Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD review (MyBroadband)

roguemat

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I got a Vertex 4 recently, and was blown away by the difference it made to my PC. Buying an SSD is a much smarter choice than upgrading CPU or RAM.
 

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to determine if you can benefit from an SSD, next time your PC is slow, open a task manager. If your CPU usage is below 25% (for quad cores, 50% for dual cores), your PC is slow because of the hard drive*.

*most of the time :)
 
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240GB is about entry level SSD size for me... anything smaller becomes a bit meh, until I replace the laptop with one that has dual drive bays.
 

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to determine if you can benefit from an SSD, next time your PC is slow, open a task manager. If your CPU usage is below 25% (for quad cores, 50% for dual cores), your PC is slow because of the hard drive*.

*most of the time :)

:wtf:
 

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Makes sense... if you have a system that seems slow, and CPU is being underutilised, then the possible bottleneck is the HDD, seen this with 5400rpm HDDs... an SSD in these cases will be negate that.
 

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I agree, but then it will be slow because of the drive from day 1 & NOT .... >

Uhm... yes and no... perhaps there was no running of VMs, databases or similar large file reads like Photoshop files etc. from day one. Could become noticeable when the need to use these arises. From day one, system nice and new with no fragmented data... over time this all changes.
 

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As your installation gets older, windows gets sloppier and you accumulate more crap, disk IO demands increase, thus slowing down the machine over time. with SSD's you dont feel the affect of this nearly as much.
 

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Uhm... yes and no... perhaps there was no running of VMs, databases or similar large file reads like Photoshop files etc. from day one. Could become noticeable when the need to use these arises. From day one, system nice and new with no fragmented data... over time this all changes.

Once again I agree ....

I'm referring to a machine that was running fine yesterday & suddenly slow today with the same xyz programs ;)
 

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i'm an early adopter of technology, but only if it's been around long enough for the price to drop a lot. :)
 

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I got a Vertex 4 recently, and was blown away by the difference it made to my PC. Buying an SSD is a much smarter choice than upgrading CPU or RAM.

I 2nd that as well, did the same thing, have an i7, 8gb ram, radeon vapor 6870, and when I purchased the vertex 4 ssd it made a huge difference. Don't waste your time with anything else until you have replaced your hdd with a ssd.
 

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I got a Vertex 4 recently, and was blown away by the difference it made to my PC. Buying an SSD is a much smarter choice than upgrading CPU or RAM.

That is situational. For gaming, an SSD makes little sense, and I would much rather fork out for a new CPU/Mobo/RAM or a GPU, instead of an SSD. If you had applications that were constantly hitting the drive, then yes, an SSD could be very beneficial. Once I upgrade my other components, I'll look at getting an SSD for my OS drive.
 

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All the BS around how nice the packaging is shows this is for enthusiasts. High end stuff.

Drop that, give it to me cheaper in bubble wrap and maybe you'll sell more...

The sooner that happens, the better :)
 

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3.71sec for Libre Office? Photoshop launches in that time :/ Office 2010 is instant :)
 
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