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Are SSDs the new RAM for boosting system performance?

  1. #71


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I never noticed any quantifiable power savings with SSD drives.
    I agree. I don't know anyone that says SSDs have power savings. In fact, on one of my laptops, the battery drains faster while asleep with the SSD than the HDD.

    @ray8... you can argue til you're blue in the face. your experience is not what most people are seeing. to say that your experience is the typical experience is just not matching the anectdotal evidence.

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  2. #72


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    @ray8... you can argue til you're blue in the face. your experience is not what most people are seeing. to say that your experience is the typical experience is just not matching the anectdotal evidence.
    I'm not suggesting or arguing that others are not experiencing, or cannot experience, performance improvements. All I'm saying is that with my specific tablet, I haven't experienced dramatic improvements.
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  3. #73


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    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    I can only say I invested quite a bit of money on a Samsung 830 256GB and I don't want to touch any laptop using a mechanical drive anymore. Ever.

    As for reliability, you're supposed to have backups anyway if you value your data, no matter how reliable you think your current drive is.
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  4. #74


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    Windows 8 Pro


    People will perceive the same thing differently. I encode movies and work with rar files . I have noticed a big difference in the amount of time it takes to get things done. If all I do is open up Firefox and browse then I don't see much difference. Anything that is hard drive intensive you should see a good boost in performance.
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  5. #75


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    People will perceive the same thing differently. I encode movies and work with rar files . I have noticed a big difference in the amount of time it takes to get things done. If all I do is open up Firefox and browse then I don't see much difference. Anything that is hard drive intensive you should see a good boost in performance.
    I use such things as Photoshop, Word, Excel etc (though not intensively) and I haven't noticed significant performance differences. There has most definitely not been a quantum leap in performance. Without a doubt, if I installed the SSD in my PC, then I'd expect a major improvement.
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  6. #76


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    People will perceive the same thing differently. I encode movies and work with rar files . I have noticed a big difference in the amount of time it takes to get things done. If all I do is open up Firefox and browse then I don't see much difference. Anything that is hard drive intensive you should see a good boost in performance.
    I use such things as Photoshop, Word, Excel etc (though not intensively) and I haven't noticed significant performance differences. There has most definitely not been a quantum leap in performance. Without a doubt, if I installed the SSD in my PC, then I'd expect a major improvement.
    I don't think you would notice much difference with those apps.
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  7. #77


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I bought a 120GB SSD drive for 85 on sale from newegg.com for my desktop. I also got a 64GB off Craigslist for $40 for my laptop. I have noticed a difference in both of them. For me it was well worth the money. I can't see anyone putting one of these drives in and not noticing a difference. If not something must be wrong......
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  8. #78


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    People will perceive the same thing differently. I encode movies and work with rar files . I have noticed a big difference in the amount of time it takes to get things done. If all I do is open up Firefox and browse then I don't see much difference. Anything that is hard drive intensive you should see a good boost in performance.
    I use such things as Photoshop, Word, Excel etc (though not intensively) and I haven't noticed significant performance differences. There has most definitely not been a quantum leap in performance. Without a doubt, if I installed the SSD in my PC, then I'd expect a major improvement.
    I don't think you would notice much difference with those apps.
    My understanding was that such programs should run faster, but as I said, my guess is that the overall system capability must be there as well. There's certainly nothing wrong with the drive, the setup or the system.
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  9. #79


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    Windows 8 Pro


    All read time are faster so software should load up and start faster. How much faster not sure.
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  10. #80


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    When (if) I can get a terabyte of RELIABLE storage for under $50, I'll consider.

    NOT until.

    This whole SSD deal is a RORT.

    Bit like Win 8....
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