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Windows 7: Which SSD should i get for my boot drive?

13 Mar 2011   #1
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Which SSD should i get for my boot drive?

I am building a computer right now and decided to switch over to a SSD for my boot drive. I am reaching my spending limit so i can't buy one that has tons of memory.

Heres what ive got it down to. Which has the best performance?

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The cheaper the better. Not sure if it makes a difference but I will have 15-25 programs installed on the computer. Also anyone have any other drives they recommend?


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13 Mar 2011   #2
Kipper

 

I would pass on all three of those and look for the OCZ vertex2, Agility2, or a Corsair Force series SSD. Much better performance with the SandForce controller drives and NewEgg has decent prices on them in the 40-64 GB size right now.
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13 Mar 2011   #3
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
I would pass on all three of those and look for the OCZ vertex2, Agility2, or a Corsair Force series SSD. Much better performance with the SandForce controller drives and NewEgg has decent prices on them in the 40-64 GB size right now.
I found them for about the same price as the others. Only 10$ more

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Prefer one over the other?
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13 Mar 2011   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

One thing I will say is don't get anything smaller than 60GB. I have a OCZ Vertex 2 60GB and it ended up with only 18 GB free so I decided to get a 120 GB for the operating system.
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13 Mar 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I would hesitate to go smaller than 60GB on the OS drive. While you can get by with smaller drives, it just means you end up installing stuff on other drives and then have to determine which apps you want to be fast and which can run slower. I have an 80GB Intel SSD, and I'm currently at 42GB free...and that's the fullest that I have been and have 2 games loaded on it.
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13 Mar 2011   #6
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

64gb is a high as i can go. I think it will be enough since i don't play any games.

And the last thing i have to pick out is a mb, i have it narrowed down to these 3.


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The last one is 60$ more but it it has a core unlocker and a turbo key and a few other extras, im not to sure what they do but i have an idea. Is ti worth the extra 60$?

My processor is a phenom x6 1090
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