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Windows 7: SSD Questions

03 Feb 2012   #1
Fatal1ty

 
SSD Questions

Hey can someone give me some advice on an ssd? as am thinking of buying a Kingston 64GB. and currently own one western digital green 1Tb and a Samsung 7200rpm hdd. here is my question:
If I install my OS on a 64GB ssd do I have to have to install all my programmes and stuff on the ssd or can I have it all on one of my larger hardrives? as I don't think a 64GB SSD will hold all my programmes and docs.

So the question is can I use the ssd as just an OS Boot drive?

And what would you say would be the best ssd out of crucial and kingston? I have noticed crucial ssd's go for a little more on ebay.
thanks in advance


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03 Feb 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, you can just have your OS on the SSD if you like, and keep your installed programmes on the 1TB - that is perfectly acceptable.

You can go about this in two ways:

1. Transfer your existing OS installation from the HDD to the SSD:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

or

2. Do a fresh/clean install:
Clean Install Windows 7

When you do a clean install to the SSD, be sure to physically unplug your 1TB Samsung until the installation is complete, to prevent some of the system files being installed to the HDD.

My own personal preference is Option 2.

I think the Crucial has a better performance and reputation than Kingston, hence the price.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Feb 2012   #3
Fatal1ty

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Yes, you can just have your OS on the SSD if you like, and keep your installed programmes on the 1TB - that is perfectly acceptable.

You can go about this in two ways:

1. Transfer your existing OS installation from the HDD to the SSD:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

or

2. Do a fresh/clean install:
Clean Install Windows 7

When you do a clean install to the SSD, be sure to physically unplug your 1TB Samsung until the installation is complete, to prevent some of the system files being installed to the HDD.

My own personal preference is Option 2.

I think the Crucial has a better performance and reputation than Kingston, hence the price.

Regards,
Golden
thank you for quick reply! will seek time be quicker using the ssd even if I have the programmes and documents stored on a 1tb hdd?
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03 Feb 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, you will see a significant increase in performance. Adding an SSD is the single biggest improvement you can make to a system.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Feb 2012   #5
Fatal1ty

 

Thanks for all the info!
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03 Feb 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No worries - glad to help
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