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The Autobiography of Russell
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Spoiled Computer Geekery, at work
Just asked the powers that be if I can buy myself a DDR3, six-core, SSD machine for work. Yeah, I'm spoiled for the good stuff. :-P

Current work machine: DDR 400MHz, P4 hyperthreaded CPU, decent HD though.


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lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: January 26th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
does SSD make that much of a difference ?
vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: January 26th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does if you want stuff to load.

In my experiments using RAM drives for comparison, I've seen 150ms load times versus 40s on WoW.

Some of my more bloaty IDEs go from 10s to 10ms. Faster, really, than it's easy to time with any accuracy.

I don't know how SSD compares to RAM, but I'd suspect it's about as fast.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: January 26th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It depends on what type of activities you do. The biggest gain will be the memory. Going from DDR to DRR3 memory will increase the speed from 400MHz to 1600MHz for in-memory activities. Seeing as I constantly hit the hard drive to load random source files all over a project, frequently do text searches against the entire project, make multiple copies of the project all over place for a few changes here and there, etc etc etc, the SSD also has the opportunity of being a huge benefit to my regular work flow.
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