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Windows 7: What Size SSD for Just Windows 7?

24 Jul 2012   #21
Aderes Devorah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

With OCZ, there are different ones floating around out there (Petrol? Agility?).

Does anybody have any particular preference for any reason?

Thanks


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24 Jul 2012   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If any OCZ, I would go for a Vertex.
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24 Jul 2012   #23
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have an Agility 3, only because it was cheaper at the time than the Vertex 3s. However, I see the Vertex line are lowered in price. Many people suggest to stay away from OCZ SSDs, but my Agility 3 240 GB drive works without any issues.
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24 Jul 2012   #24
Aderes Devorah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I have an Agility 3, only because it was cheaper at the time than the Vertex 3s. However, I see the Vertex line are lowered in price. Many people suggest to stay away from OCZ SSDs, but my Agility 3 240 GB drive works without any issues.
Cheers for the advice. Did you get any reason for people staying away from OCZ?

Sounds like a nice ssd set-up you have - I'll probably try to replicate it

Best
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24 Jul 2012   #25
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Certain OCZ models had controller issues if I recall.

And I have not heard good things about OCZ support if you happen to have a problem.
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24 Jul 2012   #26
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Games can be put on a standard HDD.
True, but games also have some of the longest load times of any application that you run..so they can benefit greatly being on an SSD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aderes Devorah View Post
Cheers for the advice. Did you get any reason for people staying away from OCZ?
Sandforce controller issues originally. My coworker has an OCZ, and his drive just went belly up this past weekend. I personally have 2 Intel's and they have been solid. I would also suggest the Samsung 830 series as well.
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24 Jul 2012   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I chose Intel for one reason, reliability. Any thing I bought from Intel worked as it should and still does.
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25 Jul 2012   #28
nobilis

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aderes Devorah View Post
What about OCZ? On Overclockers.co.uk (where I go, literally just down the road from me) the OCZ have high ratings and respect.
It was an awesome company manufacturing the highest combination of performance-quality memory modules. With SSD's? Their still fresh on market though it's still the same company.
Don't waste your time with any overclocking forums.
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25 Jul 2012   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nobilis View Post
Don't waste your time with any overclocking forums.
You can't always decide on the quality just by the name. For example, the other forum I post on, [H]ardForums, are part of [H]ardOCP. They have a dedicated OC community, but their forums cover all topics, and are generally amoung the most respected on the web, when it comes to performance computing. Their logos appear on many mobo retail boxes because of their reviews.
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25 Jul 2012   #30
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nobilis View Post
Don't waste your time with any overclocking forums.
You can't always decide on the quality just by the name. For example, the other forum I post on, [H]ardForums, are part of [H]ardOCP. They have a dedicated OC community, but their forums cover all topics, and are generally amoung the most respected on the web, when it comes to performance computing. Their logos appear on many mobo retail boxes because of their reviews.
I've been a [H] member for over 10 years now. Do you use the same name there?

Btw, if you really needed to, windows ultimate 32bit fits on an 8gb SSD.
Had it on my dell mini 9 NetBook a few years ago.

A test I did when I had the 16gb SSD installed,
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