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So, I splurged and bought an SSD. I have an older motherboard which doesn't have SATA 3 support which gave me two options, buying a PCI-e add-on card and then an SATA 3 SSD or I could just buy a PCI-e SSD. I decided to go the more expensive but faster route, the PCI-e SSD. Well, it was kind of more expensive, buying a good SATA 3 add-on card is pretty expensive. I bought the RevoDrive 3 240gb. It was around $550 (inorite?) and is really the last upgrade I wanted to do to my PC before I held off on updating for a while. The rest of my PC is from around early 2009 (i7 920, GTX 480 6gb DDR 3 memory), I've been wanting an SSD since then but never had the cash on hand until now. I know people are all like, "oh my, windows starts so fast!" and you know what? They are totally right! From seeing the Windows logo to my computer being done starting with all programs loaded (Steam, Skype, Logitech stuff, Daemon Tools, EVGA Precision, FiTbit tracker, Kasperksy, Nvidia Settings thing, some motherboard sound junk) It takes about 3-5 seconds. File copying is around 160mb/s, my old hard-drive copied at around 30mb/s when it was settled. Most programs start near instantly and I'm usually the first or second person to load levels in MP. The rated transfer speed is 1000mb read and 900mb write. For comparison sakes: My Old Drive My New Drive As you can see from the Transfer Rate at the bottom this makes my new drive about... ummm.... carry the one...uhhh.... A BILLION TIMES faster!