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Windows 7: Which Solid State drive is best?

30 Apr 2010   #1

Which Solid State drive is best?


I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?

Please can you let me know


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30 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.
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30 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

There is absolutely no need to go with the 60GB drive unless it is a laptop. My win7 hovers around 17GB since 10/09 - with 1558 folders in the Program files. I moved my own data to another partition and eliminated the Hibernation file but kept the page file - that is all the tweaking I did. Oh and yes, I reenabled Superfetch that the Win7 installer had disabled. You will be fine with the 30GB OCZ or the 40GB Intel. They sell for +/- $100. The bigger models, however, are a smidget faster. Especially the 120GB OCZ Vertex series.
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30 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Now I would advise an a minimum of 80GB.

But as you can see from three replies there are three different opinions all based on our own usage, I suggest looking at your current usage now and base your decision from that.
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30 Apr 2010   #5


Thanks for your replies

These are the 2 drives I was looking at

Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB 2.5" SATAII Solid State Drive Desktop Bundle

Kingston SSDNow V-Series 64GB 2.5" SATAII Solid State Drive

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30 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I agree with whs.

I use the Intel x25-V 40GB for my OS. It is more than enough room.
With a 2GB PF, hyberfile diasabled and all other apps installed, It still has 19GB free space.

In all reality the Intel 40GB is only 7GB more space than the Vertex. intel shows space as traditional HDs do, OCZ shows the actual useable space.

I also have a OCZ Vertex 30Gb for Documents and a a couple games, with all other user folders/DATA on spinning drives.

Either are good choices and excellent drives at the value price point.

I prefer the Intel myself for the OS as it has a little more breathing room, and is slightly faster.

i do not know much about the Kingston, but can highly reccomend either of these 2.
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30 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Everything depends upon what you install. I've got the 80GB Intel, and after a load I'm usually sitting around 50GB I use about 20-24GB total on the drive. If you are a gamer, you will need more space than some of the others...for example....a 30GB would be very very tight with games.
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