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Are SSDs the new RAM for boosting system performance?

  1. #51


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    an SSD will give you a greater boost in performance than any other kind of upgrade. more than a higher clocked CPU. more than a new graphics card. more than more RAM.

    I've rescued ancient PCs, that would frustrate many people, by upgrading them with SSDs. Everything becomes so much more responsive. You double-click on Photoshop and bam, it's there. No 10-20 seconds to load (assuming it hasn't been cached from a previous load). A machine feels like a new machine just with an SSD upgrade.

    For people that have never used one, really try it out. It'll totally change your mind.

    Of course, an SSD doesn't replace your hard drives. My system has a 128 GB SSD for OS/programs and 3 HDD's for storage. I have another system with an 80GB SSD and some accompanying HDD's.

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  2. #52


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    That simply is not true; if it were, I would experience that 'bam' every time that I opened Photoshop or any other resource intensive program on my tablet. Sadly, I don't.
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  3. #53


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    That simply is not true; if it were, I would experience that 'bam' every time that I opened Photoshop or any other resource intensive program on my tablet. Sadly, I don't.
    You should. We have used SSDs to upgrade 4 year olds laptops, and it likes a whole new machine.
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  4. #54


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    I can swear on a stack of bibles that I have not experienced that 'bam'.
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  5. #55


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I can swear on a stack of bibles that I have not experienced that 'bam'.
    Have you used an SSD anywhere else? You should see a noticeable difference.
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  6. #56


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    Well, I've been constantly refering to the use and effectiveness of an SSD in my tablet, not my desktop. That's what I said right back at the begining.
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  7. #57


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I can swear on a stack of bibles that I have not experienced that 'bam'.
    Hi there
    Although I believe your experience --it's just SO different from my own and other people's experience with SSD's.

    I can only surmise that either your SSD has gone defective or there is some other issue with your hardware that it doesn't seem to be working properly.

    If you read through various posts on this and the W7 Forum too you will find that the OVERWHELMING opinion by a huge majority is that they are glad to have installed SSD's and only wish they'd done it sooner --even on quite old equipment.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #58


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    But are we talking about an SSD in a PC or in a tablet? If I had an SSD in my PC, then I have no doubt that I would experience a performance improvement. There's nothing wrong with my SSD, it's performing just the same as the day that I installed it. The Samsung SSD Magician confirms that all is well and everything is optimised.
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  9. #59


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    the tablet is the PC... ???

    what tablet machine are you using and what ssd model are you using? I've upgraded 3 laptops and a bunch of desktops, including a Tablet PC and they all had vast improvements in performance.
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  10. #60


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    I use a Gigabyte S1080 with a Samsung 830 128GB SSD as my mobile unit. The Hitachi SATA III 320GB HDD that came with the tablet, and running Ready Boost, provides much the same overall performance as does the tablet with SSD.

    I also have a Dell XPS Studio dual screen desktop, with regular HDDs.
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