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Windows 7: SSD choices...your opinions please

16 Dec 2010   #11
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I agree Cheese.........getting the OCZ today, and will post back with a WEI comparison once its done.


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16 Dec 2010   #12
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's all Golden !
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16 Dec 2010   #13
kodi

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Pccasegear have them for $149
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17 Dec 2010   #14
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thanks for all the options for SSD's - especially the folk from Australia.I'll definately check out those sites next time, but I got the OCZ anyway (I couldn't wait any longer!).

WOW! I am impressed with the speed of these things! Even the OS installation was blindingly fast! This is how I set it up:

OCZ Vertex 60GB - C: 60GB (29GB free)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Microsoft Office 2010 (left out Access, SharePoint etc. and just kept the basics)
Norton Internet Security 2011
Malwarebytes 1.50

2x Samsung F3 SpinPoints in RAID0 - E: 1TB
Various Data.

On the SSD, I turned off "System Restore" (I'll use Macrium to create an image and restoration disk) and also the Defragmentation schedule. I'm still contemplating whether or not to install STEAM and BFBC2 to the SSD or the E:. What do you recommend? I've just left the pagefile where Windows wanted to put it (SSD I guess) since I have 8Gb RAM, which I imagine is enough to not require much page file activity?

Is there anything else I need to consider in order to keep the SSD as clean as I can?

Thanks again for all the help. SSD's are definately the way to go!

Golden

BTW : here is the WEI. The disk WEI went from 5.9 to 7.7 - not half bad!


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17 Dec 2010   #15
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Golden,
That's great news on the drives, don't you just love hitting Outlook and pop there it is, hit word and pop there it is. Man there's no waiting, I run my AV more because it screams through the process. If you ever have used Photoshop it's a real heavy program and it opens in a flash. I suggest running all the program updates several times and there will never be a need to defrag so get that out of your mind.....never defrag. Disk clean up yes. Steam and other gaming programs I leave off my SSD but that's me. As long as you don't reduce you SSD drives resources below 15% then I think your good but I'm not the expert here maybe others have run their SSD's free space lower?
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17 Dec 2010   #16
Beginning

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@ linnemeyerhere - Yup... you were right..... This thing rocks. Installed windows in 20 mins. I've got a few bigger programs like OOO, PSP10 and of course the browser. They all seemed to startup rather chunky even on my system. But now they pop up in under 2 secs. On startup I don't even see a welcome screen.
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17 Dec 2010   #17
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Too Cool !
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17 Dec 2010   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Jump or wait on Gen3? Decisions, decisions. $180 90GB and $20 rebate!

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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17 Dec 2010   #19
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hopalong,
Do you like most of us also have a laptop, if so then I say jump on it! Use it in the desktop till the Gen 3's fall in price and capacities increase then jump again and put the 90 in the lappy!
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17 Dec 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Jump or wait on Gen3? Decisions, decisions. $180 90GB and $20 rebate!

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Watch out. This is a 3.5" - no good for a laptop. I bought the 2.5" version form Newegg for $145 after $20 MIR.
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