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Windows 7: Win 7 with XP on 2nd drive

17 Mar 2015   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rather than spending the money on the 1TB drive, I would buy a 120GB SSD for $53 to run the OS and use the old HDD for the data.

Amazon.com: Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive with Adapter (SV300S37A/120G): Computers & Accessories


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17 Mar 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

+1. An SSD is lightning-fast, the best upgrade you can have, better than buying a new high-end PC without one!
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17 Mar 2015   #13
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The storage will benefit her more. The 1TB was only $50. My wife's aunt won't notice the speed increase the SSD would give. Not a power user. Genealogy is primary use.
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17 Mar 2015   #14
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My personal desktop and my ROG G750 both have Samsung 840 EVO 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.
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17 Mar 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have never known anybody that goes from a hard drive to a SSD that didn't notice the speed increase.

SSD's are very fast and reliable. As Wolfgang has posted they are also priced right.

The only problem I have experience with SSD's is they are habit forming.
Once you use one you will want more of them.
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17 Mar 2015   #16
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Lol, yeah, but my point is that it isn't an issue. She will love the speed increase she will be getting just by moving from the older computer to the newer one. Her original query of me was about putting a bigger hard drive in it, as she was running out of space. I was going to sell this rig, and decided to give it to her instead. She will be pleased.
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17 Mar 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

What's not to like,
Newer machine and a larger hdd
Although a 1tb hdd for 25.us hope it holds up :/
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17 Mar 2015   #18
miztrniceguy

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

1TB for $25? Where's that deal? I paid $50
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