SSD vs. HDD?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Steven Titchenell, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Steven Titchenell

    Steven Titchenell Member

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    Will my PC run faster with an SSD than it does with an HDD?
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Steven Titchenell

    Steven Titchenell Member

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    You're not sure either?
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    No he's sure. SSD's are way faster then an HDD, boots up in seconds.
     
  5. Totally_Lost

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    Definitely faster with an SSD.
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    The question mark was more at the question in general. That's the whole point, kind of like asking if a Ferrari is faster than a Honda. SSD's are night and day difference.
     
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  7. beers

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    It kind of depends what you mean by run faster.

    Operations that involve storage are much more responsive. You get exponential improvements when also reading and writing to the same drive at the same time over a hard drive. Crap like Windows will be a lot snappier.

    Computationally (CPU, GPU), no difference although some games that stream textures like MMOs will be perceptibly smoother (storage operations)

    He gave you a question mark because the difference is enormous.
     
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  8. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    No difference if there are speed limit/ congestion on the road :p
     
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  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    That my friend is the sata bus
     
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  10. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Psh speed limits.
     

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