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Windows 7: Need help picking out a SSD from Newegg

16 Aug 2013   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Need help picking out a SSD from Newegg

I've been wanting to try my first SSD and have been looking at this one. Newegg.com - Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT080A4K5 2.5" 80GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) This is my motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0) Would these be compatible and a good choice? or does Newegg maybe, have a better drive for about the same money? My pc has about 40GB on it and I have another tower I use to do my dvd burning on. All advice will be appreciated Thanks!


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16 Aug 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

That SSD will work just fine, but for five dollars less you could get 120 GB Samsung SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

Jerry
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16 Aug 2013   #3
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
That SSD will work just fine, but for five dollars less you could get 120 GB Samsung SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

Jerry
I'll check that out sounds good to me! Thanks!
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16 Aug 2013   #4
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get and Intel or Samsung
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16 Aug 2013   #5
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just ordered the samsung 840 hopefully, I will be able to transfer my present drive contents to the new drive. Thanks very much folks!
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16 Aug 2013   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I have that same drive I'm sure you will be happy, have a look at these two tutorials while you wait.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7


Jerry
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17 Aug 2013   #7
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I have that same drive I'm sure you will be happy, have a look at these two tutorials while you wait.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7


Jerry
It kind of looks like Greek to me but, I'm going to keep reading I'm used to just using my entire hard drive as one large partition. I've never tried creating separate partitions. Thanks Again!
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17 Aug 2013   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
You can't go wrong with the Samsung 840 series - the 256 GB version doesn't actually cost much more than the 120 GB one and it might be handier if you run things like Virtual machines too.

With the samsung's you get a USB==>SATA adapter too so you can use these as external disks --handy to copy your OS to before you remove the old HDD (laptop).

Cheers
jimbo


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17 Aug 2013   #9
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have a portable 500GB usb drive that I keep a backup image of both my pc towers on could that be used to install to the ssd? Thanks!
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17 Aug 2013   #10
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

After doing some reading, I might be better off to just do a fresh install from my universal disc I have and backup my photos and other important files on a couple usb drives I have.
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