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Windows 7: Point of getting an SSD?

17 May 2012   #101
ignatzatsonic

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Last time I was in the movies was in 1964 and have not watched TV in years (at least not in the US).
You are much better off for it.


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17 May 2012   #102
UnknownReverent

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I think my topic went a little in the opposite direction, lol. It is nice to hear opinions from others though.
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17 May 2012   #103
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I think my topic went a little in the opposite direction, lol. It is nice to hear opinions from others though.
What blanks do we still have to fill in for you.
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17 May 2012   #104
UnknownReverent

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First of all, if anyone can manage to find a decent priced 1tb HDD, then let me know. So far I found a Seagate 1tb for 85. I'll be buying this tomorrow if I can't find another. Second, is OCZ a good SSD? Third, I'm assuming a 120gb SSD and a 1tb HDD would be good enough for what I want? I'll have my data on the tb, my OS on the SSD as well as a few of my applications. I'm not sure if I want the few games I have on the SSD or HDD. I'll be getting the SSD about a week after Friday so I have some time to decide and see if I find a better price on that as well.
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17 May 2012   #105
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Second, is OCZ a good SSD? Third, I'm assuming a 120gb SSD and a 1tb HDD would be good enough for what I want?.
Most people would probably point you to Crucial, Intel, or Samsung SSDs.

120 GB SSD is plenty big enough for most situations, but if you have 20 large games to install, some will probably have to go on the 1 TB HDD.

Windows 7 and 50 random applications probably won't take over 30 or 40 GB.
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17 May 2012   #106
UnknownReverent

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I was debating to put my games on the tb HDD anyways.
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17 May 2012   #107
whs
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OCZ is fine. I have 3 of them and never had any problems. But there were a couple of models that were defunct. You have to read the reader comments on the Newegg site.

For reliability, Intels are probably the best. I have two 3 year old Intels and they are still going strong. But they are also the most expensive.

Although I own a Crucial M4, I would probably not buy it again. There were some negative reports too.

The last one I bought (from Newegg) is a 60GB Mushkin Chronos for less than $70. It is still sitting on my desk, so I cannot say how it might perform. The 120GB model costs $103. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226236
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17 May 2012   #108
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
First of all, if anyone can manage to find a decent priced 1tb HDD, then let me know. So far I found a Seagate 1tb for 85. I'll be buying this tomorrow if I can't find another.
That is probably about the best price going right now. A few days ago, NewEgg was running a Samsung 1TB for $79, but they currently $109 for the drive.


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Second, is OCZ a good SSD?
Yes, overall they are good drives. I would have some concerns with reliability. My preference is Intel or Corsair.

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Third, I'm assuming a 120gb SSD and a 1tb HDD would be good enough for what I want?
Maybe, it all depends upon how much data you have to store. Only you will be able to tell.
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17 May 2012   #109
UnknownReverent

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At the moment I don't even fill much of the failing 640gb hard drive I have.
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17 May 2012   #110
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, if you plan on having the same or similar storage needs, and you currently don't fill 640GB, you should be just fine with 1,120GB (assuming you have the 120GB SSD).
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