Do solid state drives offer any extra performance?

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thagreatbelow
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:18)
I'm building a new computer, and with the flooding in thailand right now shooting up the prices of hard drives, it's actually made solid state drives a valid competitor. So I'm thinking about possibly getting a SSD for my OS, and essential programs to live on ,like FL, ableton, and VST's. Will a SSD give me any added benefit for performance over a hard disk drive? I would not be loading samples onto the SSD because there simply isn't enough storage, but as far as booting up FL, or loading plugins, would I see added performance in that regard?

undersound
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:29)
thagreatbelow wrote:I'm building a new computer...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:38)
Really the life expectancy is bad??? I thought ...

undersound
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:44)
its to do with data coming back and forth from ...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:56)
Things haven't improved much. They still slow d...

undersound
 
Nov 27, 2011 (21:59)
Yes this! Sorry i just got mixed up. but really...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 27, 2011 (22:12)
ok I see what you're saying now. So are you say...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 27, 2011 (22:24)
thagreatbelow wrote:ok I see what you're saying...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 27, 2011 (22:41)
Oh man, thats a horrible design flaw! thank you...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 27, 2011 (22:58)
So, if I were to record any audio into FL Studi...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (0:42)
thagreatbelow wrote:So, if I were to record any...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 28, 2011 (1:54)
Man, screw that noise! I don't even want to hav...

CryLogic
 
Nov 28, 2011 (3:26)
Doesn't the TRIM command take care of this pr...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (3:54)
CryLogic wrote:Doesn't the TRIM command take ...
Last edited by Plasuma!!! on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (4:07)
thagreatbelow wrote:Man, screw that noise! I do...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 28, 2011 (6:43)
It's not really callous to not notice a flood t...

CryLogic
 
Nov 28, 2011 (7:14)
Plasuma!!! wrote:"…The problem is, you hav...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (7:28)
CryLogic wrote:Plasuma!!! wrote:"…The prob...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 28, 2011 (7:54)
Especially not the drive that windows is instal...

thma
 
Nov 28, 2011 (13:53)
I'm running a WIN7 64 system where I installed...

SynisTAr
 
Nov 28, 2011 (14:17)
thma wrote:I'm running a WIN7 64 system where ...

undersound
 
Nov 28, 2011 (14:57)
thagreatbelow wrote:Especially not the drive th...

AdventureKid
 
Nov 28, 2011 (15:54)
Ok I understand if you are on a tight budget th...

AdventureKid
 
Nov 28, 2011 (15:56)
I'm not saying they have to be right, just that...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (16:17)
thagreatbelow wrote:Especially not the drive th...

CryLogic
 
Nov 28, 2011 (16:51)
This thread has prompted me to do some research...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 28, 2011 (20:56)
CryLogic wrote:This thread has prompted me to d...

CryLogic
 
Nov 29, 2011 (0:35)
No worries mate.

Oxide
 
Nov 29, 2011 (7:16)
Lot airy fairy words being thrown around in thi...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 29, 2011 (7:37)
Oxide wrote:You're paying for the reliability a...

Oxide
 
Nov 29, 2011 (7:40)
Is ACHI and TRIM enabled on your system?Also, d...

Plasuma!!!
 
Nov 29, 2011 (17:51)
Oxide wrote:Is AHCI and TRIM enabled on your sy...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 29, 2011 (18:44)
I actually bought the 320 because there was an ...

Oxide
 
Nov 30, 2011 (3:56)
thagreatbelow wrote:I actually bought the 320 b...

Oxide
 
Nov 30, 2011 (3:59)
whoops, quote =/= edit
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thagreatbelow
 
Nov 30, 2011 (7:13)
Oxide wrote:thagreatbelow wrote:I actually boug...

chris
 
Nov 30, 2011 (16:02)
thagreatbelow wrote:This one has 2 million hour...

thagreatbelow
 
Nov 30, 2011 (18:25)
chris wrote:thagreatbelow wrote:This one has 2 ...

AdventureKid
 
Nov 30, 2011 (23:29)
What actually happens when the SSD dies? I woul...

AdventureKid
 
Nov 30, 2011 (23:34)
I really hope everyone makes backups, I wish I ...

chris
 
Dec 01, 2011 (1:45)
thagreatbelow wrote:chris wrote:thagreatbelow w...

L. Scott Knight
 
Dec 01, 2011 (1:55)
If you get a 60GB boot drive SSD you'll regret ...

CryLogic
 
Dec 01, 2011 (2:30)
chris wrote:" …as it happens, I've been st...

RajahP
 
Mar 27, 2012 (18:25)
So what's the verdict on these SSDs? My Drive :...

Lach Rae Dawn
 
Mar 27, 2012 (23:37)
RajahP wrote:So what's the verdict on these SSD...

L. Scott Knight
 
Mar 28, 2012 (2:34)
NewEgg.com has had some very good prices and re...

Perfect Human
 
Mar 28, 2012 (3:00)
Regarding the longevity issues... As far as I k...

Lach Rae Dawn
 
Mar 28, 2012 (17:30)
moosa17 wrote: That said, smaller capacity HDD'...

Perfect Human
 
Mar 30, 2012 (7:02)
^That's a very valid point. If you buy a lot of...

Lach Rae Dawn
 
Mar 30, 2012 (18:45)
moosa17 wrote:^That's a very valid point. If yo...