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Windows 7: SSD is it worth it?


23 Aug 2012   #1

 
 
SSD is it worth it?

Is it worth purchasing an OCZ Technology 120GB Agility 3 Series SSD SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" just for every day use? Whats the life span of this etc?
I heard something about page files etc, what exactly is this and why would it affect?

My system specs are filled in, if you need to check them out.

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23 Aug 2012   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there

there have been a whole slew of threads on this - so to save you the trouble of re-reading them -- answer is an EMPHATIC YES.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I agree. I use the OCZ Agility 3 series on my system (see my specs). I leave the Page File settings to the System Managed defaults, but have my user profiles (other than the administrative account created when installing the OS and the built-in Administrator account, which I enable and log in to in order to create its profile but then log out and immediately disable) set to use a dedicated partition on one of my HDDs.
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23 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I wouldn't worry about the page file stuff. Just turn off the recommended services and you're good to go.
Also, you may want to give this one a look........
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hint: Google it for a cheaper price.
It gets some good reviews and has a 5 year warranty.
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23 Aug 2012   #5

 
 

Is it true you can only write to it so many times before it collapses? Is this covered by warrenty?
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23 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just get the SSD and enjoy it.
Warning SSD's are habit forming and will extend your computing pleasure.
Consult your doctor.
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23 Aug 2012   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewHirst View Post
Is it true you can only write to it so many times before it collapses? Is this covered by warrenty?
Sure.

It's also true of ordinary HDDs.

The question is how many.


Answer: more than you think or will likely need in the next 10 years.

They are warrantied by time, not number of writes.

The so-called "problem" with over-writing is grossly over-exaggerated for any normal usage profile.
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23 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Intel warranties are 5 years. They don't care how many read/wright their is or was.
In 5 years SSD will be old hat and we will be looking forward to the new goody they come with.
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23 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And always remember, if you do magically somehow hit that limit on the SSD, it just stops writing new files. You should still be able to read the files that are on the drive.

SSD's make a very noticeable difference. I have a few Intels and I like them quite a lot.
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23 Aug 2012   #10

 
 

So I don't have to worry about moving the pagefile? And won't have to worry playing games on it etc, because by the time it dies, something New will be out?
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