Computer newbies forum: SATA vs Solid state harddrive

by: mopscare42 May 1, 2011 8:26 PM PDT

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SATA vs Solid state harddrive

by mopscare42 - 5/1/11 8:26 PM

A friend just built his first computer.
He put in a i5-2500 processor, 8 gig of ram, nice video card and and a 120 Gig SSD drive.
Other than it starting up faster, I don't see any speed advantage to the SSD drive or am I missing something?
He said he wasn't all that impressed with it either and bought it because of the hype about the SSD.
I am sure somewhere it must have it's advantages, but I didn't see any on his computer.
He said the price was about 3 times higher than a regular hardrive.
Has anyone here had any experience with a SSD drive?
Thanks.

Wayne

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