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Windows 7: Best SSD(solid state drive) for Windows7

25 Jun 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nate,

It behaves exactly like a normal hard drive, but way faster. For the older SSD drive I'm currently using, I find it best to install everything on it that you can, and just use the normal drive for backups and storage since speed it not as important for these and space is at a premium on the SSD.


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26 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Brink, If you are reading this (or anyone else) How do you secure a 2.5" SSD into a desktop tower? I am looking at something like this.

Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive Converter - Black - HDD Accessories

But it's the only one I can find. Are there other ways of doing it.
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26 Jun 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Nate,

That would work just fine.

LOL, I used cable ties to mount mine securely in the 3.5" bay. Funny, but it works great.
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26 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Cool thanks. One way or the other they just use standard SATA power and data I guess. I'll figure it out. Thanks again.
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26 Jun 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, they're power and data connections are just like a normal SATA hard drive's.
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14 Sep 2009   #16

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
What's the best way to use one of these? Run the OS from it and run programs from it then use a regular drive for storage? Is this the best way to do it?
yep - install the OS on it and any other progs that you feel will benefit from the SSD environment

- MSOffice does particularly well, and you can divert the storage element of such progs to the other HDD, to save SSD space..

- I also store my MP3's on the normal drive - WMP12 gives you this option..
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14 Sep 2009   #17
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sigbart, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Patriot Memory Torqz 128 GB SSD drive is a real good one. It's one of the latest and fastest available. Sequential Read: up to 260MB/s Sequential Write: up to 180MB/s. I believe it goes for around $400 though at Newegg.com.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Helped me to cast my fears aside and order one.
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14 Sep 2009   #18

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
What's the best way to use one of these? Run the OS from it and run programs from it then use a regular drive for storage? Is this the best way to do it?
YES -- and -- YES

See my post here for OCZ Vertex 30G install on Win 7 w/D: drive for storage

Installed 30G Solid State Drive / Win 7 RTM
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14 Sep 2009   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charlie9292 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
What's the best way to use one of these? Run the OS from it and run programs from it then use a regular drive for storage? Is this the best way to do it?
YES -- and -- YES

See my post here for OCZ Vertex 30G install on Win 7 w/D: drive for storage

Installed 30G Solid State Drive / Win 7 RTM
I have the 60GB Vertex. I thought that 30GB would be too small once you start installing Programs, have an ever growing winsxs and some shadowstorage too. I am sure, 30GB is fine for the initial installation, but what about down the road?
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14 Sep 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Patriot and the Intel both come highly recommended. I just pulled the trigger myself this weekend on the 2nd generation Intel X-25M 80GB drive. While it doesn't boast as high of a sequential write performance stat as the Patriot....it's performance in random writes (the majority of what your machine does day to day) is steller and thus usually is the reason that the Intel X-25m is often crowned the best achiever.

From a cost perspective, you need to look around for the best prices on the 2nd generation Intel X-25M. The new 32nm technology allowed Intel to lower their costs...however retails still want to gouge on the price because they can still sell them. I believe the MSRP on the 80GB drive is only around $250..however retailers like NewEgg are still charging $379 for this drive.

I picked up my Intel drive from ToshibaDirect. They currently offer the 80GB for $249 and the 160GB for $473.
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