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    thinking about buying a drive like this, I watched a you tube video and it looked impressive. Would it work I my system? How much of an improvement?

    OCZ Vertex 460 480GB SATA III 6 0Gb s 2 5" Internal Solid State Drive New | eBay

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    Since I see you don't have an SSD, you will be amazed at the speed improvement, both in boot time and general performance.
    Personally I favor the Samung EVO 850, but irrespective of product, you will need migration SW unless you plan a clean install and about that. It comes with some SSD packages but not others.

    -If its been a while, I recommend a clean install.
    -At least run CCCleaner before and after the clone process if used.
    -W7 is remarkably good at updating itself.
    -Make sure you set the SSD to work with AHCI (not IDE) and connect to 1 or the 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Intel connectors (your other 4 are 3.0 Gb/s).

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    Permanent storage (HDD, USB flash drives) is the slowest part of a PC. Anything to speed it up makes a big difference, and a SSD is the best storage system we now have.

    A SSD will be compatible with your board, no problem at all. The majority of SSDs are SATA drives just like any HDD, but that is the only common factor they have.

    You could do better on the price of a 480GB - 512GB SSD. The Vertex 460 model is classified EOL (End Of Life) by OCZ, replaced by the 460A model, which can be had for less here:

    OCZ Vertex 460A VTX460A-25SAT3-480G 2.5" 480GB SATA 3 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

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    Default Re: ocz vertex

    What are the disadvantages of going with a solid state hard drive?

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    Default Re: ocz vertex

    Quote Originally Posted by asrockuser1 View Post
    What are the disadvantages of going with a solid state hard drive?
    Disadvantages? SSD cost per GB versus hard drive cost per GB of storage.

    As with any hardware purchase, you need to do a lot of homework and become a knowledgeable consumer.

    Even with my older P35 and P45 systems, installing ssd O/S boot drives was far and away the best upgrade for a significant performance improvement and bang for the buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asrockuser1 View Post
    What are the disadvantages of going with a solid state hard drive?
    Becoming worried that you must baby and configure the PC around the SSD.

    Shutting off anything you can do without (or even may need) that writes to an SSD used as an OS drive, like Windows Indexing and Search, to prevent it from "wearing out".

    OCD checking if TRIM is enabled in the OS (always is by default in Windows 7 and later versions.)

    Endlessly running benchmark programs to "verify" the performance of the SSD, which negates any write wear out savings that was configured, and actually causes more writes than the things turned off.

    Adopting the belief that a SSD will always perform exactly as it did on day one, out of the box and empty.

    Believing that the marketing specs on the SSD box will always be reached on every PC, ignoring the magic words, "Up to...", and becoming depressed when the SSD is "slow".

    Not treating a SSD as if it is just a storage device that should be used as the owner chooses, without worrying about it failing, because it won't fail any more than any other storage device. Actually, the SSD will fail less often than HDDs IMO. Try shipping SSDs and HDDs from New York to Los Angeles, in the same box, and see which device fails most often.

    Being so forever spoiled by a SSD that using a HDD, particularly for the OS drive, becomes so distasteful that you can't use them anymore. (This is me!)

    Personally, I would rather use any SSD on a SATA I interface than a "SATA III" HDD on a SATA III interface. The former system would be faster than the latter by a significant amount.

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