Performance Gains/Losses from Using SSD Boot Drive

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Brandonn2010, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I know using a 40-64GB SSD with Windows installed on it, and a HDD for programs, documents, etc. would offer a performance boost versus having everything on a HDD, but how much? And how much would I lose by not putting everything on a SSD? Would it be better to wait for SSD prices to come down and install everything on a SSD? Lastly, my mobo only has SATA II slots, so would that further hamper performance gains?
     
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    Sounds like you're just looking for the green light to buy one.

    Yes go ahead and buy it. You know you want to.

    I ran my first SSD on a fairly ageing motherboard and was able to experience faster responsive times. I can't remember seeing anyone complain about no improvement to their user experience - palpable improvement is gauranteed. I am pretty sure you too have seen everyone that took the plunge with SSD's saying so, so what's holding you back? I'm in UK, and as it stands right now, you can buy a Crucial C4 128GB for £85 - A year ago I bought one for about £130 (might even have been more). So they've come down in price quite considerably.
     
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