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I have the MX200 1TB and it is a very good SSD, although its primary role is storing games as I use my 840 Pro as my boot drive.

Iirc the BX100 is cheaper because it is not as fast in sequential speeds and random speeds as compared to the MX200. If you plan to make either of this your boot drive, then definitely the MX200. If just for games/storage then the BX100 is sufficient.

If you have the cash to splash, the 850 PRO/EVO are without a doubt currently the better if not the best options to consider(before M.2 options). Not too sure about the sandisk option.
Edited by RocketAbyss - 2/15/16 at 1:57am
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I want just the new one OS(Windows 7) installed only on my SSD plus keep files on my old HDD(D partition) and format C partition to remove OS.

If you do that your computer won't be bootable. Reformatting the boot drive will remove the information the computer needs in order to find the OS. And, anyway, Windows will not let you format a drive that has a Windows Folder on it. You need a "Plan B"

So I should plug in new SSD in place of old HDD and it is all what should I know? You confused me a bit right now.
I know it's confusing, but when you understand how it works it will all make sense.
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Sorry man, i just suggested other things because i thought a SSD wouldn't be as useful as some enhancements for you or your parents, IMO having a quieter/less freezy/functionnal PC may be better than having a PC that boots faster and opens a few lightweight programs faster too.

They will be happy anyway. It will be WAY BETTER rig than their current garbage which should be burned. Their PC is 11 years old so you can imagine how bad it is.

My father is an auditor so he doesn't need powerful PC. Most of the time he works with 'Word' and 'Excel' so nothing fancy.

My current PC is really quiet after changing GPU. HD5850 was like a jet plane.

Btw.

Should I get SATA cable 6gb/s or 3gb/s? Probably 6 but better ask then be sorry.
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So what should I do? Plug in both disks(SSD in other SATA+HDD in current SATA?) and install Windows 7 on SSD and then check every time which one OS I would like to start up, yes? English is not my native language so I am trying to understand the logic behind this description.
They will be happy anyway. It will be WAY BETTER rig than their current garbage which should be burned. Their PC is 11 years old so you can imagine how bad it is.

My father is an auditor so he doesn't need powerful PC. Most of the time he works with 'Word' and 'Excel' so nothing fancy.

My current PC is really quiet after changing GPU. HD5850 was like a jet plane.
then why the need for a SSD ?
 
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I wrote it but I will repeat myself one more time. I already know that there is pretty big difference in games which I play so in Lineage 2 and Company of Heroes 2(I asked few people about this one and they confirmed that difference is really big).

I will be using this PC for next 5-6 months. After this time I will buy completely new PC and giveaway this one to my parents.

Have you got it?
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hmm, yeah ok,
 
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I know it's confusing, but when you understand how it works it will all make sense.

So what should I do? Plug in both disks(SSD in other SATA+HDD in current SATA?) and install Windows 7 on SSD and then check every time which one OS I would like to start up, yes? English is not my native language so I am trying to understand the logic behind this description.
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I know it's confusing, but when you understand how it works it will all make sense.

So what should I do? Plug in both disks(SSD in other SATA+HDD in current SATA?) and install Windows 7 on SSD and then check every time which one OS I would like to start up, yes? English is not my native language so I am trying to understand the logic behind this description.
First, there's no such thing as SATA 1, SATA2 or SATA 3 cables. They're just cable that carry electricity. 1, 2 and 3 are just manufacturer's mumbo jumbo to charge you more money.

As I said, you can do it any way you want and then later use EASYBCD to change it to anything else you want.
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I don't know whether you've made a decision yet or not but I've ordered a Sandisk Plus 240GB today. Should arrive in a few days after which I will bench and report back in this thread. I hope I've made the right choice.

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