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I use a Samsung Green drive as the primary in my desktop and the difference between that and the F3 I had in there previously is marginal at best.
post #12 of 29
If you're going to be putting games and programs on a HDD...

I know I'd rather save the seconds of my life on waiting for a 5400 to load them. I have 3 7200s and am considering a SSD in the next few months as a Boot Drive. Also maybe some programs like Vegas / Adobe.
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In general 7,200 is faster. The overall speed of a HD has many factors: the rotational speed, acces time, I/O, data density, firmware and more variables. Some 5400rpm drives outperform 7200rpm drives. Fox example a 5,400RPM hd could beat a 7,200 HD in multi tasking situations because of lower acces times and if it has higher IOPS.
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I've used both a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM drive for booting Windows7 and I must say I noticed maybe a 5 second difference in boot time (from cold start to usable desktop). Not sure what you guys mean when you say there's a huge difference.
File transfer rate.
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I'm also considering taking the price hit elsewhere and going with a small SSD boot drive. If I did that, would it be fine to use a 5200 for my other data?

Also, any idea on an appropriate size for an SSD boot drive?
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I'm also considering taking the price hit elsewhere and going with a small SSD boot drive. If I did that, would it be fine to use a 5200 for my other data?

Also, any idea on an appropriate size for an SSD boot drive?
For window and apps a good 60gb will do the 32's could be a tight squeeze for windows. and considering there price point, you'd be making some pretty big cuts to your other hardware.
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I'm also considering taking the price hit elsewhere and going with a small SSD boot drive. If I did that, would it be fine to use a 5200 for my other data?

Also, any idea on an appropriate size for an SSD boot drive?
Yes as long as you don't intend to utilize it for game files, system files, etc. If it's just documents and such you will be fine. Honestly, you can pick up a 7,200 1tb HD by samsung for under $50. I think there is a sale somewhere right now where the HD is in the $30s. Search this forum for it.
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64 gig SSD and a Samsung F4 1.5 TB
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I'm also considering taking the price hit elsewhere and going with a small SSD boot drive. If I did that, would it be fine to use a 5200 for my other data?

Also, any idea on an appropriate size for an SSD boot drive?
60Gb is a good size for a SSD boot drive. Big enough for windows 7 install + programs and a few games. Then get a 2tb samsung f4 for the storage.
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Yes as long as you don't intend to utilize it for game files, system files, etc. If it's just documents and such you will be fine. Honestly, you can pick up a 7,200 1tb HD by samsung for under $50. I think there is a sale somewhere right now where the HD is in the $30s. Search this forum for it.
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