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August 23, 2013 7:40:26 AM

ok the main reason I want an ssd is so it can boot up faster and I'd put windows 7 in it. But I found a kingston 60gb ssd http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Adapter%C2%A0Sol... (didn't know ssd's could go so low xD), and I was wondering if it would still boot up fast.

I don't need to worry about storage because I already have 2 3tbs of hdd, all I want is something so it could start up faster, and I really don't want to spend a lot of money but I will if I have too.

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a c 167 G Storage
a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2013 7:54:51 AM

I heartily endorse using a SSD for the os.
But, 60gb is too small. After overhead, you will have even less.
You have to be careful that a SSD does not approach full or it will slow down and lose endurance.
I would shop for Samsung 840 of any kind. 120gb should cost as little as $90
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-120GB-internal-Solid-MZ-7...

The real reason to buy a SSD is for the performance in everything else you do. Files open instantly. Windows updates are much quicker. Virus scans on the ssd take little time.....
Yes, boot time will be quicker too.
But for that, why not use sleep to ram(S3)? The low power sleep state is close to no power. sleep and wake are only 3 seconds or so.
Once you have a ssd, you will never go back. Just buy one that is large enough up front.
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August 23, 2013 8:16:13 AM

geofelt said:
I heartily endorse using a SSD for the os.
But, 60gb is too small. After overhead, you will have even less.
You have to be careful that a SSD does not approach full or it will slow down and lose endurance.
I would shop for Samsung 840 of any kind. 120gb should cost as little as $90
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-120GB-internal-Solid-MZ-7...

The real reason to buy a SSD is for the performance in everything else you do. Files open instantly. Windows updates are much quicker. Virus scans on the ssd take little time.....
Yes, boot time will be quicker too.
But for that, why not use sleep to ram(S3)? The low power sleep state is close to no power. sleep and wake are only 3 seconds or so.
Once you have a ssd, you will never go back. Just buy one that is large enough up front.


ok so how low would it get when it would slow down, because I think windows 7 is only about 6gigs and I plan to put everything else on my hdds.
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a c 167 G Storage
a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2013 8:36:25 AM

Windows 7 needs 16-20gb. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/sy...

Past that, there are other programs and files that will want to go on the "C" drive.
Out of a 60gb ssd, I might guess that you would have 55gb available.
When you fill it up to 50gb, my computer will show the space used in red as a urgent warning.
It will still run, at least for a while. But with so little free space to work with you will start to impact your endurance. Each nand chip only has a limited number of updates. That is no issue normally.

If you find 60gb is too small, you will have wasted $60 when you could have spent $90 and had no problem.
If $90 is too much, I suggest you wait until you have $90 you are willing to spend.
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