Do you own an SSD?

Is SSD worth buying?

  • Yes, absolutely!

    Votes: 19 70.4%
  • Not sure.

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • No, HDD are still better cause of higher capacity.

    Votes: 6 22.2%

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W4RL10N

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Hello everyone!
Just wanted to have some discussion about SSD's or Solid State Drives, and what do you guys think about them.
Have you ever used one, if not would you like to try an SSD?
Do you think are they worth buying, cause they do have a lot smaller capacity for the price compared to HDD's (Hard Disk Drives)?

Could you guess how many times an average SSD is faster than a HDD? Make a few guesses and i will provide you with a benchmark of my SSD vs my HDD later. But i wanna see what you think first.


So my experience with an SSD:
I bought an SSD about a month or so ago, found a decent one on sale and just decided to go with it, cause my system was really slow and it just got me frustrated more than anything. It took me about 5-10 minutes to restart a PC and for everything to start up so that i am able to start using my PC (I use Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit). Cold starts were lot faster like about a minute and everything was running and ready to go, not sure why restarting was taking so much toll on my HDD. So i ordered the SSD, 240Gb SiliconPower S55 or something like that, it arrived the next day, and i installed a fresh version of Win 10 on it, after formatting my HDD and SSD (it needs to be formatted when you buy it). Installation wasn't long, it was about 15 minutes from a USB flash drive, and i got all the drivers and stuff running.
I installed League of Legends just to try out the loading times cause thats the game i play the most, the loading went from 0 to 100% in about 5 seconds xD And i was like woa noice stuff, but that joy ended fast cause i had to wait for everyone else to load their game too...
After that i installed Fallout 4, cause i liked the game a lot, but it was just pain in the ass to play it on the HDD, since loading times were horrible. It's like literally longer than 10 minutes to load the game, and let alone every time you enter a building... But let me tell you, on an SSD, its like a completely other game. Loading times are literally couple of seconds long, frame rate is much smoother cause it doesnt have to search the hard drive to load the map and game quality of life feels so much better and more enjoyable. Only think that SSD cant fix in fallout 4 is the dreadful conversation system they have running there. Its really miserable and ruins the game xD


Thats about the games, i do have GTA V running on SSD too and lots of other programs and smaller games that i use frequently and it really makes a difference. But the most noticeable difference is just in general usage of the PC, everything runs miles better. Like you double click a program and its just there on your screen. You dont have to wait for your Firefox or Chrome to load up, just double click and they are ready to use. Also windows search, now actually finds stuff faster than you would by yourself xD

Anyway thats just my experience with the SSD, and i personally think i wont go back to HDD any time soon, next storage upgrade will be 512Gb SSD or higher, and eventually fully SSD powered PC. I still have 500Gb HDD running ofc for my less used programs, and i use it to install bigger games, store movies and what not. So i guess i could buy a HDD for storage purpose. But system drive, SSD has no replacement in my book.

Tell me what you guys think.
Cheers
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In my opinion using a SSD for the OS is priority. That will make your system clearly faster. It has a big advantage over HDD's in regard to write / read capability. I recommend it anyone who can pay it. Unfortunately they are quite expensive in relation to HDD's.

However, SSD's are pretty sensible, so you will need to use HDD's to save all your files on it. In my opinion SSD's are too expensive to use it as data grave, though I use to run some programs on it, also games which I want to be more fast or media editing programs.
 

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SSD is definitly worth buying, it is sooo much faster than HDD. I am thinking about buying one, as restarting does take a while for me too...but as long as my HDD is working I'll stick to my HDD :) I just hope it suddenly crashes or is broken...this reminds me that I should backup my important stuff
 

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SSD is definitly worth buying, it is sooo much faster than HDD. I am thinking about buying one, as restarting does take a while for me too...but as long as my HDD is working I'll stick to my HDD :) I just hope it suddenly crashes or is broken...this reminds me that I should backup my important stuff

I have a HDD Dedicated for backing up my important files, i make sure to keep it secure :p
I am obviously not gonna throw away my 500gb HDD xD What i am saying is that i definitely prefer SSD from now on, plus there are budget SSD's out there, which are really not bad at all. Worth taking a look for anyone who is interested in one.
 

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I have an SSD especially for Open world games of current gen as the textures take a long ass time to load in normal HDDs even with the higher rpm.
 
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What is ssd? Some explain to me in short words?
Youu whuut m8 ?

Solid-State-Drive in short words m8 :)
Simple said: A hard drive (Festplatte), but with a different technology to HDD's which makes it being able to read and write faster than a HDD..
Mostly used for OS to get less delay of accessing stuff.

But I guess the details of SSD's are already explained here or in the thread of bubnnn about gaming experience.
 

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Youu whuut m8 ?

Solid-State-Drive in short words m8 :)
Simple said: A hard drive (Festplatte), but with a different technology to HDD's which makes it being able to read and write faster than a HDD..
Mostly used for OS to get less delay of accessing stuff.

But I guess the details of SSD's are already explained here or in the thread of bubnnn about gaming experience.
I think killuminati is ****ing with us :D he knows what SSD means i guess :D
 

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This is a comparison of my SSD vs my HDD. Mind you this is a "Budget SSD" :p

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Youu whuut m8 ?

Solid-State-Drive in short words m8 :)
Simple said: A hard drive (Festplatte), but with a different technology to HDD's which makes it being able to read and write faster than a HDD..
Mostly used for OS to get less delay of accessing stuff.

But I guess the details of SSD's are already explained here or in the thread of bubnnn about gaming experience.
Thanks @neRo!
I think killuminati is ****ing with us :D he knows what SSD means i guess :D
No not really, im not a PC Freak :)
 
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Having an SSD isn't essential but once you've had one it would be very much hard to go back to older mechanical drives running your operating system.
Here are some performance benchmarks on Intel's standard SSD, NVME SSD and PCI-E SSD

ssdbenchmarks.jpg


Those speeds are achievable if your configurations are proper. This will allow you to write to SSD in FRAPS raw recordings with much less of a resource hog then on a standard mechanical hard drive regardless if its interface is SATA-II or SATA-III.

If you have the older SATA-II motherboards you can find a much cheaper SSD brand that only supports SATA-II the price difference is ridiculous and a no brainer. It obviously wont yield the same performance as SATA-III interface SSD but the transfer rate isn't what matters, it's the response time and latency of the SSD.
Always go flash storage!
 

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In my opinion using a SSD for the OS is priority. That will make your system clearly faster. It has a big advantage over HDD's in regard to write / read capability. I recommend it anyone who can pay it. Unfortunately they are quite expensive in relation to HDD's.

However, SSD's are pretty sensible, so you will need to use HDD's to save all your files on it. In my opinion SSD's are too expensive to use it as data grave, though I use to run some programs on it, also games which I want to be more fast or media editing programs.
Thats's why you need both HDD and SSD
Personally i doubt only for the sizes
 
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I am actually thinking about buying a SSD, any recommondations? Shouldn't be too expensive, already spend some money on games last month :p And i hate spending money :p (who doesn't :D)
 
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