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Windows 7: SSD + Spinning Drive?

31 Mar 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
SSD + Spinning Drive?

I'm planning another PC and considering an SSD as part of the system.
I'm interested in the experience of others running SSDs. Do you always combine them with a higher capacity internal spinning disk (eg. 1TB)?


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31 Mar 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Hard to imagine anyone who didn't unless they dealt only in text files.

Harder yet to imagine anyone who has no video files chewing up major gigabytes.

Unless money is no object. Even then, what's the current capacity limit on a single SSD? 500 gb?
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31 Mar 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's usually just those with laptops that go with a single SSD and no internal mechanical drive. And most of these users, have external hard drives that are used for storage.

If you had a dedicated file server box at home, you might not require very much local disk space at all on your workstation...so you might be able to get by with a single lower capacity SSD.
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31 Mar 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Given you can store & play your multimedia data easily on an external USB drive and most people probably install a second internal conventional drive anyway, is your daily performance that much improved with a smallish SSD.
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31 Mar 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
is your daily performance that much improved with a smallish SSD.
Yes it boots faster, launches apps instantly, doesn't need defrag, AV and malware scans are super fast, and the box shuts down faster. All this with no noise.
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