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SSD drives now worth it?
SSD drives now worth it? –
With games now possible to be installed to the hard drive im wondering weather its worth running a quick SSD drive?
I found on heavy rain the game would lag while its loading data off the crap default HDD, im assuming putting a fast SSD in would increase load times of games and performance hugely!
I wonder if this has been tested yet?
did you install Heavy Rain onto the hard drive with a backup manager? If so I would move it to an external hard drive because the game requires about 5GB of data to be installed and the game will be loading 2 sets of data from the same source
Not really. PS3 caps max transfer speeds so even by upgrading to a 7200 the performance gain is very little. SSD is totally worthless for a PS3.
But that test doesn't test a backup capable PS3. It doesn't test games running entirely just from the hard drive. They only test while still using the discs. So when loading games and such, they're still reading from the disc which is going only at 2x.
Originally Posted by donutpirate
I want to see someone try an SSD on a PS3 running backups.
Will the PS3 even properly align the partitions on a SSD?
As far as i know, best part of ssd is not transfering speed, but the random access time (time needed to access a random sector), so i suppose there could be differense in loading time.
Originally Posted by lobomau
But i'm too cheap to buy a proper SSD yet, no point of buying 64GB or less and ones with more space cost a bit too much.
I can't say anything on using one in a ps3, although I have one here in my desktop that I guess I could use to try and see what it does. But it all depends on the SSD, some of them do what they claim in fast transfer times but read speed usually beats out write, the one I have reads at 285 mb/s and writes at 275mb/s.
Cheaper ssd's hit about half that speed, another factor would be what speed the sata interface inside the ps3 reads at, when writing to the internal hard drive via ftp using a gigabit lan connection I top out at 93mb/s
Just to add I paid $250 for the 120GB one i'm using, they're not cheap if they're any good
SSD's do not need any special partition alignment.
Originally Posted by snake3
Like others said, the only benefit is probably seek time which is much lower on an SSD. Would probably shave seconds off loading times, but worth the price? I doubt it. Wouldn't you rather have a 500GB 2.5" than 80GB SSD with quick loading times?
I read an article on Engadget that tested PSN downloaded games. They came to the conclusion that games loaded/ran 30-40% faster using an SSD drive.