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The new fast stuff has a price per GB close to and sometimes lower than the older, budget SSDs.
If I was to get an SSD, I'd get that Plextor M7V or Crucial MX300 before they go back up in price.
Oh.. yeah. Relative to hard drives? Kinda. On that tradeoff between capacity and speed, I opt more toward speed. For me, it's 75/25. No Samsung 850 EVOs for me.
That Plextor M7V has a $10 off code at newegg, so it's $70 for 256GB at 90% 850 EVO speed. With a $65 3TB 7200RPM 64MB on the side, I'm at my optimal point on the tradeoff.
Man, even dropping $40 for a 120GB SSD is worth it. I love having responsiveness. Programs pop up! It's awesome because I can maintain my mental flow without having the PC 'lag' on me.
Yeah, for gaming, it's different, but if the user is rocking a GTX 960, R9 380, or even a 1060/470, the performance of the CPU doesn't matter. In the $90-200+ range for the CPU.
If a person values their time, they take an SSD. $40 for a 120GB boot drive with 2-5 games makes a lot of sense.
Haha, I'm not so sure. If you save 10% to 50% on the loading times, then it seems worth it. Just depends on the frequency and duration. For me, I like the smooth flow, so I can concentrate instead of getting interrupted from the HDD spinning up to go fetch something (or getting bogged down in a read/write situation).
All's good though. It's pretty subjective.