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(64GB SSD + 150GB Raptor) vs (128GB SSD)

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The title says it all, which is better:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-RealSSD-C300-internal-SATA-600/dp/B003SV6CIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301774602&sr=8-1"]64GB C300[/ame] - $125 (For Windows and main programs)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-VelociRaptor-Enterprise-WD1500HLFS/dp/B001EQQW1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1301774709&sr=1-1"]150GB Raptor[/ame] - $110 (For other programs and user profiles)

(Total - $235)
OR
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039SM0AS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]128GB C300[/ame] - $230


And I am getting a 500GB data drive.


Thanks for the advice.
Edited by csm725 - 4/2/11 at 1:18pm
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post #2 of 19
Id go with the 2 drives, 128Gb would be eatin up quicker then you imagine, the extra 70Gb will serve you well, put your OS and main games/programs on the SSD, and the other on the raptor, to be honest I would do a larger, slower drive for the second, but thats just me, something like a 640GB - 1 TB drive
post #3 of 19
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Oh, and I'm also purchasing a 500GB 7200 drive regardless - forgot to mention that.
How much space do
a) Windows 7 Professional N x64
b) Office Professional Plus 2010 32-bit
take up?
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post #4 of 19
Me personally would get the 64GB and a 1 TB WD Black HDD for $77 after the promo code EMCKGGJ29.

You could keep the Black as a 1 TB or short stroke it to be almost as fast as the Raptor for cheaper.

The main benefit you will see is putting your OS onto the SSD ~10 second boot times are sweet!
post #5 of 19
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Let's forget the data drive for now. I have $230-240 dollars in my budget for OS/Program drives.
Which of the two options are best?
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post #6 of 19
OS will be slightly under 20Gb, maybe 17 or so, and the office pro plus is 4 GB from what I read on there site, though I dont own, so I cant confirm
post #7 of 19
Of those two options if your getting another HDD for storage I would do the larger one
post #8 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blkdoutgsxr;12974659 
OS will be slightly under 20Gb, maybe 17 or so, and the office pro plus is 4 GB from what I read on there site, though I dont own, so I cant confirm
Can you tell me where you found size of Windows 7?
Edit: Pro Plus is ~3-4GB
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post #9 of 19
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Looks like the 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD > 64GB SSD + 150GB Raptor + 500GB HDD?
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;12974687 
Can you tell me where you found size of Windows 7?
Edit: Pro Plus is ~3-4GB

Ive just installed it a couple times and read it around the forums... I round up my estimated space requirements, so I say 20Gb for OS, and 4 GB for Office, really its like 17ish and 3.4... But coming down to the last GB always worries me lol
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