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Best SDD and hard drive combo from microcenter for under $230?

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Well if you read my thread you can see my crappy green WD HDD is dying, and I am going to being buying an SSD and a good HDD this time around. If you don't know what microcenter is here is a link http://www.microcenter.com/ they usually have a ton of great in store only deals and luckily I live close to one only about a 20 minute drive. Right now I am looking at getting this SSD and this HDD.

If anyone has any better combos for the money or has any comments on these products please add to the discussion before I go out and buy these smile.gif
    
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Cant find a better combo.

I would just get that if I was you to be honest the M4 is one of the best SSD going and that hard-drive should keep you going for a long time. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post

Cant find a better combo.
I would just get that if I was you to be honest the M4 is one of the best SSD going and that hard-drive should keep you going for a long time. thumb.gif

Thanks smile.gif I hope these make a huge jump in performance like everyone claims, I have never used an SSD so I really hope I am Wow'd! biggrin.gif
    
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Thanks smile.gif I hope these make a huge jump in performance like everyone claims, I have never used an SSD so I really hope I am Wow'd! biggrin.gif

Installed my first one yesterday.... definitely a "wow".
Well worth the money.
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Installed my first one yesterday.... definitely a "wow".
Well worth the money.
Good biggrin.gif I was thinking of installing one a few months ago but they seemed really complicated to get running so I decided not to, wish I could find 240Gb SSD on micro-center and pair that with a cheaper HDD :/
    
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Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0 View Post

Installed my first one yesterday.... definitely a "wow".
Well worth the money.
Good biggrin.gif I was thinking of installing one a few months ago but they seemed really complicated to get running so I decided not to, wish I could find 240Gb SSD on micro-center and pair that with a cheaper HDD :/
What is complicated? You plug it in and install windows..../done. 0.o
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

What is complicated? You plug it in and install windows..../done. 0.o

You forgot to turn the computer on (or off to install the SSD) tongue.gif
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What is complicated? You plug it in and install windows..../done. 0.o

You forgot to turn the computer on (or off to install the SSD) tongue.gif
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