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What's up OCN

1. I noticed that most SSD's are 2.5". I have a desktop can I use these? Do I need an adapter?

2. My board does sata 6gb. Should I get an SSD that does this?
Will it matter?

3. What a good SSD in the $100 range?
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1. Yes, you can. Depends on which version of the ssd you get, OEM doesn't have any adapter included, the retail version will usually included the mounting bracket/adapter for the ssd.

2. Yes, most of the ssd get better performance than sata 3gb but not all ssd, so do some research.

3. Again depends on the size, for that amount mostly 30-60gb edition. Something like the Intel 320 or OCZ Vertex 2.
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Thanks dude.

Yeah something that's a least 50 gigs would suffice.

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So if I get a 40gb SSD then it'll really be 35 something gigs usable space?

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I have not used an SSD myself, but if you feel the urge to get one, do yourself a favor and don't scrimp too much. Many users here frown on any SSD below 64GB for use as an OS/boot drive simply because you will fill it up quickly with the OS and a couple of programs/games.

The sweet spot in pricing seems to be around 60-120GB. Keep an eye out on newegg for the deals.

Here's an OCZ Vertex 2 that looks interesting for $100:

http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...ssd-100-a.html

And another set of 60GB SSDs:

http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...rtex-60gb.html
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More of a hair under 38 gig's for a 40.
I use a 40 gig and even with everything installed to it and a couple of games still have ~15 gigs of free space at any time. Page file isn't on the ssd though.
40 is the minimum size I'd suggest getting. With a decent retail deal or used one, no reason not to get a slightly larger one if you're already spending the cash.
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Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
More of a hair under 38 gig's for a 40.
I use a 40 gig and even with everything installed to it and a couple of games still have ~15 gigs of free space at any time. Page file isn't on the ssd though.
40 is the minimum size I'd suggest getting. With a decent retail deal or used one, no reason not to get a slightly larger one if you're already spending the cash.
Thanks for this.


In the past I used an old WD raptor that was 34 gigs for my OS. I agree that was a pain but I made it work. Usualy with about 3-4 gigs to spair.

That why I think 50 definatley 60 would be good.

I never use windows user account folders and I almost always
Install programs on the bigger storage drive

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