is it time to upgrade over to ssd?

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by mr_scarface, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    im looking into a new hard drive because this current hard drive is very old.

    even 250 gb hard drives are going for 70 dollars, (i know about the flood)should i try for a SSD?

    would a 120gb enough? and how would it work for gaming?
     
  2. Mega_Death

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    If you have the money then yes, do it.

    A 120GB would be on the small side imo.
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Use your old hard drive for extra storage until you can afford to upgrade that.
    A 'good' SSD will make it feel like you have a new PC.
    120GB is quite a lot unless you want to store all your games on one drive.
    I cope with a 64GB but its sometimes a pita.
     
  4. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    yea, i wanna keep my games that i play on it, then the steamback ups(i HATE downloading them) on my 500gb.

    how large is windows 7?
     

  5. Mufflore

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    My windows folder only is 21GB.
     
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    My Windows install is 13GB, I have a 60GB SSD with my OS and installed software on it, everything else is on my HDD's...

    I still have 30GB of space on my SSD....
     
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    I'd recommend SSD all the way....games load much faster and missions too you'll just notice significant improve in speed
     
  8. steveyc27

    steveyc27 Master Guru

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    I just got my first SSD, Vertex 4 256GB, it's awesome. Boot times, loading games and levels are significantly faster. I have Win 7 and all my games installed on it now, use my mechanical HDD's for storage.

    It's true what everyone says, it's like a new computer all over again with an SSD :)
     
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    You don't have to worry about getting an ultra-fast one, since you've only got SATA2. Also I believe you may have a P35 chipset? and therefore you can't use the 11.x AHCI drivers, so no TRIM... it would suck having the performance drop over time because of this.

    Also 4GB of RAM isn't really enough for a SSD. Ideally you want to use a SSD primarily for reads, having constant pagefile read/writes in the same spot, as occurs with pagefile, won't do the SSD any good.

    It will be very much noticeably faster though, I'm not saying it won't be, but you should take the above into consideration.
     
  10. mr_scarface

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    i got a new pc....
     

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    Ah ok! Well in that case, get a good fast one :D but first, update your sig ;)
     
  12. mr_scarface

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    ive considering putting in a old hard drive into that pc in my sig and putting windows xp on it and using it
     

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