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Windows 7: Point of getting an SSD?

15 May 2012   #41
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I'm going to be getting a regular hdd first. Let me get this straight though. Only get an SSD if it's big enough for the operating system and your main applications. Use the other hdd for your music, games, pictures, and other things. I guess I'm going to have to get that 500gb hdd since tb's are a little pricey at the moment.


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15 May 2012   #42
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Well I'm going to be getting a regular hdd first. Let me get this straight though. Only get an SSD if it's big enough for the operating system and your main applications. Use the other hdd for your music, games, pictures, and other things. I guess I'm going to have to get that 500gb hdd since tb's are a little pricey at the moment.
I wouldn't bother with an SSD if I couldn't or wouldn't put my applications on it.

60 or 80 GB may be plenty?

If you did not put your apps on it, you would still boot much faster, but you would not be able to take advantage of the performance increase with your applications.

I don't game, but as I understand it, game playing is not improved by SSD. Game loading is, but not playing.
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15 May 2012   #43
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

So like I said, only get it if you have enough room for your OS and applications correct? If that's the case I can probably get a regular hdd this week, and then next week possibly get a 120gb SSD.
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15 May 2012   #44
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I don't game, but as I understand it, game playing is not improved by SSD. Game loading is, but not playing.
You are correct. Levels may load faster, but once you are "in-game" the memory, CPU, and GPU are the only things affecting performance. Most gamers I know put their OS and apps on their SSDs, and then install their games to data drives (HDDs).
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15 May 2012   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Games can go on a spinning drive with no performance hit.
My games load a ton slower when they run from my spinner drive. Obviously game play speed is the same, but load times for cut scenes, starting and stopping the game and other things improve.

People "only" put their games on spinners if they are going to run out of space on their SSD's and don't have the cash to get a bigger SSD.

NewEgg "was" running 1GB Samsung F3's for $79 last night. I picked up 2 of them for work, but I see that they are now $109.
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15 May 2012   #46
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My games load a ton slower when they run from my spinner drive. Obviously game play speed is the same, but load times for cut scenes, starting and stopping the game and other things improve.

NewEgg "was" running 1GB Samsung F3's for $79 last night. I picked up 2 of them for work, but I see that they are now $109.
The cheapest tb I've seen right now is 90 on Tigerdirect.
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15 May 2012   #47
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I jumped on that $79 deal from NewEgg as soon as I saw it. We put backups onto hard drives and send them offsite and I need one for May and June month end backups.
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15 May 2012   #48
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I really wouldn't mind a tb, but I could probably be fine with 500gb. I don't know. The 500gb is 60 right now with 20 off. The price is originally 80 and 500gb more is 10 dollars more... I think the only reason I'm considering it is because of the 20 off for today.
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15 May 2012   #49
DavidE

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Newegg has a Seagate 1TB for $85 right now thru 5/21 with code.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I believe Samsung HD's are now part of Seagate...
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15 May 2012   #50
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Newegg has a Seagate 1TB for $85 right now thru 5/21 with code.

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I believe Samsung HD's are now part of Seagate...
They also have 750's for cheaper than that of Seagate. I'm just not sure if I want to touch Seagate. I've heard many bad things about them recently.
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