Is it worthwile to upgrade my SSD?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by addictedto60fps, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. addictedto60fps

    addictedto60fps [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm upgrading my system to a 4770k within the next few days and wanted to get people's thoughts on possibly upgrading my SSD. I have a first gen Intel X25-M 160 GB SSD and am contemplating upgrading that. I'm out of the loop when it comes to SSD's, so was wondering if there is a gigantic difference between what I have and what's currently on the market. Is the difference night and day? Oh, and if it's worthwhile to upgrade, what do you guys recommend? My budget is around $350 or so.
     
  2. mda

    mda [H]ard|Gawd

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    If the capacity is still enough for your needs, no need to upgrade.

    An SSD is an SSD unless you like to benchmark.
     
  3. addictedto60fps

    addictedto60fps [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nope, SSD would not be used for benchmarking purposes. It would just be for capacity purposes mainly and of course, if it's a lot faster than my existing SSD, I would consider upgrading for that reason also.
     
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    Tsumi [H]ardForum Junkie

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    In normal usage, responsiveness is due to the near instantaneous access times. An SSD from a few years ago on SATA 3.0 is going to feel the exact same as a modern SSD on SATA 6.0.
     
  5. addictedto60fps

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    Ok, looks like I don't need to upgrade, then. Thanks, guys. I'll pocket the money and focus on other areas of the upgrade, then. :)
     
  6. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie [H]ardness Supreme

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    There's no TRIM on that unit but you probably know that.