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Windows 7: SSD's: When will they become a viable choice?

25 Nov 2009   #1
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
SSD's: When will they become a viable choice?

I would love to be using an SSD drive with my system at the moment but for the money there just isn't enough disk space!

When do you think these things will become close to the regular prices of 3.5" SATA drives?

Cheers


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25 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
I would love to be using an SSD drive with my system at the moment but for the money there just isn't enough disk space!

When do you think these things will become close to the regular prices of 3.5" SATA drives?

Cheers
With the rapid pace of technology as it is...I would say it won't take but another three or four years...don't hold me to that though
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26 Nov 2009   #3
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hmm, do you think it's worth buying one only and using it as a system drive? I could fit a few games and files on it. Anything after that though would have to go on my existing RAID 0 SATA 3.5".
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26 Nov 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't think SSDs will be the same price as spinners ever. They might always cost more, but "gamers choice" YES

If you want the best performance, you need an SSD, it's *arguably* the single most noticeable upgrade you could do.

Just put Windows and some games on a 128GB SSD and the rest of your stuff on normal drives, you will not regret it. Just get a good one. (like mine haha)
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26 Nov 2009   #5
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

I run a 32GB SSD as my C drive and a 1TB sata drive as D. Works well and was low cost
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26 Nov 2009   #6
Qdos

 

I recently read that OCZ are teaming up fast SSD units to a USB3 interface, giving staggering data access speeds of approaching 5Gb/sec, and this is just intended for external drives...
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26 Nov 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
hmm, do you think it's worth buying one only and using it as a system drive? I could fit a few games and files on it. Anything after that though would have to go on my existing RAID 0 SATA 3.5".
I use an SSD drive as my system drive. I am running 64-bit Windows 7 and I have an 80GB SSD. I also have a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black as a storage drive. With hibernation off, the page file on the WD drive...with my OS installed and all of my apps, I have 57GB free on C:

You really can stretch these drives when you put a small amount of effort into setting it up properly and evaluating which apps are necessary. And for the performance increase, I think it's very much worth it.
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27 Nov 2009   #8
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, as much as I'd like one. I live in Australia and as such pay so much more than other countries...

I'd be looking at $600-$1000 for anything decent speed wise and the capacities would STILL be inadequate.

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on them thought
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06 Oct 2011   #9
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

reliably....oh....if ever it's a mere matter of decades or centuries not millinea, so no worries. i kid but not today, and likely not in the morn.


sorry for the old thread post
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07 Oct 2011   #10
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Haha, no worries mate.

It turns out that I caved a few months ago and bought an SSD for my system.
OCZ released their Vertex 3 series and I bought the 240GB version, it's pretty fast I gotta say.

For storage I got 2 x 2TB Hitachi SATA 3 drives.
The whole exercise cost me about $1k.
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