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Windows 7: HDD

11 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

can i have a ssd instead of normal HDD?

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11 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

you can but price wise its not worth it, unless you need that slight speed bost
I have 2 sata2 drives in my system and the speed is fine
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11 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I dont want an ssd..I wanted to know if my laptop is capable of supporting an SSD?does it support?
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13 Sep 2010   #14

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Just looking at your specs and that you have SATA2 ports, yes it will support a SSD.
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13 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

If you do a search on Solid State Drives (SSD) which is also listed in Wikipedia, by all technicalities, any system using SATA at this time can use SSD. The performance, however, will vary mostly on the SATA connection, the type of SSD you get and the OS you use.

According to Wikipedia and some tests done by Tom's Hardware Guide and AandTech... Intel so far has pretty good SSD, others have varying results I/O wise. Again, the drawback will be mostly cost, as the biggest SSD is currently in the 250 Gig Range and the range cost is somewhere around 400-500 dollar range.

There are other disadvantages as well, but the biggest one is mostly the cost per gig will be the stumbling point for most people.
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13 Sep 2010   #16

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Good information, Tom's Hardware Guide and AnandTech are two of the best sites for info on any hardware, IMHO.

The SSDs are getting big now, in the next couple of months the 25nm SSDs should be coming out.
This is reported to double the size for roughly the same price, let's hope so.


Biggest I could find.
OCZ Colossus LT Series OCZSSD2-1CLSLT1T 3.5" 1TB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
3.5"
1TB
SATA II
was: $3,200.00
$3,180.00


This is interesting, the cheapest 'top performing' (among the best performers according to AnandTech) 250GB range SSD is the SATA 6GB/s, which is also the fastest. I think they smell the 25nm coming.
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2.5"
256GB
SATA III
$569.99

For the average user a 40-60GB boot drive SSD is all they need, excluding single bay laptops, keep your personal data on a HDD.
You can get good ones from $100 to $150, knock off $10-20 for a good sale.
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13 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

But what are the disadvantages of ssd?
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13 Sep 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Price -> Size ratio.

For example, you can pick up a 1TB WD Black Edition for around $100 USD.

A 40GB Intel SSD will cost about the same, yet its .. 960GB smaller roughly? Thats a huge difference when it comes to storage space.
(I think these run around $120USD, but you can find sales at times for $100)


This is why many suggest running a SSD with Windows and software on it, and keeping all your Music, Pictures, Videos etc on a spinning drive, possibly games as well.


This is really the only downside IMHO, but they are starting to get a bit cheaper and larger sizes.
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13 Sep 2010   #19

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

rite now I have 5400 rpm disk..can I change it to 7200 RPM disk?
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13 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes.

Something like this would be good I think.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136692
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