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Looking to switch to SSD now, and I need a 32gb ssd for the os+misc programs. Getting a 64gb for my games later. Any Suggestions on some good fast and reliable 32gb SSD?
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dont do a 32gb. Its fills up WAY to fast. I dont have any games and only a few apps on mine and I use about 57gb. At least get a 64. And getting a WD Black with 64cache or a spinpoint will be fast enough for your games. Its a waste to have an SSD only for games.
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dont do a 32gb. Its fills up WAY to fast. I dont have any games and only a few apps on mine and I use about 57gb. At least get a 64. And getting a WD Black with 64cache or a spinpoint will be fast enough for your games. Its a waste to have an SSD only for games.
A 32GB is not too small, a stripped down Windows 7 install takes about 12GB. I had a 30GB OCZ Agility 1 for my first OS SSD, was a good drive, though I'm starting to think about staying away from OCZ. They are about the only manufacture to make such a small drive, aside from patriot which I know nothing about. There is also Kingston, but they are pretty much budget drives from what I've heard.

And a SSD for a game drive is very nice to have, plus having 64MB cache does not make a bit of difference over 32....
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yeah but when they say 32gb, its not REALLY 32gb. Its probably 27 or 28gb. I have 64gb ssd and before intalling windows on it, it only had like 55 or 56gbs :/ don't quite understand why though...
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yeah but when they say 32gb, its not REALLY 32gb. Its probably 27 or 28gb. I have 64gb ssd and before intalling windows on it, it only had like 55 or 56gbs :/ don't quite understand why though...
Yeah, that could be a problem... it's related to the small NAND size.

If your willing to spend a few extra bucks for a 40GB Corsair drive, that would probably be your best bet IMO.
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Ill look at some 40gb's just need a small SSD for the os and some random small programs. And then a bigger one for games.
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personally i think 64gb for a ssd boot drive is the sweet spot. If you want to go for value, i would go with this one http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760
they're renamed adata drives. I have these and they work fairly well.
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I'd wait and buy a 120gb ssd personally. You'd probably pay about the same amount for a 120gb as you would two smaller drives.
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