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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

30 Sep 2012   #1691
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah a 64GB would be plenty if you split the Users to a HDD. A bigger SSD seems to read/write faster then smaller ones though. I've not measured them, but the specs say so if you compare brand for brand.


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01 Oct 2012   #1692
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Okay so right now my OS and programs are taking up 49.6GBs (with no documents etc.). So I think I could survive with a 64GB.....especially if I move my games over to the HDD. But I'm thinking of going a little higher just to future-proof it more.
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01 Oct 2012   #1693
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Many of the higher end SSD's don't have a very good value at the 64GB level. Most of the time you'll find that for a few bucks more you can get the 120/128GB model. Also, some SSD's see a hit in performance when 50% or more of the drive has data on it, add that to the already decreased performance of a 64GB drive and you might have wished you'd gone with a bigger drive. The reason most of us buy a SSD is for performance, which equals happiness..........and low performance equals less happiness.

EDIT: A 64GB SSD is still a world faster than a mechanical spinner though, was just trying to add some perspective.
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01 Oct 2012   #1694
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

I found a 120GB SSD for $100....I'll probably just go with that. Won't be able to get it until November though .
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01 Oct 2012   #1695
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
I found a 120GB SSD for $100....I'll probably just go with that. Won't be able to get it until November though .

Buy once, cry once. Quite a few 120/128GB SSDs for around $100 these days, even some of the higher performance ones! As long as you buy a quality brand, it should last you several years.
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01 Oct 2012   #1696
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
I found a 120GB SSD for $100....I'll probably just go with that. Won't be able to get it until November though .
How about a 128GB for $70 after rebates and promo codes? Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Buy once, cry once. Quite a few 120/128GB SSDs for around $100 these days, even some of the higher performance ones! As long as you buy a quality brand, it should last you several years.
I'm still crying, my 1st 128Gb SSD was $198...on sale then.
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01 Oct 2012   #1697
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I feel ya, my first SSD was the Intel X25-M 120GB.......$209 lol
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01 Oct 2012   #1698
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I feel ya, my first SSD was the Intel X25-M 120GB.......$209 lol
That is what my Intel 320 120GB was spring 2011.

They had a Sammsung 830 256GB for about $160 the other day.
I wanted one but have the Sam 830 128GB and the Intel already so I didn't get one.
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01 Oct 2012   #1699
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

@Britton30, thanks for the suggestion, but I try to avoid the rebate stuff. The reason why is I don't have any hardware to return, and it takes a while to get money back.

BTW, maybe Newegg will have a special sale or something in November . I've been getting a lot of 24/48-hour deals on SSDs lately.
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01 Oct 2012   #1700
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I feel ya, my first SSD was the Intel X25-M 120GB.......$209 lol
That is what my Intel 320 120GB was spring 2011.

They had a Sammsung 830 256GB for about $160 the other day.
I wanted one but have the Sam 830 128GB and the Intel already so I didn't get one.

Don't feel bad Mike, I got the one you would have gotten.
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