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#1 Xantalen

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:40 AM

Hey,

I've trying to decide whether or not it would be a good idea for me to get a SSD for either my laptop or desktop, but I've got a couple questions first.

1. Are all SATA II SSDs the same speed?
2. Do you think they're more useful in a desktop or a laptop?
3. I'm told that you're supposed to install the OS on the SSD and then everything else on another, larger hdd (if applicable of course). But the thing is, wouldn't that mean that everything would be like it was before except for boot & shut down? This is especially important to me as I'm a gamer and I'm hoping to gain better performance from it (like loading times for one :))
4. Any specific good ones out there that hopefully aren't really over $200?

Thanks fellas :D

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:23 AM

1.no
2. the speeds are the same, but more RAM in desktops is useful
3. that what i did, W7 takes about 20gb to install, not much room for anything else in a 40gb like i have, so get an 80gb, but yes i have a TB WD hdd an its slower in comparison...
4.A decent 80gb ssd under 200$

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#3 Xantalen

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

Hmmm...about #3....if everything that isn't on the SSD is still as it was (speed-wise) then what's the point of the SSD in the first place? Just to speed up the OS? Seems kind of pointless to spend all that money just for a faster boot.

Would putting most things on one drive and games/OS on the SSD affect things negatively or would it actually be all sped up & whatnot?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:37 PM

I don't really know that much about SSD but people prefer installing the OS and there main programs on it and buy a second hard drive to store the other files like music, photos, documents etc.

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