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Would a solid state hard drive increase performance?

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March 18, 2013 5:44:03 PM

Here are my current PC specs and this is the solid state drive I was thinking of buying. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mainboard : Asus RAMPAGE III BLACK EDITION
Chipset : Intel X58
Processor : Intel Core i7 Extreme 990X @ 3466 MHz
Physical Memory : 24576 MB (6 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device (1000GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS50
Monitor Type : Asus VE228 - 22 inches
Network Card : Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Network Card : Atheros Communications AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCIe)
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 5.9 on 7.9

Would a new hard drive or buying a solid state help? I only have like 60 gb worth of video games on my PC. If you need any other info let me know.


Thank you!




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March 18, 2013 5:52:11 PM

Yes, a SSD will increase performance versus a HDD.

But just be aware that X58 chipset based motherboards do not have native 6Gb/s ports; so you will not get maximum advertised Read/Write speeds from any model SATA 3 (6Gb/s) SSD you connect to your motherboard.

That being said, going from a HDD to a 120GB SSD will be a big increase in real-world performance.
March 18, 2013 6:07:50 PM

Dereck47 said:
Yes, a SSD will increase performance versus a HDD.

But just be aware that X58 chipset based motherboards do not have native 6Gb/s ports; so you will not get maximum advertised Read/Write speeds from any model SATA 3 (6Gb/s) SSD you connect to your motherboard.

That being said, going from a HDD to a 120GB SSD will be a big increase in real-world performance.


So what SSD do you recommend I buy? I only have $130budget

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