Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2012 20:02 UTC, submitted by Tom Krazit
Apple This is what we call an epic blunder of epic proportions. The article that used to be here, was submitted to us in full, with Tom Krazit as the submitter. As it turns out, though, this article is already published at PaidContent.org, so it's pretty clear someone kindly submitted it to us, but included the whole of that article. For some reason, I let it slip through without checking if it was actually an original - which I normally always do. Nobody contacted us so far, but I'm still incredibly sorry about this. Be sure to click this link and send traffic to PaidContent.org.
Thread beginning with comment 504944
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
kop316
Member since:
2006-07-01

Does it really make that much of a difference? My laptop and desktop both have HDDs, and they have been fast enough for me not to bother looking at SSDs.

Reply Parent Score: 1

Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

Does it really make that much of a difference? My laptop and desktop both have HDDs, and they have been fast enough for me not to bother looking at SSDs.


Always depends on workload of course. But in my experience makes a big difference when used as cache. In a ZFS pool, you can set up the ARC on the SSD and you will notice a huge improvement. Best of both worlds. I can't bring myself to trust a SSD alone for data either.

I have heard good things about the newest release of the OCZ Synapse SSD cache on Windows but I haven't used it myself.

Reply Parent Score: 1

lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The difference between an SSD speed and a traditional drive is staggering. It is the best hardware upgrade you can do. Just make you either backup the data on your SSD, or keep it on another disk.

I don't think if you are watching YouTube vids and browsing the net it is worth it.

However between the Ram upgrade and the SSD upgrade the SSD upgrade for my current rig was the one IMHO was more effective.

Reply Parent Score: 2