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Windows 7: Ok SSD time for me

19 Aug 2010   #1
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Ok SSD time for me

Been looking around and doing a fair bit of research.

No way I can afford any 100gb + ones so I think this one is the best I can get for my money -

OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read 285MB/s.. | Ebuyer.com

Am I correct in thinking this is a cracker? Its certainly not the cheapest 60gb one!

Any advice I need when doing a clean install of windows?

Or is it all pretty straight forward?

Will be using my 320gb seagate for storage.


Cheers

Paul.


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19 Aug 2010   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Have a read of these excellent tutorials:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

and then read this

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

I am using an OCZ 128GB drive it is fast reliable and does what it is supposed to do.

Steve
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19 Aug 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

OCZ vertex is one of the better ones.. go for it..
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19 Aug 2010   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the links Steve , will give them a good read later.

Had a quick scan over them and alot of it looks to do with keeping data from your old hdd.

I am not bothered about that , I will do a total clean install and just keep my pics etc on my normal drive.(Have them backed up on 2 HDD's + CD anyway)

I am looking forward to entering the world of the SSD as I hear there is a big difference and people have been amazed at the difference.

For me I just need windows 7 on it and enough space for my fav 2 or 3 games and a few small programs so I am hoping 60gb will be ok.

Cheers

Paul.
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19 Aug 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's a good one - and a good price. If you currently have Win7 on your system, you may want to have a look at post #12 in this thread that I posted earlier: Switching windows install from HDD to SSD

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For me I just need windows 7 on it and enough space for my fav 2 or 3 games and a few small programs so I am hoping 60gb will be ok.

My win7 on the SSDs never exceeded 20GBs. And I have quite a few programs, but no games. And my data is on the Hdds. I did, however, delete the hiberfile.
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19 Aug 2010   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply madtownidiot , from what I have read the vertex 2 is a good 2nd gen SSD which shows in the price.

I could get a 64gb crucial one for nearly half the price , but i would imagine its 1st gen and nowhere near the performance.

You get what you pay for I guess and this time I am gonna pay a bit more.
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19 Aug 2010   #7
madtownidiot

 

I have a gaming laptop (Hp ENVY 17) with a pair of OCZ vertex 256GB SSDs. Setup wasn't easy but very much worth the effort
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19 Aug 2010   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the info WHS
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19 Aug 2010   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I have a Crucial C300 (128GB) and can tell you performance is incredible. It's SATA III tho so you need the ports on your board or a card to get full speed. Check out my latest benchmark: https://www.sevenforums.com/881980-post642.html
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19 Aug 2010   #10
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I have a gaming laptop (Hp ENVY 17) with a pair of OCZ vertex 256GB SSDs. Setup wasn't easy but very much worth the effort
I assume it wasn't easy due to the fact you had a pair?

1 should be straight forward.
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