SSD usage.

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doggman
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I want to purchase a solid state drive for my computer build. I know that is makes boot time faster. Would it also make other software load faster like Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas and some games? And lastly, is the SSD worth is price? Is the overall performance benefit from SSDs satisfactory enough for its cost?

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Yes, every application stored on the SSD will load much faster than on a traditional HDD. Even though prices for SSDs are still pretty steep, I'd say the preformance benefit is well worth the cost. Once you experience using an SSD, you won't want to go back to mechanical media. Additionally, you could buy a smaller capacity SSD to use as a cache which will speed up your most frequently used programs and have a traditional hard drive as your main storage drive.

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60-80-120GB SSD for a boot drive & programs (games too maybe).
Much faster startup, faster shutdown, shorter application start times, loading times in games allmost non-existant, remarkably higher PC responsivnes, faster browsing, ...
Also - the same SSD but with higher capacity has higher speeds. Example - a OCZ Agility III 120GB is a lot faster than OCZ Agility III 60GB, almost twice as fast.
Keep in mind - It is not read/write speeds that gives the much higher speed/resonsivnes but the acces time.
A SSD with read 100 MB/s and write 60 MB/s is still faster than a HDD with speeds od 140/130.

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I use a solid state drive for my primary and mechanical drives for everything else that don't really need the speed, soon enough when the new motherboards with Thunderbolt drop we can make use of hard drive speeds of a solid state, and yes Thunderbolt came out on Mac's but they are coming to PC.

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i would a least get a 120 gb drive with a least 500/500 reads/writes

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See if you can get a SSD with SandForce, typically have better performance.

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Is the Corsair force series 3 any good? and how would I transfer the OS files without having to re-install it?

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I would go with the OCZ Vertex drives, they are cheaper and tend to have better preformance than any drive out there. I only chose Corsair because they make solid products lol.

Transferring the OS to a new drive, you just have to clone or ghost the hard drive with a program such as this http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html

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Again, I would recommend OCZ, Corsair, and the newer generation Samsung drives. As was said above, look for the faster read/write speeds, not so much for the actual speeds (that is a benefit of itself) but for the fact that newer high-speed SSDs are running very stable controller chipsets. Some earlier models had stability issues with some motherboard/OS situations (early Sandforce chips were terrible!) that have been solved with recent designs.

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doggman wrote:Is the Corsair force series 3 any good? and how would I transfer the OS files without having to re-install it?

I would definitely not recommend that.

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