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Windows 7: What do I need to know before taking the plunge to SSD ?

18 Nov 2010   #1
JordanJP

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What do I need to know before taking the plunge to SSD ?

Hey I'm thinking of buying two 64GB SSD's for my laptop

I'm thinking of getting these two beauties for my laptop Amazon.com: Western Digital 64 GB SiliconEdge Blue SATA Solid State Drive SSC-D0064SC-2100: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

Currently I've got a 500GB 7200RPM Hitachi Hard Drive, my question is how should I go about setting up my new system on these drives ? Should I only keep the os on one drive and my data on the other ?

What do I need to know before taking the plunge to SSD ?

Thanks

Jordan


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18 Nov 2010   #2
JordanJP

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18 Nov 2010   #3
JordanJP

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Anyone ????????
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18 Nov 2010   #4
JordanJP

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anybody ?
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18 Nov 2010   #5
SIW2

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Not as great as they are made out to be.
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18 Nov 2010   #6
whs
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There are a lot of threads where the same question was asked and answered. But to answer your most urgent ones:

1. Keep the user data on the HDD
2. If you install Win7 with an installation disk, there is really nothing you need to do. Make sure though that superfetch is enabled.
3. If you clone an existing system on the SSD, things are more complicated. In that case post back.
4. Disable the hiberfile if you do not use hibernation. Saves you the equivalent of your RAM in space. The command is powercfg -h off

Other than that it is like any old disk. Don't listen to all these people that warn you of wear and tear and are tweaking the poor thing to death. Keep it simple. I run 3 SSDs that way without trouble.
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18 Nov 2010   #7
JordanJP

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thanks guys actually as much as I like Western Digital I'll be choosing Intel for my SSD, I read all over the place that intel is the most reliable when it comes to Solid State Drives.
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18 Nov 2010   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
thanks guys actually as much as I like Western Digital I'll be choosing Intel for my SSD, I read all over the place that intel is the most reliable when it comes to Solid State Drives.
Yeah, Intel or OCZ. I have both and cannot tell the difference.
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18 Nov 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

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Crucial Real SSD is a fine drive as well and very affordable at 135.00usd.
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