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Windows 7: More RAM or RAID 0

26 Oct 2010   #11
wpaul281

windows7
 
 

Main reason for asking is I found the same hard drive I have now for $40 and since I am changing OS's anyway wondering if it is worth the money??


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26 Oct 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Increasing from 4GB to 8GB or more or RAM may make no difference whatsoever depending upon what you use your computer for. Adding more RAM is not a guaranteed win.
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26 Oct 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpaul281 View Post
The down side to doing the RAM is I have 32bit XP as a dual boot so it will not help that at all.
It's 2010....virtualize the XP install, and add more memory. RAID0 is nearly pointless in a workstation environment, and the huge increase in risk isn't worth the very small, theoretical gain in performance you probably wouldn't see anyway.
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26 Oct 2010   #14
wpaul281

windows7
 
 

maybe I will look into the ssd a little more I seen the 32gb corsair for less than a $100
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26 Oct 2010   #15
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

For just over $100 you can get double that.
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26 Oct 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For just under double that you can get a Sata III adapter and a Crucial Real SSD 64gb that will rock your computing world !
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26 Oct 2010   #17
wpaul281

windows7
 
 

Any experience with the Corsair Reactors
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26 Oct 2010   #18
wpaul281

windows7
 
 

SATA III adapter using a PCIe card???
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27 Oct 2010   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Most of the SSDs on this site are the better performers on the market, have a look at the ones listed.
You can pick any two and compare them side by side.

AnandTech SSD Benchmark
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27 Oct 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

wpaul128,
I don't have any time with the Corsair Reactors. But here is a link to the adapter so you mobo can be brought up to current sata and usb spec's.Asus Serial ATA Controllers at TigerDirect no need to throw the baby out with the bath water as they say !
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