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Hey there OCN.

For my next upgrade I would like to get a SSD for my OS and a couple of commonly used applications such as steam, ventrilo, rainmeter, rocketdock etc.

My knowledge on SSD's is average as most people know that they are faster than HDD's. Although I have some knowledge about this, the thing I wouldn't know is putting the OS on the SSD. Would I have to install the OS again on the SSD, or is there a way to "transfer" the data HDD to SSD?

Also I'm not sure what SSD's would be good. However I've had a look round and there seems to be Intel SSD's, I take it Intel make them and it's not the fact that they only work with Intel CPU's etc?

I was looking for an 80GB SSD as this would be enough to cover the OS along with a couple of games and commonly used programs. I would like UK sites only please if you have any suggestions on what I should get. Also I want the best and cheapest I could get.

Here are some websites that I usually use.
Ebuyer
Scan
Overclockers

Also I forgot to mention my budget, which I don't really have set but under £100 would be fantastic.

Thanks in advance.
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When putting a new SSD into your system, most people (myself included) would recommend a fresh install. Everything is just better that way (less clutter and stuff).

As for the SSD itself, CES just ended and a whole line of new products were just announced, so if you have the patience, wait a few weeks/months until everything new is available. I wouldn't know which is the best since there are no benchmarks, but I am guessing a ~60GB C400 would be a great bet since the current C300 is one of the best out there. I can't tell you what pricing would be, but should be under £100 for the 60GB version.
    
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Originally Posted by karmuhhhh View Post
When putting a new SSD into your system, most people (myself included) would recommend a fresh install. Everything is just better that way (less clutter and stuff).

As for the SSD itself, CES just ended and a whole line of new products were just announced, so if you have the patience, wait a few weeks/months until everything new is available. I wouldn't know which is the best since there are no benchmarks, but I am guessing a ~60GB C400 would be a great bet since the current C300 is one of the best out there. I can't tell you what pricing would be, but should be under £100 for the 60GB version.
Oh right I see, I mean it's not urgent for me to upgrade I just wanted to know the information now for the future. That's why I don't have a budget or anything. I'm pretty sure I'll wait around for the C400 then and look into it.

So is a fresh install the only way or is it transferable?
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