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I highly suggest getting an SSD at least for a boot drive. My setup is a 64Gb C300 as my OS + Rift(mmo) drive and a 1TB WD for my music/videos/other games. The boot up times are insanely fast and when I play Rift the load screens are super fast. And I will 100% be purchasing more SSD's in the future. Very good investment.
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna;12710452 
Lol, I'm running 4 XP virtual machines from a Kingston SSDNow 40GB (basically rebranded X25-V w/o TRIM) without any noticeable slow downs. I could even start the virtual machines at the same time and start-up/shutdown times are still shorter than start-up/shutdown time on a single virtual machine running from a mechanical drive.
You know about the hack to get TRIM for that drive? It's stickied....
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Originally Posted by crabby654;12710720 
I highly suggest getting an SSD at least for a boot drive.
Absolutely.
Makes a big difference in games too which are stored locally like WoW and Rift.
I go from desktop to logged in and ready in literally seconds.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12710780 
You know about the hack to get TRIM for that drive? It's stickied....
Yeah. Been lazy to before but finally got around to flashing the drives this afternoon. Alas, it may have been a wasted effort since I'm considering doing a RAID-0 on my two Kingston 40GB's but that's a discussion for another thread. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by amstech;12710813 
Absolutely.
Makes a big difference in games too which are stored locally like WoW and Rift.
I go from desktop to logged in and ready in literally seconds.

Just sucks that WoW alone is like 30GB. Maybe bigger now?
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by evermooingcow;12712033 
Just sucks that WoW alone is like 30GB. Maybe bigger now?
Thats why I don't really like to recommend 60 and 80GB boot drives.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase for my 64bit OS and other things I had planned.
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Thats why I don't really like to recommend 60 and 80GB boot drives.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase for my 64bit OS and other things I had planned.

My 120 is comfortable right now but if wouldn't handle any major editing suites, or virtual OS's or anythings. My drive is almost full with the OS and a few larger games. That's all I needed it for though
    
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Originally Posted by amstech;12714750 
Thats why I don't really like to recommend 60 and 80GB boot drives.
180GB was the smallest I could comfortably purchase for my 64bit OS and other things I had planned.

You can always get a 40GB boot drive and another SSD for other things.

W7 takes less than 15GB without Hibernation and Paging File.
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Windows 7 takes advantage of the Paging File even if you have like 12GB of memory. It uses it when it's more efficient to do so.

So while it's fine to disable System Restore and Hibernation in order to free up space, it's not fine to disable the Paging File. Plus, the writes to the Paging File are much more sequential in Windows 7 which is one of the reasons why we say that Windows 7 is optimized for SSDs.
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I thought I read in an SSD optimization guide that you should disable paging file.

I thought I had done so but when I just checked it's set to automatic. I also have 8GB RAM so I guess there's no real reason to disable it if I haven't noticed anything with it active... Correct?
    
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