Originally Posted by EricN
No, it's not. If your OS is thrashing your drive, you either have too little memory, or you can't tell the difference between your apps and your OS.
I am just too impatient for a HDD. IT's that simple.
I can barely wait for a fast HDD dedicated for storage... lol.
I don't think the average person is operating in the same territory as me with regards to impatience, and general PC speed and performance required. I find enjoyment and value in the smallest little things that normal people dismiss as unnecessary.
I can't use a normal mouse- I need to use a Razer gaming mouse on a $60 control /speed gaming mouse pad. I have to do this or I get frustrated- years of training and adjustment has made this my requirement. My hand moves very, very little to scroll from my first monitor to my third. I laugh when I see people at work run the mouse half way across their desk to get from one corner to another. LOL. F-that.
and I use 26" monitor (looking for a good 30")
My desktop is a 4770k @4.4ghz. I dual boot from SSD's, A Vector, and a RAID0 240GB (two 120GB's).
Every time I try to use a PC with a HDD I walk away in anger. I am way to accustomed to a certain performance level that using a HDD based PC is painful for me.
Even my HTPC is a 3570k on MAX IOPS toggle NAND SSD. My Work desktop is a 2600k / SSD I have used HDD's in systems with 8GB of DDR3 1600mhz and it's not any better at all. Not sure what you think RAM is doing, or how much you think you need but I know a 4GB PC with SSD feels way faster than a HDD with 8GB of ram and the same specs. I have both in my office. Nearly identical. I think your way wrong here, and say this with confidence having built and used both in my office. (employee pc's)
HDD is just plain slow- and the speed or time it takes to load a folder is increased when it's running double duty as OS and data, as compared to the same HDD used only for data on a machine with SSD for the OS. The SSD based machine loads up much faster a folder full of documents, songs, or media like videos even though the content is on the HDD. THe HDD OS machines are just plain slow- and I can't think of any real reason beyond HDD suck for OS.