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Windows 7: System Upgrade after about 3 years

30 May 2013   #21
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

So:

This One - Samsung 840 Series 250 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (MZ-7TD250BW)
Has the advantage that it costs about 4K less and might be delivered in sync with all the rest of the stuff.

or

This One - Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (MZ-7PD256BW)
Costs more, may be delivered later. But has about 6GB more than the 1st one.


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30 May 2013   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

They are both good and I was able to grab one of the last 830's left. I would for cost be tempted to grab the non-pro version but don't......get the Pro Series. I also have two of these and they rock as well !

This one has the transfer cable and software and it's a nice bit of kit:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...185&CatId=5300
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30 May 2013   #23
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How would an SSD stand up to random power outages?
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30 May 2013   #24
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I don't think any computer component likes this type of interruption or the voltage spikes up or down. I suggest everyone get a appropriate sized UPS.

APC BR1300G UPS - Newegg.com
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31 May 2013   #25
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Well guys,

I had a long think, and then decided that I will shelve the SSD idea for a little while.

My 1KVA APC UPS has given me nearly 7 years of trouble-free service, with only two battery replacements in that perdiod.

However it is now beginning to show its age, with line detection failing and drastically reduced backup time.

Therefore I have decided that for now, instead of the SSD, I shall buy a new 1500VA APC UPS, especially considering the heavier load from the new parts, and the deteriorating power situation here.

The SSD shall make a triumphant return in the near future.

Thank you guys for your support and encouragement.

I will keep this post updated as I receive the new parts and start the system upgrade.

@Archer:
If you are still in this thread, I was thinking of selling the old parts (motherboard and CPU out of warranty I am afraid), and using the proceeds to fund the SSD.

Realistically, what could I get for the following?

1) Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R (Rev 1.1) - 2009
2) CPU - Intel Core2Quad Q9550 - 2009
3) RAM - Transcend JetRam DDR2 800MHz 8GB (4GB x 2) - 2009
4) PSU - Coolermaster Silent Pro M600 (RS600-AMBA-D3) - June 2012
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31 May 2013   #26
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Well guys,

I had a long think, and then decided that I will shelve the SSD idea for a little while.

My 1KVA APC UPS has given me nearly 7 years of trouble-free service, with only two battery replacements in that perdiod.

However it is now beginning to show its age, with line detection failing and drastically reduced backup time.

Therefore I have decided that for now, instead of the SSD, I shall buy a new 1500VA APC UPS, especially considering the heavier load from the new parts, and the deteriorating power situation here.

The SSD shall make a triumphant return in the near future.

Thank you guys for your support and encouragement.

I will keep this post updated as I receive the new parts and start the system upgrade.

@Archer:
If you are still in this thread, I was thinking of selling the old parts (motherboard and CPU out of warranty I am afraid), and using the proceeds to fund the SSD.

Realistically, what could I get for the following?

1) Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R (Rev 1.1) - 2009
2) CPU - Intel Core2Quad Q9550 - 2009
3) RAM - Transcend JetRam DDR2 800MHz 8GB (4GB x 2) - 2009
4) PSU - Coolermaster Silent Pro M600 (RS600-AMBA-D3) - June 2012

Well in India like you said there still selling P4's I would suspect you could get a good chunk for it just being a little more on the cutting edge then what these guys are trying to stick people with pretty sad to here that in 2013 they still try to put decade old hardware on store shelves
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31 May 2013   #27
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Between the two choices the UPS isn't the sexy choice but it's the best and more sound choice especially with the power delivery issues you mention. If sounds like it won't be to long before you get the SSD and believe me when I tell you it will forever change how you look at them. Good choice, smart UPS choice....lol !
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03 Jun 2013   #28
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Well guys,

I had a long think, and then decided that I will shelve the SSD idea for a little while.

My 1KVA APC UPS has given me nearly 7 years of trouble-free service, with only two battery replacements in that perdiod.

However it is now beginning to show its age, with line detection failing and drastically reduced backup time.

Therefore I have decided that for now, instead of the SSD, I shall buy a new 1500VA APC UPS, especially considering the heavier load from the new parts, and the deteriorating power situation here.

The SSD shall make a triumphant return in the near future.

Thank you guys for your support and encouragement.

I will keep this post updated as I receive the new parts and start the system upgrade.

@Archer:
If you are still in this thread, I was thinking of selling the old parts (motherboard and CPU out of warranty I am afraid), and using the proceeds to fund the SSD.

Realistically, what could I get for the following?

1) Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R (Rev 1.1) - 2009
2) CPU - Intel Core2Quad Q9550 - 2009
3) RAM - Transcend JetRam DDR2 800MHz 8GB (4GB x 2) - 2009
4) PSU - Coolermaster Silent Pro M600 (RS600-AMBA-D3) - June 2012

Well in India like you said there still selling P4's I would suspect you could get a good chunk for it just being a little more on the cutting edge then what these guys are trying to stick people with pretty sad to here that in 2013 they still try to put decade old hardware on store shelves
Hey pillainp..sorry, I was out of town for sometime....Well, If you are trying to sell..I will suggest selling in your state first. You might get high amount for that. And then try online for selling in rest of India. For all the hardware you have mentioned (Cabinet missing, If you can add that as well), you can get somewhere around 4000Rs to 4500Rs (70 to 75 $) for your old rig.

@Solarstarshines..In India we do sell Intel 3rd Generation CPUs......but in some parts P4's are still available and that's a shock to me as well..
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03 Jun 2013   #29
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

@archer:

Thanks for the reply.

If that is all I can hope to get, I think I will donate it to somebody who could use a computer. All they would need would be a HDD (I may even throw one of the 500GB ones in), a case and a monitor.
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03 Jun 2013   #30
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

A very noble thought.
I will suggest donating the PC to some orphanage....Kids there can learn how to use PC...
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