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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

04 Feb 2014   #1291
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A SSD, Solid State Drive, has no moving parts, uses very little power, generates no heat, operates about 50 times faster than a hard drive with spinning disks.

Here's one article for more info.

Advantages/Disadvantages - SSD vs HDD: What's the Difference? | PCMag.com


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04 Feb 2014   #1292
Kyle Marks

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Wow, that's awesome. Never knew about this one 'till now. Thanks for the link as well!
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04 Feb 2014   #1293
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Welcome to the forums, Kyle Marks. You have some decent scores for a laptop and as Britton30 said, an SSD will make you think you have a new laptop. It won't help the rest of your scores, but it will drastically increase your hard disk score.
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04 Feb 2014   #1294
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

His HDD shows it has 479GB used! He'd need a BIG SSD

A Guy
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05 Feb 2014   #1295
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
His HDD shows it has 479GB used! He'd need a BIG SSD

A Guy
Yeah, this one would do the job.
Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 750GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE750BW: Computers & Accessories
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05 Feb 2014   #1296
Kyle Marks

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Ohh, thanks for that link. Will try to check out a few more to compare before buying.
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20 Feb 2014   #1297
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Rest is stock except for Crucial M4SSD. Gonna see about upgrading things soon. 7.8 on primary hard disk.

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20 Feb 2014   #1298
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All my laptops came with large HDDs - none survived the first day because I always replace them with SSDs. My largest laptop SSD is 90GB. I keep all the data on large sticks and back those up to external disks. My latest aquisition (Asus Transformer) has only a 30GB SSD. Here I use a 64GB MicroSD card for the data and a 60GB SSD that I had lying around for backup.

I just wanted to make the point that a laptop does not necessarily need a large expensive SSD. A 120GB model for $80 or a 256GB model for $130 is ample in my book. And the data on the sticks has the advantage that I don't need a cloud. I can carry my data with me.

Example: sold for $69 with promo code - Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB - check the R/W speeds.
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20 Feb 2014   #1299
user31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
All my laptops came with large HDDs - none survived the first day because I always replace them with SSDs. My largest laptop SSD is 90GB. I keep all the data on large sticks and back those up to external disks. My latest aquisition (Asus Transformer) has only a 30GB SSD. Here I use a 64GB MicroSD card for the data and a 60GB SSD that I had lying around for backup.

I just wanted to make the point that a laptop does not necessarily need a large expensive SSD. A 120GB model for $80 or a 256GB model for $130 is ample in my book. And the data on the sticks has the advantage that I don't need a cloud. I can carry my data with me.

Example: sold for $60 with promo code - Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB - check the R/W speeds.
Those are excellent points. My original HD was around 220 GB. I swapped it with a 128 GB Crucial M4 SSD. What I did, was I kept the original HD for image backup. When you think about it, you don't really need a whole bunch hard disk space. All I need to work on is RAM and graphics.
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20 Feb 2014   #1300
wpeacock2007

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My second custom built PC. pretty proud of it myself


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