Should I use my Vertex 2 or get a new SSD

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by Denis54, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Denis54

    Denis54 Member

    Sep 7, 2001
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    I want to upgrade my computer from my old C2D. I am retired and I use my computer 2 - 4 hours a day to surf the web, read emails and do some simple Word and Excel work. My needs are pretty basic but I want a FAST machine.

    Should I move my 2 years old Vertex 2 to my new machine or should I get a new SSD such as a Samsung 830?

    Will I see a difference in speed with a newer SSD?
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  3. dave_the_nerd

    Feb 25, 2011
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    A new SSD will be faster, but you won't notice a night and day difference.

    I would replace the Vertex 2 more because they had a ridiculously high failure rate.
  4. zCypher

    zCypher Diamond Member

    Aug 18, 2002
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    It's a smaller difference than HDD to SSD, but you will see a difference. When I moved from Vertex2 to Vertex3, it was noticeably quicker. When I moved from Vertex3 to another SATA3 SSD, it was a negligible difference.

    I'd go for it.
  5. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

    May 7, 2002
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    While there should be no more firmware issues with the Vertex 2, I would use it as a scratch drive, like for installing some games on.
    Then get a new SSD for the OS.