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Windows 7: Ssd/hdd?

12 Sep 2015   #1
skipper84

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Ssd/hdd?

Hi. Thinking of getting a new Hard Drive or SSD. I need both at some point as my HDD making a humming sound which I no its the HDD as I unplugged it and the noise went away. I was thinking what is best. Having SSD for operating system and HDD for games like I got now. Or. Buy 1 500GB SSD and have OS and games on both?.

SSD now is crucial 120GB and a rubbish old Seagate 500GB.

The SSD is size is 10cm by 7CM on a asus h61m-k motherboard. I think my max speed is 3gb as some are 6gb. if you no what I mean for this board.


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12 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Personally I prefer a larger ssd and keep everything on c drive
Back up personal files on a exterior hdd

Crucial ssd's are good I have 2 mx100 256gb's and a couple 120gb
I also have a couple 500gb Samsung 850 evo ssd's

Prices are pretty good for the 500gb models for either although I believe it's the BX models for Crucial.
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12 Sep 2015   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

First and foremost, make sure you have a good system image of your current hdd. That will make things much easier for you if your hdd fails before you replace it.

Most use a smaller ssd (120GB or so) for OS and programs with a secondary hdd for data. That works well if you're using a desktop. For a laptop, you're usually restricted to a single drive so a larger ssd (500GB makes sense).

You don't need to worry about the physical dimensions of the drive itself, that is standardized. You just need to make sure you get a 2.5" drive. The 2.5" measurement actually refers to the diameter of the disks in an hdd which doesn't make sense for an ssd so when you see a 2.5" ssd advertised it really means that it uses the same physical dimensions as a 2.5" hdd.

You don't need to worry about the 3/6GB SATA interface either. The 2 are interchangeable but you won't get the faster speed unless both are 6GB. If either the SATA controller or the drive itself is 3GB while the other is 6GB, everything will work fine but transfer speed will be 3GB. I don't know if your mobo supports 6GB SATA but pretty much any new drive you buy (ssd or hdd) will support 6GB.
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12 Sep 2015   #4
skipper84

64bit
 
 

Thanks both.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...odid=HD-055-CR I was thinking of getting this one. I only want a cheap one for now as in 18 month will be buying a all new PC.
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12 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The BX series have good numbers but a few less gb's than the MX series
But Crucial's are reasonably priced for sure
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