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SSD - Doing it backwards?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Netvyper, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Netvyper

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 28, 2002

    Posts: 534

    Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Ok, so I've been considering SSDs more & more lately. Despite some bad experiences with them at work, they just won't seem to go away. Something that really bugs me with my F3, is that if I'm doing something I/O intensive, the entire PC responds sluggishly.

    With a 500GB F3, I've used around 400gb, I could decrease that to around 300gb with some tidying, but I don't think I'd be able to fit inside the 120gb which my budget might allow.
    Also considering my usage pattern, PC sleeps but rarely gets turned off, would I gain benefits from doing the SSD thing backwards. OS on mechanical disk, along with office, docs, downloads all that sort of junk. I could then dedicate my SSD to games, and actually get the majority of them on the SSD. Has anyone tried this, even just for giggles? Has anyone actually found it useful? I understand that the standard usage pattern for an SSD is to increase boot speeds and overall responsiveness, but since I spend so little time on booting the PC anyhow, it seems a little redundant.
     
  2. princejim

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 29, 2002

    Posts: 613

    Location: stoke-on-trent

    Thats an excellent question, waiting for some thoughts, I want to go SSD 120gb but seen only one guy say all it did was make startup faster, both operating system and I suppose program initialisation, he could not tell any difference with anything else??
     
  3. Vampyre

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 12, 2009

    Posts: 835

    Location: Edinburgh

    I have Win 7, my apps, and my games on my SSD. In my experience, it does make the system more responsive, it starts up much quicker, apps open quicker but I don't think it makes a huge difference, if any, to game loading times.
     
  4. TUNSTALL_NICK

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 14, 2006

    Posts: 342

    does`nt make the games run any faster,so i leave mine on the other drives and leave windows and office on the ssd.
     
  5. Netvyper

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 28, 2002

    Posts: 534

    Location: Taunton, Somerset

    I've mostly got WoW in mind here, and eve, both benefit from SSD performance. I can't imagine that Call of Duty f/e would be much different than HDD though. Perhaps I'll just grab a 60GB one for dropping MMOs on, and give it a trial.