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Windows 7: Point of getting an SSD?

15 May 2012   #31
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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In my latest sale flyer from the Egg they have a Hitachi 500GB 7200 rpm HD on sale for ~$60 - thru today with promo code...

Newegg.com - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I think yesterday the sale was a Samsung F3 500/7200 for 60 or 70 bucks...
It looks like that sale is only for today.
that's what i tried to point out...

The egg does have different sales - daily and hourly (Shell Shocker).
you snooze, you loose...

with new egg you can sign up for "sales emails", and more...i do...


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15 May 2012   #32
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
In my latest sale flyer from the Egg they have a Hitachi 500GB 7200 rpm HD on sale for ~$60 - thru today with promo code...

Newegg.com - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I think yesterday the sale was a Samsung F3 500/7200 for 60 or 70 bucks...
It looks like that sale is only for today.
that's what i tried to point out...

The egg does have different sales - daily and hourly (Shell Shocker).
you snooze, you loose...

with new egg you can sign up for "sales emails", and more...i do...
I've heard good things about WD, bad about Seagate, and I haven't really heard much about Hitachi. 60 for 500gb really isn't bad at all. I was looking at the refurbished, but I'm not sure I'd trust those.
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15 May 2012   #33
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I've heard good and bad about all of them.

From my SF specs:
"Hard Drives Samsung F3 1TB (3), Several others - WD, Seagate, Hitachi, ... "

Personally i wouldn't buy/trust a refurbished HD, but maybe that's just me.

I also tend to "retire" a HD before it dies, due to increased capacity and lower cost.
The flood price increase has put a halt to that for now...
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15 May 2012   #34
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I've heard good and bad about all of them.

From my SF specs:
"Hard Drives Samsung F3 1TB (3), Several others - WD, Seagate, Hitachi, ... "

Personally i wouldn't buy/trust a refurbished HD, but maybe that's just me.

I also tend to "retire" a HD before it dies, due to increased capacity and lower cost.
The flood price increase has put a halt to that for now...
I wouldn't mind a tb, but they're not cheap.
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15 May 2012   #35
DavidE

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Totally agree
I was looking into getting some multi TB HD's when the flood hit and prices skyrocketed.

I'm still waiting for pre flood prices, but I'm not in a "failure" situation...
For HTPC, seems there is never enough capacity
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15 May 2012   #36
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have a 640gb and I don't even use 200gb of it. So the 500gb would be fine, but who knows for how long. I'm upgrading my computer completely so I'll probably end up playing more games.
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15 May 2012   #37
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
I have a 640gb and I don't even use 200gb of it. So the 500gb would be fine, but who knows for how long. I'm upgrading my computer completely so I'll probably end up playing more games.
I'm not sure how to answer that other than,
buying a 500 GB HD, at least you would be moving from the Russian roulette game to the Craps table...
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15 May 2012   #38
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've had pretty much every brand of hard drive fail on me, but the most that have died on me in the last 10 years is Western Digital.
Now, I am not saying WD is bad since you have to factor in the amount of WD drives I have bought vs other brands.
I've bought around 50 WD drives in the past 10 years as well as 2 Seagates, and 3 Samsungs. WD is my personal drive of choice, but I'll buy a Seagate if the price is good.
I run my system 24/7 with all 6 Hard drives spinning. System used to have 9 Hard drives, but I was buying 2TB drives when they were on sale and replacing the smaller drives.

I recently had to remove a Seagate 1.5TB drive when I installed the Crucial 128GB SSD since I only have 8 SATA ports: 1 SSD, 6 HD, 1 DVD-RW.

Right now, the 128GB Crucial seems to be on sale quite often for $99. It was $99 yesterday at Buy.com, but is now $125 today.
Check Amazon, Newegg, and other retailers if you are planning on shopping online for one.

Amazon currently has the 256GB Crucial on sale for $239 with Transfer kit (the drive alone was recently on sale for $199, which is a helluva price, sold out before I could order one), I ordered one yesterday along with a cheap SATA PCI-e card so I don't have to remove another hard drive.
I'll be putting some games and apps on the 256GB
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15 May 2012   #39
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The sweet spot for pricing right now is the 128 GB drive size. That's more than enough for the OS and your applications.
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15 May 2012   #40
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Then I guess it doesn't really matter until I can actually afford one. I wouldn't be able to afford a bigger one than 60gb for a little while.
There are SSD sales going on at Newegg nearly all the time.

60 gigs is enough for Windows and all apps for most people. 80 or 120 would be big enough for virtually everybody. I use only 29 gigs out of 80 available on my SSD.

Games can go on a spinning drive with no performance hit.

Intel, Samsung, and Crucial are 3 good SSD brands.
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