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Windows 7: Disk drive recommendation

28 Oct 2015   #11
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Can't fit in 120 GB. Nor 256. Just barely into 500 GB. I have 160 GB of piano library software, mostly digital audio. That's on top of everything else on the C: drive.


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28 Oct 2015   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You aren't reading what bigmck and others have been saying to you:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
<snip> Only put Win 7 and a few programs that you use a lot on it and everything else on the HDD. You won't believe the difference.
You don't have to have everything on the C drive. A common strategy is to put only Windows on the SSD, and a few other small programs that you want to load very quickly, and put the bulk of your other programs and your data on the spinning drive. If you have a large piano program, put it on the spinning drive. It doesn't have to go on C. That way, you can buy a cheaper (smaller) SSD, get the high speed, and still have your spinning drive for storage for large programs and data.
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29 Oct 2015   #13
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Nope. The piano libraries benefit from speed. If I were to trouble myself with an SSD migration, they'd have to move to the SSD. And as I said earlier, it's not clear whether this computer can handle an SSD. Maybe my next computer will have one.

Now that I'm at home, I see that my D: drive is a 500 GB Seagate ST3500418AS. That's out of stock at most shops, but Seagate has the newer 500 GB ST500DM002 ($55 from Seagate) or the 1 TB ST1000DM003 ($60 from Seagate, $50 from Amazon). If these are as fast as their 5-year-old cousin, I'm sold.
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29 Oct 2015   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by margrave View Post
Nope. The piano libraries benefit from speed. If I were to trouble myself with an SSD migration, they'd have to move to the SSD. And as I said earlier, it's not clear whether this computer can handle an SSD. Maybe my next computer will have one.
You have an i7, that will handle a SSD. If it will handle SATA, it will handle a SSD. To give you an idea of how fast a PC boots with a SSD, when booting with a HDD you see four colored dots come up and join to form the Windows logo. With an SSD, you see the four dots, but it boots before you see the Windows logo. You could solve you speed problem with a few bucks spent.
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