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SSD to replace current hard drive C: partition


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#1 Geoff_B

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:13 AM

I am thinking of upgrading to a SSD drive on which to image my current C: partition in order to have quicker start ups. Yes, I have minimised the current start up items and defragged the current drive. The C; drive partition holds all of my working programs along with data that I would normally use within 59GB. I would therefore assume that a SSD of 64GB should meet my requirements.

 

Win 7 SP1 64bit is my current O/S but I may upgrade to Win 8 in the near future.

 

I read or heard somewhere that some SSDs do not work well with Win 8 (although I cannot understand why). Being a retiree cost is a consideration (before anyone recommends some hugely expensive, massive SSD) and I would like, of course, to purchase the cheapest SUITABLE SSD for my system.

 

Any recommendations please?

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:02 AM

64GB SSD is not exactly 64GB when you use it. A 120GB SSD would be suitable and this SSD from PCCaseGear can ship it down to Gold Coast. I presume your system has SATA and have a 2.5inch SSD bay if not then you can simply purchase this.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

Simplistically put, The other reason to use a 128Gb SSD is that it will give longer life having free space for the wear leveling algorithm to work with.

 

Not to mention Your drive may be at 59 Gb right now but they tend to grow with system restore points and it is nice to have room for additions. My email storage size keeps growing for example.

 

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#4 Geoff_B

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

64GB SSD is not exactly 64GB when you use it. A 120GB SSD would be suitable and this SSD from PCCaseGear can ship it down to Gold Coast. I presume your system has SATA and have a 2.5inch SSD bay if not then you can simply purchase this.

 

I like your thinking, a Samsung SSD 840 had been in my consideration.

 

BTW, we ship from Gold Coast DOWN to Melbourne not the other way around :hysterical:



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

Simplistically put, The other reason to use a 128Gb SSD is that it will give loner life having free space for the wear leveling algorithm to work with.

 

Not to mention Your drive may be at 59 Gb right now but they tend to grow with system restore points and it is nice to have room for additions. My email storage size keeps growing for example.

 

Cheers

Roger

 

Thanks Roger, a good point about system restore etc. Duly noted :bananas:



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:05 AM

I have personally installed and used the 840 120GB for a relative and it's "bloody fast" despite it not being the Pro model.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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