I ordered and added the OCZ 64 Gigabyte Core Series Sata II Solid State Drive to my computer and have been playing around with it for some time now. This Solid State Drive has some serious advantages over conventional hard drives. The boot speed is faster and you also notice that some applications load up faster than normally. It's a visible speed bump.
The question however is if you want to shell out the extra bucks for that visible speed gain and I think it comes down to a discussion among video card enthusiasts. Some purchase the top product that produces a few additional frames but costs double the amount of the video card that computes less frames. Still both make the games playable.
It's the same with the current generation of Solid State Drives except for a few scenarios where they really shine. They need less energy to run and are completely silent which makes them an ideal candidate for a notebook hard drive replacement. That's in my opinion the number one reason to purchase a Solid State Drive, to place it in a mobile device or computer that is being used as a media player.
Where operating systems and desktop computers are concerned I would probably wait for the next generation that surely sees another huge price drop and speed increase.
Don't get me wrong.. The Solid State Drive is faster than my shiny new Samsung hard drive, it loads pretty much everything faster but some of its gains, the silence, can only be effective if I would remove the conventional hard drives and that is not possible until the flash drives come with sufficient storage space.
You should consider buying a Solid State Drive if..
Everyone else is better of waiting for the next generation of flash drives in my opinion.Advertisement
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