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June 22nd, 2013, 12:09
Originally Posted by Nerevarine View Post
Anyone have thoughts on solid-state drives? Do they really provide much of a noticeable performance boost? I've read different views on the subject, and I have no experience with SSD's myself.
Definitely noticeable.

According to some benchmarks I ran it can be +160% faster than my old drive in some cases, but what I see with my own eyes in real world scenarios is more like +40% faster. Which is fantastic. (it's an old Crucial m4, btw)

Lesser bonus is it makes no sound. And I suppose that's because it has less parts like ball-bearings grinding together wearing out.

When you boot windows 7 64bit its finished loading just before the windows icon stops its animation, if that helps picture it at all.
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