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Windows 7: What SSD and HDD should I get for internal?


21 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
What SSD and HDD should I get for internal?

My main HDD in my pre-built Acer is about to die, since when I started it up, it made a loud scratching noise. So now I have to backup everything, so should I just build a whole new computer all together or just buy a new HDD or SSD?
Please give me some links from BestBuy or FutureShop because I am in desperate need of one.

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21 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A hybrid drive offers benefits of both capacity and speed. It will be far cheaper and easier than replacing your whole machine. Your speck wont break any world records but I bet it has run anything you have ever asked it to.
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21 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
A hybrid drive offers benefits of both capacity and speed. It will be far cheaper and easier than replacing your whole machine. Your speck wont break any world records but I bet it has run anything you have ever asked it to.
Can you help me find one in FutureShop or Bestbuy, because I never heard of a Hybrid.
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21 May 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In my book, hybrid drives are so, so. I would never buy one. I suggest you get a SSD. This one is the best on the market right now.

Newegg.com - ocz vector

But there are many other good models. Depends how much you want to spend.
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21 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Newegg as WHS listed above is a good place to shop. I have bought a lot of stuff from them. It beats Best Buy by a mile. They have one day sales that popup and the price will be really good. Go to Newegg and signup and they notify you. Good Luck.
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21 May 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Newegg as WHS listed above is a good place to shop. I have bought a lot of stuff from them. It beats Best Buy by a mile. They have one day sales that popup and the price will be really good. Go to Newegg and signup and they notify you. Good Luck.
+1, absolutely right. I buy all my stuff at Newegg (e.g. 7 SSDs). Can't beat their prices when they have their special deals - which is nearly daily.
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21 May 2013   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Your only problem going SSD is that your internal is currently a 1 TB HDD. 512GB SSDs still seem pretty pricey to me. If you have an extra sata port and space then I'd be looking at a 128GB SSD plus a 1TB HDD. I have an old Acer (first & last) which I ended up recasing and fitting a PCIEx1 to sata card since the Acer only came with 2 sata ports. I then fitted an SSD & HDD.
The other thing is that if your Acer motherboard is Sata 2 and not sata 3 the SSD will have restricted sequential speeds. However, 512k, 4k speeds will blitz the HDD and you will notice a big improvement in performance.

I couldn't link to the old thread so copied it.
Recase an Acer Aspire X1700 X1800 desktop PC Once upon a time I bought and Acer Aspire X1800 (basically the same as X1700). It seemed a good idea at the time. Now it would be a low end+ capable PC.
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
- 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HDD, DVD drive.
- Nvidia 9500GT graphics card
- lots of USB 2 ports, firewire, eSata, serial, Realtek audio.
- PCIe x1 expansion slot

Good 2nd PC but:
- VERY cramped. No room for extra fan cooling.
- HDD and Graphics card have very little ventilation and get very hot! The graphics card is shoved up against the top of the case.
- Vertical mounted DVD unit sounds like a jet engine
- Difficult to get at the HDD
- low power (220W) PSU starting to make noises. Didn't meet eXtreme PSU calculator minimal rating.
- only 2 sata 2 ports

One partial solution to the heat - take the side off and use a fan

With moderate effort I took it apart and moved it across to a Thermaltake V4 with 450W PSU. Cost me $73. Added a PCie x1 sata 2 card (<$30), 128GB SSD with the 1TB HDD.

Side by side comparison
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21 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mines too is pretty cramped, it is a mid-sized tower, lots of USB 2 ports, there is 3 slots for HDDs but I don't where I am going to put any SSD, my PSU is non modular so the wires messy. I am planning to build a new computer this summer, so I could move my GTX 650 Ti, my Psu and all my HDDs over.
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21 May 2013   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are planning a new build then I would just stick a $60 1TB HDD to replace the failing one and use the Acer as a spare.
If you are suggesting using your Acer PSU in your new build then I think that would be a very bad idea. A quality PSU is very important & I'd go for quality like say an Antec PSU. Rating would depend on your purpose but I wouldn't go under 500W.
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22 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
If you are planning a new build then I would just stick a $60 1TB HDD to replace the failing one and use the Acer as a spare.
If you are suggesting using your Acer PSU in your new build then I think that would be a very bad idea. A quality PSU is very important & I'd go for quality like say an Antec PSU. Rating would depend on your purpose but I wouldn't go under 500W.
My Acer has a Crosair CX500 Builders Series which is non modular, so I am thinking of getting a new PSU too.
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