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Windows 7: Getting new SSD/HDD some suggestions?

15 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Getting new SSD/HDD some suggestions?

Ok so im getting a new SSD/HDD on sunday and I would like some help/suggestions

Ive been told getting an SSD will up my windows rating from 5.6 SATA II HDD. Will it be as simple as getting a new SATA III SSD and installing it? Will my computer work with an SSD? Do I just go and buy it? Any help would be appreciated


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15 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If you post the type of SSD you're looking at then we can compare the minimum requirements to your specs .
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15 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Your computer looks fine to handle most SSD's. Any particular brands, sizes, speeds etc? It'll be easier if we narrow it down.
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15 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I haven't really looked into it. I was thinking of getting one just for the system.

Any brands to get other than others?
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15 Jul 2011   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I know you are in Australia, but go to this US site and look at the ones you like and spend some time reading the customer reviews. You will learn alot and help you make a decision.
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15 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i picked up a 80gb corsair force SSD for 150.00 us it is pretty decent
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15 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

That's good to hear. The reviews weren't. I seemed if you got a good one you were OK, but if not.... So, it's good to hear you got a good one.
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15 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
Ok so im getting a new SSD/HDD on sunday and I would like some help/suggestions

Ive been told getting an SSD will up my windows rating from 5.6 SATA II HDD. Will it be as simple as getting a new SATA III SSD and installing it? Will my computer work with an SSD? Do I just go and buy it? Any help would be appreciated
Your MB supports SATA 6Gbyte so yes it should be a simple operation to install a SATA3 SSD. You need to make sure that your BIOS is set to AHCI and then you can install windows just like on a HDD.
If you have any more questions just ask away, there are a lot of people here who can help

PS in answer to your other question I use Vertex2 SSD's and am very happy with them
and that's good advice from essenbe!
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15 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

I would recommend a Crucial C300 or M4. They have great 6 Gb/s performance and are reliable and you can get them for a good price.
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15 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

The site below should give you a good idea of what brands to buy.

Best SSD & HDD April 2011 | Hardware Revolution

I'm also Victorian, so if we can find a good product, I can help you find a store around your area that sells them cheap. I know a few small computer shops that sell hardware and components just as cheap as buying online.

Anyway, some good brands that sell SDDs/HDDs in my opinion are (in no particular order):
I've linked all of them to their websites if you want to have a browse of them. I have both WD and Seagate hard drives and they're great. The rest I haven't used but Intel is generally a good brand so it's safe to trust their products. Samsung is also pretty big in the technology industry so it would be safe to assume that their decent too. I've never used Corsair or OCZ products but from what I've heard, they're quite good.

By the way, what's your price range? And would you prefer space or speed? Hard drives have more space by far but solid state drives are a lot faster.
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