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Windows 7: 2 HDD = 1 C Drive question

07 Dec 2013   #11
eiranix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright thanks for all your advice. I will look into these things including a SSD (I have been hesitant about their lifespan limitations)


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07 Dec 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

SSDs are great and outlive HDDs. I have some that are constantly running - since more than 4 years. But just today one died. That happens - has happened with a couple of HDDs too. You just have to keep backups.
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08 Dec 2013   #13
eiranix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok so SSDs are still too expensive for me at the moment as I need the size... I am tossing up between the WD Black WD7500BPKX or the WD Blue WD10JPVT. What's your opinion?

Both are pretty much the same price. Black is a little faster, Blue is a bit bigger and lower power use...Do you think the speed increase of the black would be noticable?
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08 Dec 2013   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eiranix View Post
Ok so SSDs are still too expensive for me at the moment as I need the size... I am tossing up between the WD Black WD7500BPKX or the WD Blue WD10JPVT. What's your opinion?

Both are pretty much the same price. Black is a little faster, Blue is a bit bigger and lower power use...Do you think the speed increase of the black would be noticable?
A suggestion. Since you have a TB HDD which I guess would hold all of your user data. You can get a 120 GB SSD for about the same price as a 750 HDD. Put Win 7 and all of your programs on the SSD and your user data on the TB HDD. Your PC will be so much faster it is hard to believe. Your programs will open in one second.
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08 Dec 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not run any OS on a HDD. I still have 6 SSDs and I love them. On my desktops they are all 60GB which cost $60 to $80 these days. For the data you might consider a SSHD. This one was $95 with promo code. Raid is too complex.
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08 Dec 2013   #16
eiranix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My Windows and Program Files folders = about 140GB at the moment so I would need something reasonably bigger than that and then that gets expensive in SDDs...
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08 Dec 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eiranix View Post
My Windows and Program Files folders = about 140GB at the moment so I would need something reasonably bigger than that and then that gets expensive in SDDs...
That could be trimmed down by quite a bit. How big is your RAM.
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08 Dec 2013   #18
eiranix

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

8GB RAM.
Also 140GB is not including most of my steam games which I need to redownload after a steam problem.
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08 Dec 2013   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eiranix View Post
My Windows and Program Files folders = about 140GB at the moment so I would need something reasonably bigger than that and then that gets expensive in SDDs...
You must be referring to some data folders also. The OS is only about 30 GB and I would be hard pressed to believe you have another 100 GB of only programs. == Putting games on the SSD does not serve any purpose. They can be put on the HDD.
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08 Dec 2013   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. get rid of the hiberfile. Run this command - saves 8GB

powercfg -h off

2. Reduce the pagefile to 2GB - saves 6GB

3. Run this program. In the graphic click on the 3 largest chunks and tell us what they are and their size.
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