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Lucky Tiger13
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2012
232 posts

re: SSD Sale

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I agree completely. Just making sure people know there is a difference


From what I've read, manufacturers are reaching their peak on SSD performance with the 840pro only being a 10% performance increase as compared to the 30% performance from the 840 and it's predecessor.


ILikeLSUToo
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2008
13366 posts

re: SSD Sale
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Remember guys it is not the 840 PRO

The PRO is pretty much the best SSD going right now.





This. It's a good price, but not a great price. This sale shouldn't be the deciding factor. You all should have been running SSDs last year. Still, the main difference in performance is write speed, but the true real-world everyday joy of an SSD is read speed.


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SG_Geaux
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52054 posts

re: SSD Sale
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From what I've read, manufacturers are reaching their peak on SSD performance


Yep. They are saturating the SATA III interface.

Next step is SATA IV (SATA Express?)or PCI Express drives.
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stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
122578 posts

re: SSD Sale
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or PCI Express drives.



How much faster is a PCI SSD? I couldn't justify what they cost right now but I am curious.


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LewDawg
Georgia Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since May 2009
53405 posts

re: SSD Sale
Should I go ahead and get this as a HDD replacement? I save everything on an external as far torrents but I'd like my computer to be faster than it already is...


jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
The Kwisatz Haderach
Member since Nov 2007
27484 posts

re: SSD Sale
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Should I go ahead and get this as a HDD replacement?

dear god yes



oauron
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2011
10541 posts

re: SSD Sale
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this could be the thing that makes me buy one..



I caved a while ago and got a 80gb. It only has Tera Online on it.


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puffulufogous
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
5315 posts

re: SSD Sale
Guys I currently have my OS and all my steam games on a samsung 240gb SSD and it's nearing capacity. I also have a 500gb HDD that contains my backup and it's nearly at capactiy too. I'm talking my windows backup is taking all but 130gb of 465gb total on the drive.

Would you a) buy this second SSD and Raid0 them together, b) buy a second, larger HDD and move all steam stuff over, c) do both? Do I need to change my backup settings to take up less space? I have it set to have one backup that refreshes weekly.

I know that there are issues with changing an achi boot drive to raid where I would have to reinstall anyway. So if I chose to go the raid route I would have to empty my HDD and move my steam content over anyway to avoid having to reDL all my steam games.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42231 posts

re: SSD Sale
Nice to see they're not a dollar a gig anymore


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jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
27484 posts

re: SSD Sale
steam is on a 2TB 5400 rpm green drive and i have no lag issues, fwiw.
since you already have it on an SSD though, you might notice a slow down. (my steam has never been on an SSD so i have no reference point)

if no one can come up with a compatibility issue with RAID though i think i would go with it since you would be buying a single drive instead of two (or instead of a much larger and more expensive ssd)



SG_Geaux
LSU Fan
Googolplexian Posts
Member since Aug 2004
52054 posts

re: SSD Sale
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steam is on a 2TB 5400 rpm green drive and i have no lag issues, fwiw.
since you already have it on an SSD though, you might notice a slow down.


Slower loading time maybe. Not game lag.


jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
The Kwisatz Haderach
Member since Nov 2007
27484 posts

re: SSD Sale
yeah thats what i meant.
ill tell you one game that benefited greatly from being installed on an SSD - SimCity 4

i reinstalled that thing last night onto my SSD and holy balls does it ever scream now


puffulufogous
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
5315 posts

re: SSD Sale
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if no one can come up with a compatibility issue with RAID though i think i would go with it

youre talking about buying another ssd right?

What I'm thinking now is to buy a 2-3TB HDD and move my steam games and general storage there. The reason I bought the 500gb HDD i did is because it had a 5 year warranty, so I think I will leave it as my backup. thoughts?


jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
The Kwisatz Haderach
Member since Nov 2007
27484 posts

re: SSD Sale
my current set up is:
1 128GB SSD - windows, ubuntu, office, simcity4
1 2TB 5400rpm hdd - steam, music, movies

the only noticeable difference i see is in navigating from folder to folder on the hdd (especially when previously navigating folders on the ssd). performance of steam games is fine. slightly longer start up and load windows than SC4 which is on the ssd.


puffulufogous
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
5315 posts

re: SSD Sale
so you agree that buying a 2-3tb HDD would be a good idea for storage of games and media that are pretty easily replaced?

now I need super deal master stout to find me a dirt cheap price on a huge HDD with a good reputation. any minute now...


DoUrden
USA Fan
Limbo
Member since Oct 2011
11380 posts

re: SSD Sale
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Guys I currently have my OS and all my steam games on a samsung 240gb SSD


Get all of that Steam stuff off of the SSD!!! Get this and thank me later, move what you want to the SSD and move it back when you are not playing it. Games that don't have load screens really don't need the SSD anyway.

steammover
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Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Broussard
Member since Aug 2004
29332 posts

re: SSD Sale
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so you agree that buying a 2-3tb HDD would be a good idea for storage of games and media that are pretty easily replaced?


Thats the smart thing to do.I have one where all my illegal activities are, and I put all my steam games there.


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bluebarracuda
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7796 posts

re: SSD Sale
I got a 1Tb 7200rpm seagate barracuda for $60 and It hasbeen awesome for me. Its the cheapest 1tb 7200rpm drive I'm pretty sure


puffulufogous
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
5315 posts

re: SSD Sale
The 2tb varieties are going for about 90 and the 3tb for like 125. I was hoping stout would come out of the woodwork with a crazy good deal per usual.


Lucky Tiger13
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2012
232 posts

re: SSD Sale
How does one come to have 2-3 TBs of stuff? Is your computer hooked up to your telivision for movies?


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