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Windows 7: Boot HDD failed, trying to find a nice SSD.

20 Feb 2014   #1
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 
Boot HDD failed, trying to find a nice SSD.

So the other day, I was in the middle of something VERY important (School stuff) when my HDD (WD Caviar Blue) just failed. Sadly, my mobo does not support SMART so I did not have any clue that is was on the verge of failing. I took my laptop HDD out and put it in my desktop and I'm just using that for the time being. Sadly, I cannot play any of my games because my laptop had a 32 bit OS while my games were a 64 bit install. Also, I cannot install my graphics driver but that is not what I am writing about. I an wondering if this SSD (Transcend Information, Inc TS64GSSD340 - Best Buy) would be a great price to performance drive. since it is 64 GB, I will not be able to install ANYTHING but the OS (I have chosen Windows 8.1 OEM because it is cheaper than the retail and I don't need the support from MS.) Again, does that SSD have a good price-to-performance ratio and, if not, could you suggest a different SSD around the same price and space?


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20 Feb 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Personally Duke I like the Samsungs I run both the 840 and an EVO and never had any problems with them.

A bit more expensive but a whole lot better and more space Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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20 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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20 Feb 2014   #4
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 

Now that I saw that Samsung I might get that instead! I thought they were more expensive. Thanks!
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20 Feb 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dukethedj View Post
Now that I saw that Samsung I might get that instead! I thought they were more expensive. Thanks!
The Pro's are more expensive. The EVO is their low cost model - but pretty popular.
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20 Feb 2014   #6
dukethedj

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 (Temporary)
 
 

OK. I will go with the EVO. Thanks for the suggestion!
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