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I do burn some videos from time to time and I was thinking that would be one program that I would want on the ssd!
That's the exact kind of thinking I used, and it has worked great! So far it's the biggest improvement I've seen at once, besides going from a 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 to a 3.3Ghz Phenom II x4! LOL
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Crucial 64GB SSD on Tigerdirect... I got mine for $125, it was one of the best rated drives I could find with some nice specs too.
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That's the exact kind of thinking I used, and it has worked great! So far it's the biggest improvement I've seen at once, besides going from a 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 to a 3.3Ghz Phenom II x4! LOL
Well I did just buy a new mobo so I am hoping to move up in that world soon lol! Yes I know that going from my socket 478 (no matter what it is) to a 1156 (no matter what it is) is probably going to be shocking once I have all the parts to be able to do so!
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I am guessing that come of the cheaper ssd that I have seen listed here and for sale other places may be the cheaper, not so good ones! I will have to pay a little closer attention to exactly what they are!
Yeah, have a read around, I'm sure there is an SSD guide here somewhere!

What you want to look for is the Read/Write speeds, Sandforce drives will have a 200MB/s+ Read speed, whereas the older controllers will be considerably lower.

The Vertex 2 is a solid choice, and the prices of NAND Flash is set to rise due to the disaster in Japan, so it's a great time to buy.
    
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Crucial 64GB SSD on Tigerdirect... I got mine for $125, it was one of the best rated drives I could find with some nice specs too.
Ah not looking to put that much jack into one yet lol! I just got a new (used but new to me) mobo (asus p7p55 lx). I need to find a good (but not costly) cpu, memory, and video card so I can get somewhat out of the stone ages here lol!
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So with that being said the correct way of wording this would be is a SSD is much faster than a HDD? Man all initials for stuff is just killing me! Is there a dictionary of all these anywhere lol?
Doh, you're right. All I had to say was "so, let's say that SSDs are faster than HDDs".

Anyway, SSD is "Solid State Drive" (not Solid State Disk, because there is no disk)

HDD is "Hard Disk Drive".

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I seen that the egg had 3 ssd listed as being on sale today. Out of my price range, and to be honest I wouldn't even know if it was a good deal or not lol!
Which 3? Can you post links?

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Would buying one for just the OS still increase the overall speed of the computer (by quite a bit) even if you have programs on another drive (say a hdd)? I have just seen some of the smaller ones here for sale and they seems pretty reasonably priced (smaller ones meaning in that 20gb to 40gb range).
Absolutely!

I used to have just my 64 GB Falcon (an older SSD that has the famous "Indilinx" controller) and a Western Digital VelociRaptor. When I upgraded to this setup, my Falcon became the OS drive while the VelociRaptor was just for storage. Before upgrading to this setup, my OS drive was the VelociRaptor and my storage was some 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda (model 7200.11). Even for this upgrade, the difference was huge. I mean, I basically upgraded from the VelociRaptor to a solid state drive.

Then I replaced the VelociRaptor with the Falcon when I got the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe! So the Callisto Deluxe became my OS drive while my Falcon was my storage drive; unfortunately, I didn't notice much of a difference, except I guess I learned that as long as the OS drive is a good SSD, then it's all good.

As for the capacity: I have 16.2GB left out of 55.8GB, and here's what I have installed as well as what my Windows Features configuration is:









So in reality, I could have gotten away with a 40GB SSD. Except, I probably would have uninstalled the first Crysis before installing Crysis 2. hehe

Oh, and I apologize for the List View in the Programs and Features control panel. I had to switch from the Details View because my list of installed programs is just a hair too long to be stretched vertically without still requiring two separate screenshots in order to get everything.

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Not really. I owned a 30GB Vertex (Indilinux) before my 40GB Callisto, and it was tight, but fine.

I'd put on a minimum of 40GB for comfortable usage, I have Windows 7, personal files and documents, a few commonly used programs and a few small videos on my 40GB, and I have just under 10GB remaining.
Hey Wafflehead, it's "Indilinx". Or, "Indi-links".

I haven't said anything to you for a while, so I couldn't resist!
Edited by TwoCables - 4/1/11 at 6:17pm
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I thought someone all ready posted the link to the newegg deals but here it is
http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail...A-_-crucialSSD

it was emailed to me since I signed up for the email stuff after placing a order last weekend. Let me know if the link doesn't work for some reason
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$100 is about as cheap as they come, so I opted to drop another $25 for a 64GB with excellent read/write speeds and SATA III. $125 is the best place to start, you pay such a small amount more for so much more in performance.

Also... If I plan on using 50GB I need a 60GB drive... I always have to leave 10-15 percent free for defragging and "just because" it's my OS drive. I thought a 40GB would be tight WITHOUT free space, another reason I went with 64.
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Hey Wafflehead, it's "Indilinx". Or, "Indi-links".

I haven't said anything to you for a while, so I couldn't resist!


I always make that mistake.

Although, Indilinux does sound cool, I might just roll with it.
    
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So really I would want the OS on the ssd along with anything that starts up when windows does. I thought I seen a few of the smaller ssd drives here in the $40 to $50 range which is what got me thinking. I don't want to call anyone out so I won't post up specific ones that I seen but I was just thinking wow at that price maybe I should think about getting one. I didn't think the failure rate on a ssd would be that great since it really doesn't have any moving parts which made me think buying a used one (that isn't real old of course) wouldn't be a bad way of thinking. Is that right?
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