Intel Pits HDD Against SSD in Human Productivity Faceoff

If you're reading Tom's Hardware, you're probably well aware of the advantages of a solid state drive over a traditional hard drive. However, not all users are as tech savvy. Many people have little to no idea of the difference an SSD could make to their system until they see the difference for themselves. Intel took a handful of office workers and gave them a 'productivity test,' pitting each worker against an actor using a machine with an SSD. Sadly, the video doesn't go as far as to reveal the truth to those featured, or even ask them what they thought of the difference in speed. Still, it's interesting to watch despite this. Check it out for yourself below:

Intel_SSD_vs_HDD_Faceoff.mov

Note that Intel rolled out this video shortly before the launch of its SATA III drives, but it's still amusing to see how the company is trying to convey a faster technology to the masses.


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  • RealBeast
    SSDs open my games faster so I later have time to do real work, so yup SSDs enhance my productivity.
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  • dalethepcman
    So mean to give someone a standard HDD and another person a SSD and ask them to copy 3.6GB of files.. Kind of funny though how she kept egging on the other competitors "are you sure its not user error?" "Did you do it right?"
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  • mcd023
    I just got a Crucial 128GB Vertex 3 to supplement the 320GB in my lappy. The side effect is that my desktop has become slower. lol
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  • dr1337
    "awww yea baby!!" hahaha that was my favorite part
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  • melvis72
    So how stacked was this, nice that they don't say what the HDD speed is. We know the SSD is going to be fast but it seems like one of those supposed humor commercials.
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  • acadia11
    Truly, scientific ... not
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