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June 26, 2011 2:07:22 PM

Hey guys, I need an answer as soon as possible. WOuld be a good upgrade for my OS and some apps as compared to ? I would still keep both but I can get the SSD for $50. Will I see faster boot times even though the HDD is sata III and the SSD is sata II? Thanks!

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a b G Storage
June 26, 2011 6:20:21 PM

The SSD drive is supposed to be faster from what I have read because there are on mechanical parts
a c 143 G Storage
June 26, 2011 6:45:55 PM

Yes... you are looking at 0.1ms access times vs 10+ms access times with your mechanical drive. A SSD will load applications faster, even compared to a SATA III drive, as SATA II.

I would recommend going with the OCZ Solid 3 at a lower price (unless your drive is free being a original gen SSD)...
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a c 288 G Storage
June 26, 2011 6:46:41 PM

The value of a ssd is negligible access times giving fast random access. That is what the OS does mostly.
Yes, you will see faster boot times with a ssd, and everything will feel quicker.

Sata 2/3 is a non issue. It is a minor issue if you have several ssd's in raid-0 doing sequential operations.
Even with a single ssd, sequential operations will be faster than any Hard drive.

The only issue with a ssd is limited capacity and greater cost per gb.
The 60gb ssd will be enough for the OS and a few apps. You will have to use the hard drive for storage once it gets filled.

At $50, that is a good price for a ssd. Get two.
June 27, 2011 12:09:00 AM

Ok, I will get it. Its from craigslist so i dont have the option of getting two but Ill definitely get this one. Thanks for the help
June 27, 2011 10:15:23 PM

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