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SSD Drive Worth It?

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Been thinking about getting one, just wondering if it's worth it having an older motherboard or should I wait until I decide to upgrade the whole system. 

If you have one do you just use it for storing your games/sims or do you have an OS installed on it as well?  Is there a benefit to having one?

@WWSandMan do you have one, I know we both have the same mb?

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I have had one for my OS for a long time and recently moved DCS to it. It makes running the OS much faster. I’m not sure I see a big difference in DCS. I think if you’re running a sim that continuously or repeatedly loads into memory, it would reduce or eliminate the pauses caused by that. Otherwise, I think it just somewhat reduces the loading time of the game. 

I think it’s advantage for the OS is independent of the system as a whole. A 500 go is cheap enough. I’d say it is worth it. 

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you did not mention what motherboard. 

Am going to assume you have at least one open sata port @ 6gbs on your MB, but it is sata II, and not sata IIl. 

Bout only suggestion I can make is if you get one, and your MB has sata ports controlled by the Marvell controller, DO NOT USED THEM. 

If you want speed off an old MB, consider 2 ssd's in raid, if your ports support it.

 

 

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I use the hybrid drive.  Has a SSD that loads operating system and well used programs and is fully connected to a 2 tb hard drive.  Seamless operation almost as fast and Way cheaper 

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Haven't used spinning disks for over 5 years now. Even if you do not upgrade motherboard, you will notice a good performance boost... Even if SATA II. All programs load faster... Only slowdown is loading missions pushed by remote host sytem (limited by network speed). 

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The mb is an Asus P8Z68-VPro and it does have SATA III. My understanding is the 6gbs port is the III and the 2 - 3gbs ports are II's.

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@WWCraven Yes, I have two SSD's working, but not currently in RAID. One for the OS and one for Prepar3D. I highly recommend using the SSD for the OS and for whatever game/sim you use the most. The speed improvement over fast HDD is easily noticeable. Add a couple high capacity HDD's to a pair of 500gb SSD's and you'll feel like you have a new system.

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