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Windows 7: Seriously thinking about getting an SSD

14 Aug 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

After adding up the size of all my personal data (documents, music, etc,) it looks like I will only be using 20GB with the OS and programs I currently have installed, which is good because I'll probably install a couple more lightweight programs in the near future.

Every Intel SSD I see either is just outside of my desired price range, or blows it away.


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14 Aug 2010   #12
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
After adding up the size of all my personal data (documents, music, etc,) it looks like I will only be using 20GB with the OS and programs I currently have installed, which is good because I'll probably install a couple more lightweight programs in the near future.

Every Intel SSD I see either is just outside of my desired price range, or blows it away.
Like HDDS, the SSD needs to be larger to properly clean etc. You also can use that super-fast SSD for virtual memory, which you need. the Intel 40 GB drive is only $ 15 more than the ones you looked at.
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14 Aug 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It would be nice if newegg actually had it. Everywhere else I look at the Intel 40GB its $120 at the cheapest.
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14 Aug 2010   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

At $120, it is worth the price I think. Probably one of the best SSD drives in that price/value range.



Will be 37.2 GB useable inside Windows for the Intel 40GB
A 30Gb Vertex is 29.8 useable in Windows.
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14 Aug 2010   #15
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It would be nice if newegg actually had it. Everywhere else I look at the Intel 40GB its $120 at the cheapest.
they are gonna have it at some time. If you wnated to save money, you could just keep the HDDs

you get what you pay for... your Os will "grow "over time and you'll need mmore GB.
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14 Aug 2010   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I hear both of you. I just think that I can manage with a 32GB drive for right now. The main thing I want is to test on of these bad boys out of an extended period of time.

To be honest, I can't find a bad review yet on the Corsair drive. I'm going to keep looking. If find one or two bad reviews, I'll think I'll just go with the OCZ vertex.
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14 Aug 2010   #17
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

OCZ are great - they've replaced both of my SSD's with upgraded models
- early firmware faults render their Series1 drives suspect - Series2 are fine, though..

I would go for something slightly larger than 30G, though - after you've installed the OS there won't be a lot left over..

and once you see how the SSD performs, you'll be itching to get more use out of it..

I have 2x60G OCZ's and there's definitely a tendency to want to make full use of them both..
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14 Aug 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
IMHO, ther Intels are rock solid, and despite the fact the look slower on paper, in the real world they are faster.
Not a single issue out my Intel. Quite happy with it. I would certainly recommend them.
Yes, the Intel X25M 80GB Gen 2 is what I use and it's been fantastic. And specs on paper don't tell the whole story...these drives are fabulous with random access writes which is what your OS spends most of it's time doing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Whichever you decide on, you will be quite pleased with a SSD sytem.
Agreed. Never met a single person who regretted their SSD purchase. The only thing I hear from time to time is...I wish that I would have bought this sooner.
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14 Aug 2010   #19
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I have the exact same drive as pparks1 and I love it too. He speaks the truth.
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14 Aug 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

After reading everything thats been said, I might wait a couple months then buy this:
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Or maybe even this:
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Right now, with all my files, programs, system restore using all memory I currently allow it, etc I'm using about 40gigs. So either would more or less eliminate my need for a second internal HDD.
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