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Windows 7: 2 drive ssd choice

29 May 2011   #11
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Thanks for all the inputs. I'm looking ahead, maybe to far. Because of price it wouldn't be the time to buy another ssd. I talked to my Intel dealer (who just came back from one of those big shot seminars) and I was told when all the ssd sata II were sold they will be gone forever and only ssd sata III will be make. I had hopes that ssd sata II would drop in price. Maybe not though. I was also told that all manufactures of ssd are not able to keep up with demand at the present time. I'm still trying to balance the price of a ssd as a second drive and the need of performance. I don't do any video editing or things like that. I have a fairly fast system and don't want something to slow it down within reason.
MSI/Nvidia/460GTX-Cyclone 1GD5/OC is your video card. i suggest getting a 1bt or higher western digital green drive and a nvidia 560 ti considering your running a i7 960 machine.


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29 May 2011   #12
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A HDD wont slow your system down at all & you can't go wrong buying a 1 or 2 TB HDD-they always come in handy, at least for me.
I wouldn't go for the WD Green series, they suffer from a critical design flaw.
I'd recommend a Caviar Blue or Black series disk or a Samsung Spinpoint F3, they all have better performance, than the Greens.
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29 May 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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29 May 2011   #14
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
A HDD wont slow your system down at all & you can't go wrong buying a 1 or 2 TB HDD-they always come in handy, at least for me.
I wouldn't go for the WD Green series, they suffer from a critical design flaw.
I'd recommend a Caviar Blue or Black series disk or a Samsung Spinpoint F3, they all have better performance, than the Greens.
reaper i currently have 2 500gig green and one 1tb green. my roommate has 3 500gig green and a 1tb and 2tb green. not one of these has ever been a problem. caviar unless wd has changed the way they make them in years past use to have nothing but problems. samsung on the other hand i would also would recommend.
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29 May 2011   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

whs I have been looking at that but I still don't know if you can defrag that hdd with a part ssd. If it could be defraged I would go for it.
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29 May 2011   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
A HDD wont slow your system down at all & you can't go wrong buying a 1 or 2 TB HDD-they always come in handy, at least for me.
I wouldn't go for the WD Green series, they suffer from a critical design flaw.
I'd recommend a Caviar Blue or Black series disk or a Samsung Spinpoint F3, they all have better performance, than the Greens.
Agreed.

Why buy a potential known problem.

My preference is Caviar Black but any of the three mentioned or the Seagate posted by WHS would be good candidates.
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29 May 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have the Samsung hd103sj 1TB. In fact I have 3 of them and love them.With mechanical drives, there is no advantage to buying sataIII drives. I have a 500GB Seagate SataIII drive and a Western Digital Black 1TB FAEX sataIII drive. The sataII Samsungs will keep up with any of them.
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29 May 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

While we are talking about mechanical HD. Here are the results of 3 HDs I have. The WD Black sataIII is internal, the Seagate 500GB sataIII is internal, the Samsung 1TB is in a esata external enclosure.

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EDIT: the tests are only for the geeks among us. In actual use, there is no difference in any of them.


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29 May 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
whs I have been looking at that but I still don't know if you can defrag that hdd with a part ssd. If it could be defraged I would go for it.
From what I read it can be defragged. Here is an interesting article with a LOT of data: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=525
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29 May 2011   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

You are correct, lots of information. I didn't see any thing about defrag of the hybrid. I will continue to look.
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