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Windows 7: New ssd for 80

17 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium
 
 
New ssd for 80

Hey guys I was told that getting an ssd would be a great next minor upgrade for a low price I was wondering what size should I get and would it need to be ran in raid? or how can it be set to just have my os and maybe a few files but my bulk files to be saved to my hdd?

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17 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

For that price, you can get a 120-128GB SSD.

You wouldn't run it in RAID. There was a mode for some Intel motherboards called Smart Response Technology:

Smart Response Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It used a smallish SSD (32 GB or smaller) as a cache for a mechanical HD. That required a RAID setup.

I recommend using a 120GB drive for the OS and applications. Set the SATA controller to AHCI.
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18 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

An SSD is the single, biggest upgrade for a system that is running off a HDD. No other component upgrade can do what an SSD can do. I can fully recommend a Samsung 830 SSD if you can find them, the new model is out and the 830's are going fast!

Do a clean install of Windows 7 on the SSD and put drivers and updates on it and then install your programs. Anything other than that needs to go on the HDD.......ie the User's folder, any music/pictures/documents/videos. Get rid of your hibernation file as it usually reserves quite a bit of space. Adjust your pagefile and system restore to something a little more reasonable as well. That should have you taken care of!

Kelly
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