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post #1 of 12
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My friend is offering to sell me a 32 gb ssd for $30, I am not sure what the brand is but I am sure or I think any ssd would be faster then an hdd for loading windows 7. Is 32 gigs big enough to install windows 7 on it?
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post #2 of 12
.. it is big enough , but not really
Edited by MIKEVALL - 4/28/11 at 11:07pm
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Some are slow as hell. Like big flash drives. Also you need to make sure that the thing hes selling you isnt worn out and useless. SSDs can degrade fast if used wrong.

Once you get past that, do you intend on installing ANYTHING to C besides the OS? Adobe CS5 for example cant be installed to anywhere else (well it can, but 80% of the data still ends up on C). If so, its too small.
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post #4 of 12
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I'll find out the brand and model of the ssd and post it here tomorrow. How big is windows 7?

As for cs5, I usually do have Photoshop installed on my comp but ever since I updated to windows 7 last year I haven't had it installed and haven't needed it so I may not even install it.
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post #5 of 12
It's just big enough. You will have windows 7 with all updates and basic add-ons and a few main programs installed. That's it though.
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thats all I really need, I just bought a 1tb hdd 7200rpm. I'll use that for everything else.
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post #7 of 12
and if you disable two system settings, like the one that makes some of your SSD behave like ram if you dont have enugh.
and if you disable hybernation you also get more space.
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post #8 of 12
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this is the SSD

http://www.google.com/products/catal...&os=tech-specs

Its worth $30 right?
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post #9 of 12
For $30, why not?

I've got only my OS (and whatever won't allow me to choose an install drive) on a 40GB OCZ Vertex 2. I've migrated all Program Files, Program Files (x86), Program Data and Users folders to my Raid0 array and I've still only got 6-8GB available on the SSD, depending on the day and how Windows manages updates and such.

You will really be pushing it with only 32GB. Personally, I'd rather use it for a few games.
Edited by _CH_Skyline_ - 4/29/11 at 3:46pm
 
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post #10 of 12
Yeah you basically just need to put your OS on it. You can put the other stuff on a spinner coz its load on demand stuff basically. Windows will take bits and pieces of the drive to load into the ram where games and applications normally gets loaded what's needed into the ram and won't load bits and pieces like with the operating system files when using the app or playing the game unless your into video editing. But then scratch drives comes into play.
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