Intel is so confident about the reliability of their third-generation solid-state drives (SSD) they decided today to rise the warranty on all previously purchased or to be purchased Intel SSD 320 Series Drives units a few notches up to a whooping five years warranty.
For years, gamers have relied on Seagate 10000 rpm Hard drives or a Western Digital Velociraptor 10000 rpm Hard Drives for their fast data transfers which benefit operating system loads and other functions. SSD are more expensive, but definitely very fast compared to Hard Disk Drives (HDD). SSD adoption among gamers seem to be growing at a fast pace.
For skeptics or naysayers, it’s probably not so encouraging to admit that without evidence.
Below is a video by a gamer comparing fast loads of a HDD vs SSD using World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King loading screen as a demonstration. The results are a jaw-dropping experience.
The comparison will take in consideration the time-frame after hitting the login name and password, which is when the Wrath of the Lich King loading screen bar appears, up to the moment all NPCs and players around your characters are completely loaded. For users with a HDD, you already know when your character appears in Orgrimmar or Stormwind, you will see for a few seconds many shadows around you before NPC and other players’ models are drawn onscreen. It may take about a minute for all textures, shades, and models to load completely in a normal scenario. The SDD on the other hand … you gotta have to watch the video to believe it.