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I am pretty sure my hard drive just crapped out on me. I have $300 to get a new one. I am thinking about getting a SSD and a small storage HD. What would you recommend? I don't need a ton of storage. I never came close to half way of using my 500 gig that I had in there.
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Depends on what you want. I wouldn't settle for an SSD less than 64GBs in space. Most people say they'd be fine with less than that and then they realize after installing Windows they're almost out of space.

As for a storage drive, since the F3s were just pulled off the market, unless you can find some cheap somewhere, I'd recommend a WD Black 1TB 7200RPM.
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Depends on what you want. I wouldn't settle for an SSD less than 64GBs in space. Most people say they'd be fine with less than that and then they realize after installing Windows they're almost out of space.
A Windows install does not take anything near 60GB. It takes less than 15GB (excluding Hibernation and Paging File).
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A Windows install does not take anything near 60GB. It takes less than 15GB (excluding Hibernation and Paging File).
I know, I never said it took that much space. I said a lot of people think they'll be fine with less than a 64GB SSD, but when they install Windows they're almost out of space.

You'll have room for some programs and a game or two. At least for me I'd like to have a few games on an SSD as well as my core programs.
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I would def go the SSD way all my desktop rigs have a 64gb ssd (laptops 256 and 128gb) and the performance is quite an experience. But i would say a WD black (640gb or a 1tb i believe were the fastest) or a samsung f3 1tb, have them both and they work like a champ as well, i install steam and games on my F3, its pretty quick in loading.
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Purchased a OCZ Vertex 2 60 gig along with a Western Digital Caviar Black 500 gig. Thanks for all the help.
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