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Upgrading to SSD
show user profile  Sangre
I was thinking about upgrading my hard drive to SSD for some time now but not sure which one to choose. Except for read/write speed what other parameters to pay attention to? The 120GB Kingston SSDNow has lower speed and yet the price is higher than the 120GB Silicon Power V70. Which one would be better?
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3/31/2015 6:59:30 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 7:03:08 AM)
show user profile  digs
not sure about the brand, but i'd definitely recommend you save some pennies and get a 240gb, minimum. you'll run out of space on that 120 quick, even if u install all your programs on another drive

ive got my docs folder partitioned, and ive still been battling this crap for like a year

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3/31/2015 7:06:42 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 7:06:42 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
Indeed, specially when SSDs are starting to get really cheap now.
you can get a 512GB SSD for 190$ on amazon.

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3/31/2015 7:08:35 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 7:08:35 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
I'll only use it as my system drive (for windows and software installation). My OS, documents and programs only take 80Gigs right now.
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3/31/2015 7:40:42 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 7:40:42 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
I only have 120GB in my desktop and Laptop for System drive. With Win8, Adobe programs, Max, Blender, Office 2010, and a bunch of other programs, I am only using about 60GB, so for me 120GB is plenty.
240GBs are getting reasonable in price now though, so if you want to make sure, then this might be the way to go.

I tend to go with Kingston, mostly because we have used Kingston RAM for years without issue. This isn't a terribly good reason, but there is not a lot to go by. We have not had any particular issues with any SSD brand to be honest. Basically, if you are going with a regular SATA3 drive, then I would just make sure that it is faster than 450/450 MBs.

little tip. For a lot of laptops, it possible to get a HDD bay to replace your DVD drive, so you can install a new SSD as System drive in the main HDD slot, and then put the old drive in the HDD bay as storage.

Uhh also, keep in mind that some laptops only support 7mm drives, so make sure that you get the right size.. I think pretty much all Kingston SSDs are 7mm.

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3/31/2015 8:26:42 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 8:29:40 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I've been using Samsung SSDs for a while now, they seem to be pretty good. I've got a 250gb for my OS and programs drive, and another 250gb drive for my primary work drive, anything I'm actively working on goes on there. I've got a similar setup at work, with the samsung drives. Works great :) At home for photoshop work, I'm thinking about getting another 250gb SSD purely for a scratch/temp drive.

At home I had a 60gb SSD for my OS/programs for a long time, it just wasn't quite big enough, definitely get what ever size you can afford. 250 is plenty for that.

Having your OS and programs on an SSD is probably the best thing you can do right now to make your machine feel faster. You'll be amazed :) -

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3/31/2015 10:57:30 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 10:59:13 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I also have a Samsung SSD. Nothing but good things to say about it.

Don't let them get nearly full though. It kills the performance.

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3/31/2015 11:03:20 AM (last edit: 3/31/2015 11:03:20 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
So I've ordered a Silicon Power drive along with an ASUS motherboard (the one I'm using right now does not have SATA III support). Hopefully the money and the effort will pay off.
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3/31/2015 4:17:51 PM (last edit: 3/31/2015 4:17:51 PM)
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