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    SSD Benefits and Usefullness

    Hey guys,

    Ive been thinking about an SSD alot recently. People have been saying all sorts of stuff to me about how the difference is awesome, and how its the biggest upgrade you can give your PC in terms of overall usability etc etc it all sounds fantastic.

    My question relates to how you actually maximize the benefit from an SSD. Is it enough to get a 32GB SSD and have just windows and anything that refuses to be on non primary (some hardware related software like printer suits)? Or should I have office applications, photoshop, games installed on the SSD?

    I mean I'm sure the SSD would improve level load times, however the storage capacity really starts to add up if I need to have my games on it to benefit.

    I've said this in a really unfocussed way, the real question is, for the overall "snapiness" that is meant to come from switching to SSD, is it enough to just have windows on the drive?

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    Re: SSD Benefits and Usefullness

    Quote Originally Posted by Champman99 View Post
    Hey guys,

    Ive been thinking about an SSD alot recently. People have been saying all sorts of stuff to me about how the difference is awesome, and how its the biggest upgrade you can give your PC in terms of overall usability etc etc it all sounds fantastic.

    My question relates to how you actually maximize the benefit from an SSD. Is it enough to get a 32GB SSD and have just windows and anything that refuses to be on non primary (some hardware related software like printer suits)? Or should I have office applications, photoshop, games installed on the SSD?

    I mean I'm sure the SSD would improve level load times, however the storage capacity really starts to add up if I need to have my games on it to benefit.

    I've said this in a really unfocussed way, the real question is, for the overall "snapiness" that is meant to come from switching to SSD, is it enough to just have windows on the drive?
    Yes, and no. Yes, you will notice the improvement just by having Windows, and no, having just 32GiBs is hardly worth it. Get an 80GiB X25-M from Intel.
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