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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

19 Nov 2014   #1631
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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...my next target is a 60GB SSD for OS only
Before getting the SSD, make sure you will have at least 20-25% headroom. In other words, if getting a 60GB SSD, you will want no more than 45GB of the SDD in use. I personally feel 120GB should be the minimum for an OS SSD—more if one also puts large games on it—but as long as one can keep the used space down, a smaller one can be used.
but but I will have to wait more to save money and beside the game sizes are getting very large like aaa 30gb or 43gb or even 50gb


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19 Nov 2014   #1632
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

old vs new


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19 Nov 2014   #1633
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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old vs new
Good increases! Your system is now begging for an SSD. Forgive my curiosity but why so many partitions on your HDD?
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19 Nov 2014   #1634
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
...my next target is a 60GB SSD for OS only
Before getting the SSD, make sure you will have at least 20-25% headroom. In other words, if getting a 60GB SSD, you will want no more than 45GB of the SDD in use. I personally feel 120GB should be the minimum for an OS SSD—more if one also puts large games on it—but as long as one can keep the used space down, a smaller one can be used.
but but I will have to wait more to save money and beside the game sizes are getting very large like aaa 30gb or 43gb or even 50gb
An SSD won't make games run any faster (although they would certainly load faster) so you could always keep your OS and programs other than games on a smaller SSD and put the games on the HDD. In the future, if your rich uncle dies, leaving you his fortune (or some other windfall comes your way), you can always get a second SSD to put your games on or to replace the smaller SSD.

My desktop uses up almost 65GB on my 128GB SSD (119GB formatted size) just for the OS and programs and not I'm not even a gamer (24GB is taken up by the hyberfil.sys file because I have 32GB RAM; I need to keep Hibernate enabled for my UPS so I can't get rid of the file). Even my notebooks OSes are at about 44-45GB however, since they can have one only one drive, I put a 500GB SSD in one and will be putting a 500Gb SSD in the other one soon (I already have it).
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19 Nov 2014   #1635
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
...my next target is a 60GB SSD for OS only
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
but but I will have to wait more to save money and beside the game sizes are getting very large like aaa 30gb or 43gb or even 50gb
With regards to games on an dedicated SSD, I finally got a chance to do that myself a few months back.. Can honestly say, after the update, the only real improvement I found was load times. As someone who's mind-numbingly pedantic about where an app or game or util gets installed to (I even update my own environment variables manually most times), it's workable. But if you're someone who launches an installer and just clicks "next" through every page, then you'll get frustrated by the smaller OS drive.

With regards to storage size though, it seems (probably thanks to the higher density) that the higher cappacity drives have better overall write speeds, but read-speeds seem to be much the same across each specific manufacturer's range or drives.

Still, loading 6GB of a uncompressed alpha-game resources (Carmageddon Reincarnation) into memory in under 30 seconds is still pretty cool.
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19 Nov 2014   #1636
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

BlackFriday will be fun
I doubt I'll wait though and I'm looking at pre-BFriday deals instead closely
Best deals so far are crucial 128 mx100 for about 70.us.
Crucial 256 mx100 @ 109.
whs got the last deal at 89. I was too late
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19 Nov 2014   #1637
Six9siX

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
old vs new
Good increases! Your system is now begging for an SSD. Forgive my curiosity but why so many partitions on your HDD?
It's a 3 disk
500,500,1000gb
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19 Nov 2014   #1638
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
...With regards to games on an dedicated SSD, I finally got a chance to do that myself a few months back.. Can honestly say, after the update, the only real improvement I found was load times...
Prexactly!
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19 Nov 2014   #1639
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Six9siX View Post
old vs new
Good increases! Your system is now begging for an SSD. Forgive my curiosity but why so many partitions on your HDD?
It's a 3 disk
500,500,1000gb
Ok, I totally misread that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2014   #1640
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
BlackFriday will be fun
I doubt I'll wait though and I'm looking at pre-BFriday deals instead closely
Best deals so far are crucial 128 mx100 for about 70.us.
Crucial 256 mx100 @ 109.
whs got the last deal at 89. I was too late
I pulled the trigger on three monitors last Sunday after NewEgg lowered the price. Today, they cut the price another ten shekels (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble).

I'm still waiting for a sale on four 4 TB Greens.
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