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iceballfunela
05-15-2013, 10:36 AM
Hey guys! I have used my Asus G75VX since January and I love it!! However, there is just 1 problem... I didn't need blu-ray and 3D vision, so I got the cheaper version. It has a 5400-RPM Hitachi HDD inside. I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!


My Asus G75VX specs(If you need it):
CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4 GHZ
Ram: 24Gbs(8gb stock ram, 16gb free upgrade by the department store i got it from)
HDD: Hitachi 5400-RPM (500,750,1000gb I forgot..)
Display: 17.3" 1920x1080p non-3D

What I use it for(I am only 13, so I mainly use it for gaming ):
-Gaming(TF2, BF3, Simcity, Sims 3...)
-Programming - Python(Trying to learn)
-School projects

pathfindercod
05-15-2013, 11:54 AM
SSD are extremely fast compared to old spindles. You 5400 spindle drive (mine did anyway) read 68mbs and write 41. My Samsung 840 pro reads 560mbs and write 494 roughly. Boots windows in about 2 seconds and loads bf3 maps in 5'ish seconds...

rewben
05-15-2013, 03:04 PM
@iceballfunela, oh my.. learning python at the age of 13? good for you :)

yeah it's good to have a ssd for your g75vx. a 5400rpm hdd is just dragging the laptop all the way down in terms of performance.

JwPwns
05-16-2013, 05:48 PM
SSD are extremely fast compared to old spindles. You 5400 spindle drive (mine did anyway) read 68mbs and write 41. My Samsung 840 pro reads 560mbs and write 494 roughly. Boots windows in about 2 seconds and loads bf3 maps in 5'ish seconds...

2 seconds? really?? or it's a typo... mine reads 480 and write 450 goes 11 sec, what windows are you running

PetitOursBrun39
05-16-2013, 06:06 PM
When having a SSD, with windows 8 and fast boot activated, the boot is really fast !

taz291819
05-18-2013, 12:03 AM
Not 2 seconds fast. Maybe 15 seconds, as that's what I get.

Gio77
05-18-2013, 12:45 AM
With Windows 8 I get about 3 sec boot from the moment the RoG logo is on the screen to logged in. From pressing the power button to Windows is about 6. 8 does boot a lot faster than 7 on an SSD due to startup changes.

taz291819
05-18-2013, 09:41 PM
With Windows 8 I get about 3 sec boot from the moment the RoG logo is on the screen to logged in. From pressing the power button to Windows is about 6. 8 does boot a lot faster than 7 on an SSD due to startup changes.

Wow, that's impressive. And yes, I'm on Windows 7, so that's why I don't get those kind of speeds. It's 15 seconds from power button to Windows Login screen for me. That's still fast for me.

Djask
05-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Hey I get about 8 to 9 seconds for a boot, and I'm on Windows 8? Is that even good?

dstrakele
05-18-2013, 11:31 PM
Nope. My laptop is on the Desktop before I even think about booting it...

Zygomorphic
05-19-2013, 12:32 AM
Nope. My laptop is on the Desktop before I even think about booting it...
LOL :D That's a good one. I getabout 15 second boot times on a platter drive...granted, that's LINUX Mint (LINUX is a great OS) and the drive is a Seagate Hybrid (which is impressively fast).

OP, I'd recommend installing LINUX if you haven't already, as it is another good skill to have. What Python IDE are you using? I program in Python for some of my job, and we use Spyder (PythonXY on Windows).

timppu
05-20-2013, 12:11 PM
I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!


Some idea here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive#Comparison_of_SSD_with_hard_disk_drive s

Some plusses and minuses for SSD compared to HDDs:

+ Considerably faster (the "2 second Win8 boot up" are not quite a good comparison though, as Win8 fast boot is using partial hibernate mode).
+ uses less power and less heat
+ no mechanical parts, so if you move around your laptop while it is running, it isn't as prone to mechanical failures like that

- much higher cost per gigabyte, and the biggest SSDs are still quite small in capacity
- if you tend to use the SSD heavily, SSDs wear faster, it is their nature.
- if there is a failure with disk, with SSDs the failures tend to be more catastrophic with a total data loss than with HDDs (depending on the failure of course).

So if you are unhappy with your HDD read/write speeds, move around your PC a lot (while it is running) and want your hard disks use less power, choose SSD.

If you want bigger capacity (cheaper price per megabyte) and data storage reliability, keep your HDD. Naturally you should still make backups of important data also from your HDDs, so maybe that is not such a big issue.

I still opt mostly for HDDs even as my primary drives due to their bigger capacity.

srmojuze
05-20-2013, 01:51 PM
Hey guys! I have used my Asus G75VX since January and I love it!! However, there is just 1 problem... I didn't need blu-ray and 3D vision, so I got the cheaper version. It has a 5400-RPM Hitachi HDD inside. I watched some of Linus's videos on LinusTechTips and he says that SSDs are worth it and they are super fast, super reliable blah blah... but, other than all of this talking and blabbering, can someone tell me, in their own experience whether they really help in everyday tasks. TIA!!

A decent SSD is VERY WORTH IT. Don't even waste time with normal HDD unless for say a 2nd hard drive for storing files etc. Asus gaming laptop with SSD... super fast. Game level loading is super fast.