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Windows 7: I need some reassuring on SSDs

11 Dec 2011   #21
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

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I've just had a read on Gibibytes and Gigabytes, I suppose that's the mathematics you were talking about - rather confusing :S
Yeah, that's what you get when you fall asleep in school when they teach binary - lol.
Well, we learned binary but in traditional bits and bytes as opposed to IEC. I suppose this means that Windows is displaying the drive data capacity in GiB instead of GB am I right?

This is what I've read http://www.brettbits.com/Text/MissingHardDriveSpace/


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11 Dec 2011   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Windows displays the capacity in binary. What is on the box when you buy a disk is in decimal. And since there are 1024 bytes in 1KB in binary (and not 1000), you get a number that is 7% smaller (in the GB range). http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2007/09/gigabyte-decimal-vs-binary.html
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11 Dec 2011   #23
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Well I suppose I have enough info to keep me happy.

But if you could maybe tell me how to put my user files on a different drive then that would be quite useful
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11 Dec 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Well I suppose I have enough info to keep me happy.

But if you could maybe tell me how to put my user files on a different drive then that would be quite useful
Very simple - rather than changing the default location (which is one option) but can make problems if you don't do it right, I prefer this easy method:

1. Define a partition on your HDD
2. Define those folders in that partition: Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos
3. Right click on each of those folders and INCLUDE it into the corresponding library
4. Move your files to those folders - where they belong

In your library structure you will then find those folders - in F: in my case )see Pic). The big advantage is that all the folders that the system and the programs generate are clearly seperated from your own folders because they go to the default folder - and there will be quite some, especially in Documents.

I also have some additional libraries (which do not show in the Pic) that I defined myself. But that is optional depending on your whim.


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11 Dec 2011   #25
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

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11 Dec 2011   #26
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys
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12 Dec 2011   #27
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

My ocz 120gb drive has 120.4gb of space lol was expecting 111gb because of the 7% rule lol

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12 Dec 2011   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think most concerns with SSD's are unfounded and mostly FUD.
  1. Many things were initially speculated
  2. Many who are concerned are those who haven't purchased one yet
  3. Those with a negative opinion of something are often the loudest on the web.

I have a couple of Intel drives and am 100% satisfied with them.

I agree 100% on the USE of a UPS. These are nowhere near as expensive as some might believe. I can often find 500-550VA APC brand for around $50-$60 like this one.
Newegg.com - APC Back-UPS ES BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts (4) NEMA 5-15R (Battery Backup) (4) NEMA 5-15R (Surge Protection) Outlets UPS
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