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I have about 150 to spend on it. The less the better really. it's only going to have the OS and few essentials like firefox which I use alot. that's it... everything else will be stored in a 1TB 7200 RPM sata

I looked at this one -
Corsair - Nova 2 60GB Internal Serial ATA II Solid State Drive

or this one -

Samsung - 64GB Internal Serial ATA Solid State Drive

the catch is that it must be from Best Buy, because I'm buying a ton of thigns from there, and I wanna get it there so I can utilize the 18 month no APR thing... (Details in this thread if you are curious why. pretty much my lady allowed me to buy new toys and put it on the card with 18 months no finance charges lol)

if you have any other suggestions let me know. but I must buy it from best buy. I know newegg has them cheaper, but I gotta use best buy

Also, I see some threads here about setting up W7 for SSD... shouldn't just install like any other install? why are there diff steps to 'tweak' it?
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Look into getting a Sata 6gb/s drive if you can find one from best buy. The reason the install of W7 is different is because you want to tweak things to cause less writes to the ssd. You also should disable certain features that ssd's don't need that are designed for slow mechanical harddrives. Depending on the size of the drive you can also use junctions to move your documents and various folders onto a bigger HDD.
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Cucial M4 is a good SSD
    
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Cucial M4 is a good SSD
not at best buy = no go
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Look into getting a Sata 6gb/s drive if you can find one from best buy. The reason the install of W7 is different is because you want to tweak things to cause less writes to the ssd. You also should disable certain features that ssd's don't need that are designed for slow mechanical harddrives. Depending on the size of the drive you can also use junctions to move your documents and various folders onto a bigger HDD.
they have 2, but they're 3TB HDDs for 300 bucks... no way I would ever use that much memory. it's just not worth it

I was looking at this as far as normal HDD goes

Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

still not sure on the SSD though
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