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post #1 of 31
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hey
im thinking of getting an SSD drive ... any recommendations? budget up to like 150 $ and what will it exactly help me with
i was told it lowers loading time. does that work only for the things that are installed on it or the whole computer?
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Yes, easily the best upgrade for any computer.

and $150 ought to get you around 64gig-80gig.

and just an FYI, windows 7 64 bit takes about 20-30gigs of space, so you won't have much else for games/programs on a drive that small, but over all, its a system performance increase.
Edited by ClaytonGFinley - 1/27/12 at 10:26am
post #3 of 31
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Originally Posted by ClaytonGFinley View Post

Yes, easily the best upgrade for any computer.
and $150 ought to get you around 64gig-80gig.
and just an FYI, windows 7 64 bit takes about 20-30gigs of space, so you won't have much else for games/programs on a drive that small, but over all, its a system performance increase.

thanks +1 biggrin.gif
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Yes, read here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

Basically almost everything you need to know, though I still have more to add lol.

But simply put a SSD is a bigger upgrade than a new CPU in most cases. Everything just works and works fast, as long as you get a good one like in my suggestions section. wink.gif

And I have an install guide too smile.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

Hope this helps thumb.gif
post #5 of 31
If you want a fantastic SSD, and 128gb,

get this crucial m4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148525

slightly over budget but there is this code
$15 off with promo code HARDOCPX125B, ends 1/31

So it's 165 with promo code.
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post #6 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trinnd View Post

If you want a fantastic SSD, and 128gb,

get this crucial m4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148525

slightly over budget but there is this code
$15 off with promo code HARDOCPX125B, ends 1/31

So it's 165 with promo code.

YES THIS IS A GREAT BUY RIGHT NOW!

But...he lives in Israel...frown.gif
post #7 of 31
Coming from someone who strongly opposed SSDs because they were ridiculously expensive per GB, I definitely recommend one. And no, $150 can get you more than 80GB. If you're willing to spend a little bit more I'd recommend a Corsair Force GT. If you want to stay within your budget I recommend a Corsair Force 3. I got my 120GB for $120 after rebate (which took 2 weeks to get to me) and that sucker performs, regardless of what everyone says. Benchmarks != real world noticeable performance.
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post #8 of 31
Most definitely worth it smile.gif

Plus now that mechanical HDD prices are through the roof, and SSD prices settling a bit more - it just makes even more sense to go sonic.gif
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post #9 of 31
One word; Hell yes.
Oh wait...biggrin.gif

It's definitely worth it though. smile.gif
When I use a computer with a HDD, I can't help but feel the sluggishness in it.
Best upgrade I ever made for my system tbh.
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Yes it's worth it, my first SSD was a Intel X25M and ever since then I've never looked back. One of the best performance upgrade to a PC IMO.
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