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Will just a boot drive make my system snappy, or must everything be on the SSD?

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By "snappy," I mean the the way that programs load hilariously quickly, like putting Windows Media center, Sony Vegas, 3Ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and Photoshop CS5 all in the startup folder, and rebooting in 15 seconds only to have them all ready to use immediately. If I just get, say, a 64 gb boot drive, forcing me to keep ~200 GB of stuff on my HDD, will my system still have all that glorious "snap"?
    
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SSD is the only way to go...

but when you're talking about 200GB worth of stuff
and huge programs like 3Ds Max.. you should consider RAID-0 with 2 or 4 drives
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Ok then, I'll just get out my walletzilla-

oh wait.

Nobody can afford raiding SSDs... well, almost nobody.
    
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This may help: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html Depending on how many programs you plan to put on there, a 128 may be needed.
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hmmm... I could go for a 128... the problem is I have Norton, and everytime I reinstall windows I need to use a new subscription- the darn thing doesn't carry over
    
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Could always use avast. But just roughly add up how many programs you want on there and see if it will fit within ~80-90% of the the space. If the programs you listed are the only ones going on then a 64 gb should be fine.
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Originally Posted by roflolol View Post
Ok then, I'll just get out my walletzilla-

oh wait.

Nobody can afford raiding SSDs... well, almost nobody.
Coming from the guy who owns Maya, Vegas, CS5, 3ds Max, and probably other programs that cost thousands of dollars.
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hmmm... I could go for a 128... the problem is I have Norton, and everytime I reinstall windows I need to use a new subscription- the darn thing doesn't carry over


Why use norton? Thats the worst thing anyone can do. Use Microsoft Security Essentials. Its free, and who knows the windows registry better than its makers of whats supposed to be there or not?
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post #9 of 10
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Coming from the guy who owns Maya, Vegas, CS5, 3ds Max, and probably other programs that cost thousands of dollars.
When did he say he owned any of it? Read OP.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zinxe View Post
Coming from the guy who owns Maya, Vegas, CS5, 3ds Max, and probably other programs that cost thousands of dollars.
I don't get how your comment was helpfull in any way.

O/T: Yes if you buy a big enough drive for all your most used programs then it will be alot more snappy. i myself own MAX, CS4 and other programs and have them installed on my SSD. However i had to mkLink my user folders to the storage drive so it didnt clog up so fast but i havent had any problems even with only 64GB.

It all depends on how big your program collection and wallet size is

Oh and ditch norton and aquire avast its free and better. there is also a pro version if you want to upgrade it.
Edited by jammo2k5 - 2/6/11 at 10:37am
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