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Windows 7: System drive dead, looking for an SSD

20 Mar 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Vertex 4 would not have made much of a difference - if any. But if you are looking for a really fast one, get the Vector:

Newegg.com - ocz vector


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20 Mar 2013   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I just suggested the Vertex 4 because it was the exact same price as the Vertex 3. The Vector is really the top of the line for OCZ though.....but a little more than he wanted to pay.
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20 Mar 2013   #13
Norwood

 
 

Yeah, that Vector isn't in my price range. The Vertex 4 was a great suggestion.

Some of us can't afford the absolute bleeding edge greatest.

Middle to upper line is where I tend to buy my stuff.
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20 Mar 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Normally I would agree with you. Middle of the road is usually completely satisfactory - especially when it comes to SSDs for the OS.

Nevertheless, I bought a Vector (#8 in my SSD collection) the other day when it was on sale at Newegg for $139.99 (which I think it still is). It is still sitting on my desk and will go into my desktop in Germany in Mai. I upgrade that desktop with a new board, 16GB RAM and an Ivy Bridge i7.
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21 Mar 2013   #15
Norwood

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Normally I would agree with you. Middle of the road is usually completely satisfactory - especially when it comes to SSDs for the OS.

Nevertheless, I bought a Vector (#8 in my SSD collection) the other day when it was on sale at Newegg for $139.99 (which I think it still is). It is still sitting on my desk and will go into my desktop in Germany in Mai. I upgrade that desktop with a new board, 16GB RAM and an Ivy Bridge i7.
I guess maybe what isn't coming across here is that I needed a drive because my system drive died.

I mentioned that I wasn't financially prepared to get the best one out there at the moment.

However, when I built this computer 3 (or so years ago) these are the components I purchased.


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Quad-Core
ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX
16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI-E
2 x 22" Widescreens
4x 1TB Seagates
Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Liquid Cooling

Each component was top of the line at the time. Now, as I said, I'll be rebuilding it. I came looking for a quick, moderately priced replacement for a drive.

When I rebuild, as I stated, I won't just be looking for quick replacements.
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21 Mar 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Each component was top of the line at the time.
I think this is still a top build - even today. Adding an SSD (any SSD) for the OS will make it fit for a few more years.
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21 Mar 2013   #17
Norwood

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Each component was top of the line at the time.
I think this is still a top build - even today. Adding an SSD (any SSD) for the OS will make it fit for a few more years.
Thank you. I really love this machine.

I'd like to upgrade all of my storage, now that I've been spoiled by an SSD. But that would be terribly expensive. I think I very nice, very large SSD for storage would be great - but that'll be in a few months.

I guess I could kick the video card up a notch or two, but I've yet to meet a game this machine has any trouble with.
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21 Mar 2013   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For large amounts of data the spinners are still the best option. Yes it takes a bit longer to move large files, but so what. I do something else in the meantime. It is for the OS that you want the instant performance - and that you get with the SSD.

I don't need any GPU because I do no games. The Intel 4000 chip is good enough for me.
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21 Mar 2013   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
For large amounts of data the spinners are still the best option. Yes it takes a bit longer to move large files, but so what. I do something else in the meantime. It is for the OS that you want the instant performance - and that you get with the SSD.

I don't need any GPU because I do no games. The Intel 4000 chip is good enough for me.
Couldn't have said it better.
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