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October 30, 2012 7:03:01 PM

Im buying black ops 2 soon and my computers only problem is the read speed to load that maps, my computer has a 7200 HDD in it at 360GB, i was thinking of getting a SATA II SDD and putting the black ops game on there. would that be faster than the HDD?

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October 30, 2012 7:13:34 PM

Yes, SSDs are fantastic at reducing game loading speeds. It's actually annoying sometimes that I can't read the "tips" that flash on the loading screens : P

All joking aside, I would go ahead and pick up a SATA III SSD instead of a SATA II, even if your current motherboard only supports SATA II. Your drive will most likely make the move to the next system, and there is typically very little difference between prices and there will be no harm in using the SATA III SSD on a SATA II port.

But hey, if you find an amazing deal, but whatever you want : P
October 30, 2012 7:18:20 PM

Very true i forgot to add that in it would be going to my next computer when the time comes. and i have decided to buy one because the lag due to the map still loading, and im looking at a 32GB for about 40$ right now its SATA III, thanks!
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October 30, 2012 7:21:09 PM

Let me actually suggest the Samsung 830 SSD, it's stupid fast and because the 840 just came out, you can occasionally find an AMAZING deal on it. Check on Tom's daily deal stories. They always have great deals. I also saw the OCZ Agility 4 256GB for $129.99 here (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...) if you're okay with MIRs. But otherwise, keep your eyes peeled. There are always great SSD deals popping up around the net.
October 30, 2012 7:24:06 PM

RyanMY said:
Very true i forgot to add that in it would be going to my next computer when the time comes. and i have decided to buy one because the lag due to the map still loading, and im looking at a 32GB for about 40$ right now its SATA III, thanks!


If you're only wanting to put a few games on it, then the 32GB will be okay, but SSDs are soooo cheap these days, I would spring for at least a 120GB drive so you can put windows on it and those few games.
October 30, 2012 7:24:23 PM

thanks for the tip, but for right now i just needs a small one because im on a really tight budget. thanks for the tip though :) 
October 30, 2012 7:32:41 PM

right now im just looking to put black ops 2 on it, my boot time is fine and i don't really need it, but that will be something ill be looking into this spring when im purchasing pieces for a new pc
October 30, 2012 7:34:11 PM

looking at the 120's if i have some spare money left over i might jump for it but right now im just looking for something cheap, its almost double as much but i might get one, thanks
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October 31, 2012 10:37:14 AM

If you go with 120 GB drive then you can also put your OS, Apps and Games on the drive. The Samsung 830 is currently pretty cheap, because of the upcoming 840, so go with the 830.
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