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Back story:
I've had this 640gb WD Hard Drive for a SOLID 4-5yrs maybe? Never an issue. I have that feeling it may be reaching the end of it's life cycle here soon so I might upgrade that in the next month...

Options I see so far:

  1. Replace with a 1TB Hard Drive
  2. Replace with a 256gb SSD
  3. Replace with a 1TB Hybrid Drive
  4. Replace with a 120gb SSD
  5. Options 1 + 4


I have a budget of no more than $150 realistically.. I play games, listen to music, and stream lots of stuff. I see myself playing less games, and streaming more music lately. So will I really need the 1TB of storage?

Currently using only 280gb of storage (Thought I was using more)

Aside from particular brands of storage, which option do you guys think I should go for?
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120/128GB SSD for $80 + 1TB single platter HDD for $60
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120/128GB SSD for $80 + 1TB single platter HDD for $60
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Keep the one you have for storage and just add a 120/128gb SSD
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120/128GB SSD for $80 + 1TB single platter HDD for $60

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120/128GB SSD for $80 + 1TB single platter HDD for $60

Meaning WD Blues, basically, and check this link for sales on SSDs. Occasionally you'll see awesome deals on 180-256GB SSDs and you might consider spending another $30 or so for at least 41% more space. Stay away from sub-120GB drives in general, space sucks and $/GB does too.
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post #7 of 14
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I'm learning toward the 256gb SSD option for just a little more.... My computer has been randomly freezing sometimes, and I hear a click occassionally. I don't want to have my data on there lol. Yet, I'm still too lazy to backup.

What are the better 256gb SSD's to look at? I'm particularly interested in the 840 Pros, Evos, and the Plextor Professional series I think it was? What ones the best per dollar, warranty, and performance?
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post #8 of 14
Crucial M500 is a good bang/buck SSD.
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EVOs are best bang for your buck. Crucial M500s are good too. Pros are overpriced and perform only marginally better. You won't notice the difference real-world.
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EVOs are best bang for your buck. Crucial M500s are good too. Pros are overpriced and perform only marginally better. You won't notice the difference real-world.

I read somewhere they will last longer though..? Eh 5yr warranty I think it has, I can live with that. Time to wait for Black Friday!
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