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Windows 7: Replacement Primary HDD Options

01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Replacement Primary HDD Options


I am currently using an old 250GB PATA HDD as my primary drive. It's an old drive as is starting to sound "rough" to say the least, I guess through wear and tear (it's about 7yrs old), and so I'm looking to replace it.

My options are use the SATA disc from my portable 2.5'' 250GB as an internal drive with an 3.5'' - 2.5'' adapter or splash out on a low capacity SDD (60GB).

I'd like to know if there's any down sides to using a 2.5'' drive with an adapter and if a low capacity SDD would be worth the money (as I have a 1.5TB drive for data).


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01 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

You've missed telling us the critical bits. What is the primary HDD loaded with and how large is all the OS and software currently taking up. In a word with HDD's higher in cost with the floods in their country of origin and with SSD's falling to historic low prices. In my opinion and many here the best upgrade would be the purchase of a 64gb minimum or likely a 128gb SSD like I use 2 of and just set my girlfriends system up with my old 64gb. Once you set this up via your sata connection and see first hand the speed which it loads and opens programs you'll thank us !
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