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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

30 Nov 2013   #1191
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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SSD......best upgrade you can make, hands down.
Thank you very much for the suggestion but they're expensive I think i'll go with hybrids?
Not that expensive any more. What country are you from? If you are on a budget I would suggest a 120/128GB SSD for the Operating system and keep all your data on a regular HDD.
You can probably even get away with a 32gb SSD just for the OS and some common apps ie-> open office, anti virus, etc etc, and use an external for data storage.


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30 Nov 2013   #1192
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You can get 120/128GB SSD's for around $100 or less and use the current hard drive as external storage for music, videos, pictures, etc. Hybrid drives will not net you much of a performance gain, at least when compared to an SSD.
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30 Nov 2013   #1193
ej8989

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Thank you very much for the suggestion but they're expensive I think i'll go with hybrids?
Not that expensive any more. What country are you from? If you are on a budget I would suggest a 120/128GB SSD for the Operating system and keep all your data on a regular HDD.
You can probably even get away with a 32gb SSD just for the OS and some common apps ie-> open office, anti virus, etc etc, and use an external for data storage.
Do SSDs produce more heat than my regular 5400rpm drive?
The best value i can get for SSDs in my country (ph) is around $130 on these drives:
1. Vertex 4 SSD Sata3 128gb
2. Corsair Force 3 128gb
3. SanDisk Extreme 120gb

I can only go for 128gb max
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30 Nov 2013   #1194
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

SSD's produce less heat than any HDD.......no moving parts. They also use less power idling and while active. I would look for a Samsung SSD, the 840 EVO should be within your budget.
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30 Nov 2013   #1195
ej8989

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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SSD's produce less heat than any HDD.......no moving parts. They also use less power idling and while active. I would look for a Samsung SSD, the 840 EVO should be within your budget.
Thanks! but may I ask why Samsung 840 Evo?
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30 Nov 2013   #1196
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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SSD......best upgrade you can make, hands down.
Thank you very much for the suggestion but they're expensive I think i'll go with hybrids?
It depends on how you use the lappy. If you pretty much do the same things all the time (boot, surf), a SSHD (hybrid) would probably be a good compromise. However, if you tinker with it (like me), it won't help any.
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30 Nov 2013   #1197
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ej8989 View Post
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SSD's produce less heat than any HDD.......no moving parts. They also use less power idling and while active. I would look for a Samsung SSD, the 840 EVO should be within your budget.
Thanks! but may I ask why Samsung 840 Evo?
The EVO is a very fast SSD, I have one. You can also enable Rapid Mode with the EVO but not the Pro version.
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30 Nov 2013   #1198
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Thanks! but may I ask why Samsung 840 Evo?
The EVO is a very fast SSD, I have one. You can also enable Rapid Mode with the EVO but not the Pro version.[/QUOTE]

Yet! An upgrade for the Pros is supposed to be on the way.
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30 Nov 2013   #1199
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I hope so, I have a Pro as well.
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30 Nov 2013   #1200
ej8989

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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SSD's produce less heat than any HDD.......no moving parts. They also use less power idling and while active. I would look for a Samsung SSD, the 840 EVO should be within your budget.
Thanks! but may I ask why Samsung 840 Evo?
The EVO is a very fast SSD, I have one. You can also enable Rapid Mode with the EVO but not the Pro version.
Thanks! I'll show my WEI upon upgrade
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