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[SSD] 60GB vs 120GB vs Other for Boot Drive

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April 8, 2013 12:31:41 PM

So I'm looking to get an SSD as a boot drive (Windows 7 Professional) and was looking for an answer as what size to use, sadly most of the articles were outdated and when SSDs were at least 2x more expensive than they are now :p  So I was wondering what size would be good? Also any SSD recommendations are good as well. I am looking for read performance more than write performance (it's only gonna be written to once for Windows install and a few more times for updating Windows). Budget = US$100. Is anything over 60GB overkill? If so, I'd rather just spend the few dollars less for the 60GB rather than the 120GB. Thanks! :) 

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April 8, 2013 12:44:28 PM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-recommendation-benchm...

According to that this is your best buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't forget , the need for size is always growing so going to 120GB is NO LOSS !

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April 8, 2013 12:45:01 PM

I would opt for 120gb today.
A SSd will slow down as it approaches full. you don't want that.

And... there is really a lot of writing to the ssd going on, and it is the small random read and write performance that you will notice. Do not worry about ssd endurance; it will be obsolete long before you run out of updates.
Modern ssd's all perform about the same.
I like Samsung and intel for reliability.
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