Solved Specific HDD vs SSD Question Tags: SSD Hard Drives SATA Storage Product Last response: June 27, 2011 10:15 PM in Storage Share bdizzle11 June 26, 2011 2:07:22 PM Hey guys, I need an answer as soon as possible. WOuld http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... be a good upgrade for my OS and some apps as compared to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-148-... ? 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! More about : specific hdd ssd question almartin 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 m 0 l tecmo34 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)... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources SSD vs HDD question. - Forum SSD Vs HDD and Question About CoolerMaster - Forum Question about SSD Boot vs HDD Boot vs HDD Partition for OS - Forum HDD vs. SSD Storage Questions - Forum Performance question (SSD vs HDD) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution geofelt a c 167 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. Share bdizzle11 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 m 0 l bdizzle11 June 27, 2011 10:15:23 PM Best answer selected by bdizzle11. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy Specific GTX 770 vs R9 280x Question Forum SolvedMy Specific GTX 770 vs R9 280x Question Forum Value SSD vs. HDD Speed Question Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 7 on SSD but my HDD also has Windows 7 Question. Forum Solvedssd vs sshd vs hdd Forum SolvedSSD primary, HDD VS SSHD as secondary Forum SolvedQUESTION: Raid 1 with 2 ambigious Sata HDD and 1 SSD for OS Forum Solved120gb ssd+2tb hdd vs 250gb ssd +1tb hdd Forum Questions about HDD vs. SSD Forum SolvedSSD Question regarding playing games on your HDD while on the SSD Forum SolvedHDD vs. SSD Forum SolvedQuestion about switching from HDD to SSD. Forum SolvedGTX 680 vs Radeon 7970 (liquid cooled, specific questions) Forum Laptop HDD going, Bought a 2nd HDD, Specific Question Forum SolvedSSD as boot and original HDD for the all my old data question? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !