Solid State Drive Performance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ability, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Ability
    • Development Team
    • NOTD Creator

    Ability NOTD Creator

    My PC (i7, 8GB RAM, 1GB Graphics Card) takes 5 minutes to load the NOTD map in SC2 editor. I'm using a 2TB regular hard disk. If I get an SSD, would it have a material impact on my load times?

    I need to improve load effectiveness because time is limited. Thanks.
  2. Mirage
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    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    Probably.

    Or get hybrid SSD/HD drives.
  3. Archangel

    Archangel Well-Known Member

    it would increase ur load times significantly!
  4. Mirage
    • Donator

    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    ^^ Decrease.
  5. Lord NiteShade
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    Lord NiteShade NOTD Staff: Wiki Founder/TeamSpeak Admin

    Get a smaller (cheaper) SSD and put the most commonly used programs and files on it, ie, operating system, SCII Editor, NOTD map, ect ect. These items should load much much much faster than before. Currently with costs, I can't see justification in getting a massive SSD and moving everything over to it; those things get mind numbing expensive.
  6. Mirage
    • Donator

    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    You don't -need- a full SSD for such things,

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus- ... B003NSBF32

    My laptop runs two of those, and is pretty snappy once I've run something a few times, it caches the recently used data in order to speed stuff up; and it works pretty well on SC2 maps ingame, so I'll assume it would also work fine for the editor.
  7. Archangel

    Archangel Well-Known Member

    lol yes, decrease time. wtf was i thinking....
  8. ArcanePariah
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    ArcanePariah Miracle Worker

    FTFY
  9. Lord NiteShade
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    Lord NiteShade NOTD Staff: Wiki Founder/TeamSpeak Admin

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  10. Archangel

    Archangel Well-Known Member

    >:[ u motha fucka
  11. fox

    fox New Member

    The performance impact will depend on the type of program/operation it loads.

    SSD helps a lot if you have lots of small I/O operations but doesn't do much for larger files. I don't use map editor much so cannot comment on that.

    If you have a Gigabyte Z68 series or later mobo you might already have the option of using a small SSD as cache to speed up larger mechanical drive:

    Smart Response

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