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Tell me a bit about SSDs, how they work. And what they do.

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November 24, 2013 6:19:30 PM

I just don't understand why you would buy an SSD over a hard drive if the SSD is way more than the hard drive. I just thought SSDs stored stuff just like a hard drive did but instead of it being stored mechanically it was stored digitally. Please someone tell me all about these things.

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a b G Storage
November 24, 2013 6:31:05 PM

SSDs are much faster than HDDs because they access data stored in flash memory as opposed to data on a spinning platter. Most people get SSDs because they are faster, use less power, and run cooler than HDDs.
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November 24, 2013 6:35:28 PM

simply put, an ssd's purpose is the same as the mechanical HDD, yes it is more expensive (though the price is a lot better than when i bought one few years ago), but it is also way way faster.
At the current price, it is not meant to replace the HDD, but if you pair an HDD with an SSD, put OS and a few favorite games applications to the SSD, and you will have a very responsive rig.

it is faster because it does not spin (to seek), runs cooler (no moving parts) and consumes less power.

my boot time is i think 13 seconds (faster than i can change clothes lol), games (like bf4) load a lot faster. apps open faster (web browser, photoshop, etc). anything that requires reading/writing to the SSD is a lot faster.
the sweet spot is, get at least a 120gb ssd, then pair it with 1 or 2tb hdd (for other data/files)
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November 24, 2013 6:40:06 PM

Cons29 said:
simply put, an ssd's purpose is the same as the mechanical HDD, yes it is more expensive (though the price is a lot better than when i bought one few years ago), but it is also way way faster.
At the current price, it is not meant to replace the HDD, but if you pair an HDD with an SSD, put OS and a few favorite games applications to the SSD, and you will have a very responsive rig.

it is faster because it does not spin (to seek), runs cooler (no moving parts) and consumes less power.

my boot time is i think 13 seconds (faster than i can change clothes lol), games (like bf4) load a lot faster. apps open faster (web browser, photoshop, etc). anything that requires reading/writing to the SSD is a lot faster.
the sweet spot is, get at least a 120gb ssd, then pair it with 1 or 2tb hdd (for other data/files)


If I used a game like League of Legends on an SSD will it run better, as in better fps?
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a b G Storage
November 24, 2013 7:05:53 PM

no, not in terms of fps, but game loading, or map loading. anything that reads from the drive. i dont play the game so my apologies, but say you move from one section of the map or to a new world in-game, it will load a lot faster.

for me, i will never go back to mechanical drives as my OS/games drive. of course i can only put so much on such little space, but i can manage (bf4 is like 24gb already without expansion), but it is well worth it.
it's like having a mechanical keyboard, you'll never go back :) 

if you're planning to get one, my first suggestion would be samsung evo (120)
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