
Building a computer soon and I am definably throwing one of these in there.
No one has mentioned that SSD drives tend to degrade in performance over time; especially if the drive and/or the OS don't support the TRIM command, so make sure to get one that does.Some useful links from that Wikipedia TRIM article:http://www.anandtech.com/print/2738http://www.anandtech.com/show/2865/3http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=669&type=expert&pid=1I love my SSD C: drive and it has really helped my WoW load times.
I bought a Corsair F120 SSD a few month ago and replaced my old 10.000 RPM Raptor and the change in both windows booting, programs, and frontly World of Warcraft was very impressive!
I fell out of the "computer hardware arms race" that me and my friends were all in when we were younger, and I don't miss it at all. I tossed 4 extra gigs of ram into my 4 year old core2duo system and dropped a new video card into it about a year ago, runs sc2 and wow at near top settings with no fps lag. I couldn't care less about upgrading my computer these days unless im not able to play the games I want to play.
Ok can someone breakdown and give me the Reckneck Breakdown of want Miyari's numbers mean?I understand a few things but its been a few years from me buying my last computer.
Ok so faster loading speed goes to SSD. But the downside being that it will cost more to upgrade over the standard?How long has SSD been on the market by trying to read and understand the write up it looks like its still somewhat new.
Yeah, it's quite new, thus why it's still so expensive.
I had this discussion with my housemate just 30 min ago, lol. SSDs have been out for a while, but the prices have been prohibitive until recently. I have a SSD on order from Newegg and I'm really looking forward to it. My old system drive is just going to be a a storage drive, and the MB supports SATAIII 6g, so it's going to be amazing fast, even with the massive amount of addons I run.
They do reduce load times yes but still unless a power user with the right hardware they dont off more than. A simple raid setup can get the same speeds of of a cheaper $100 ssd with 33 times the storage space. Also less degrading performance. SSD have been known to lose over 1/4 of performance within first week.