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What's the best SSD for gaming/performance

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September 12, 2011 11:28:05 AM

I'm not too fussed on reliability as everything I have on the SSD will be backed up but I want one that's reasonably reliable. Is the force GT worth the extra £40?

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September 12, 2011 12:23:09 PM

I'd get the ocz agility 3 120gb, they're under £130
September 12, 2011 2:01:18 PM

Looking at the benchmarks for them all there's so many different tests it seems impossible to find the best.
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September 14, 2011 3:42:30 AM

I have three of the Vertex 3's in Raid 0 and will be adding more. They have been on sale via Newegg for a while.
September 14, 2011 9:41:26 PM

I went for the Corsair Force GT in the end. With the current reliably of SSD's I don't think I'll be raiding anytime soon.
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September 14, 2011 10:55:05 PM

I hope you know that an ssd will not improve actual game play and it will not improve FPS. The only thing that happens is that a game will launch faster and levels, maps, or charts will load faster. If you participate in online gaming, then the ssd will not improve anything. You'll still be at the mercy of your Internet Service Provider.

A few weeks ago Tom's Hardware published "SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V". It is an analysis of ssd's and gameplay. Here is the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-gaming-performa...
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September 15, 2011 1:05:30 AM

Dark Comet said:
I'm not too fussed on reliability as everything I have on the SSD will be backed up but I want one that's reasonably reliable. Is the force GT worth the extra £40?


Your storage device does not affect the performance of your Game. When you open up a game or any program for that matter, it is loaded into the System RAM and operates from that. If your game is in your system memory, then your storage device (HDD or SSD) is not doing anything. The only thing a faster storage device will help with is loading times and launch times. Your FPS however, is unaffected. Whether you have an HDD that is 4200rpm with a 20Mb/s read/write rate with a 100ms access time or an SSD with a 2GB/s read/write with a 0.00001ms access time...your FPS will be the same. Your RAM is what counts.
September 15, 2011 3:50:06 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I hope you know that an ssd will not improve actual game play and it will not improve FPS. The only thing that happens is that a game will launch faster and levels, maps, or charts will load faster. If you participate in online gaming, then the ssd will not improve anything. You'll still be at the mercy of your Internet Service Provider.

A few weeks ago Tom's Hardware published "SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V". It is an analysis of ssd's and gameplay. Here is the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-gaming-performa...


I totally agree, cause I would rather spend the money not being used on SSD on a better graphics card
September 15, 2011 8:04:27 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I hope you know that an ssd will not improve actual game play and it will not improve FPS. The only thing that happens is that a game will launch faster and levels, maps, or charts will load faster. If you participate in online gaming, then the ssd will not improve anything. You'll still be at the mercy of your Internet Service Provider.

A few weeks ago Tom's Hardware published "SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V". It is an analysis of ssd's and gameplay. Here is the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-gaming-performa...


Is this still true in games like Fallout NV & Oblivion where it pauses to load new scenery constantly. In an free roaming game that has to load new area as you walk in to them, I assumed this slight lag (sometimes not slight!) would be eliminated! :??: 
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September 15, 2011 2:18:18 PM

Do not buy a Corsair Force 3 (120GB) £127

They still have unresolved issues which Corsair has no ETA on a fix.
December 25, 2011 2:00:55 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
I hope you know that an ssd will not improve actual game play and it will not improve FPS. The only thing that happens is that a game will launch faster and levels, maps, or charts will load faster. If you participate in online gaming, then the ssd will not improve anything. You'll still be at the mercy of your Internet Service Provider.

A few weeks ago Tom's Hardware published "SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V". It is an analysis of ssd's and gameplay. Here is the link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-gaming-performa...


iT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAMING IF YOUR IN FIRST, NOT ALL MAPS WAIT TILL ALL ARE LOADED. fIRST IN BEST DRESSED.

December 25, 2011 7:05:26 PM

I went with the Vertex 3 120GB. Based on sheer volume of units sold and minimum 4/5 stars, can't go wrong.
January 12, 2012 6:06:18 PM

Games like BF3 online will not change. Sure, you are in 1st but the servers are set up with a timer at the beginning of each round. I just wait longer now. The only change, in this game at least, is the initial time it takes to get into an existing game. Other than that, not that big of a deal.
January 12, 2012 6:59:09 PM

Dark Comet said:
I'm not too fussed on reliability as everything I have on the SSD will be backed up but I want one that's reasonably reliable. Is the force GT worth the extra £40?


I will go to anandtech.com and compare them.
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