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What is the exact purpose for the SSD? All I heard that it speeds things up a lot.

So I assume the higher the capacity, the faster it is?

What powers it? A SATA connector?

And I am about to buy this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247
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    The exact purpose of any SSD or HDD is to store data. That's all they do.

    An SSD is faster because of what it stores the data on. In a "normal" hard drive, the data is stored on a spinning disc. In an SSD, it's stored on flash memory chips. On an HDD, an arm has to position a laser over the correct part of the disc to read the information. Then it can only read the info based on how fast the disc is spinning. Reading/writing data on an SSD on the other hand is done at light speed.

    Size does not mean faster.

    They do plug into sata.

    840 EVO is a very good drive.
  2. Anonymous said:
    The exact purpose of any SSD or HDD is to store data. That's all they do.

    An SSD is faster because of what it stores the data on. In a "normal" hard drive, the data is stored on a spinning disc. In an SSD, it's stored on flash memory chips. On an HDD, an arm has to position a laser over the correct part of the disc to read the information. Then it can only read the info based on how fast the disc is spinning. Reading/writing data on an SSD on the other hand is done at light speed.

    Size does not mean faster.

    They do plug into sata.

    840 EVO is a very good drive.


    Oh! So whatever I store onto the SSD, it will load like A LOT faster than if I had files on the HDD, right? (Grammar off)

    Can OS's be installed on SSD?

    Cause I want my OS to load fast as fuck when I boot it up

    EDIT: Let me rephrase that.. Any window files can be stored onto the SSD, right? To make things load and boot faster?
  3. Iglesias said:
    Oh! So whatever I store onto the SSD, it will load like A LOT faster than if I had files on the HDD, right? (Grammar off)

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Can OS's be installed on SSD?

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Cause I want my OS to load fast as fuck when I boot it up

    That's why you put it on an SSD.

    Iglesias said:
    EDIT: Let me rephrase that.. Any window files can be stored onto the SSD, right? To make things load and boot faster?

    Yes.
  4. Anonymous said:
    Iglesias said:
    Oh! So whatever I store onto the SSD, it will load like A LOT faster than if I had files on the HDD, right? (Grammar off)

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Can OS's be installed on SSD?

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Cause I want my OS to load fast as fuck when I boot it up

    That's why you put it on an SSD.

    Iglesias said:
    EDIT: Let me rephrase that.. Any window files can be stored onto the SSD, right? To make things load and boot faster?

    Yes.



    Sweet, is 120GB enough for Windows 8.1 Pro?
  5. 30GB is enough for Win 8.

    I have win7 and a bunch of programs on my 128GB SSD. Store your data (music, pictures, documents, etc...) on your hdd. Run your OS and programs off of your SSD.
  6. mazooni said:
    Iglesias said:
    Anonymous said:
    Iglesias said:
    Oh! So whatever I store onto the SSD, it will load like A LOT faster than if I had files on the HDD, right? (Grammar off)

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Can OS's be installed on SSD?

    Yes.

    Iglesias said:
    Cause I want my OS to load fast as fuck when I boot it up

    That's why you put it on an SSD.

    Iglesias said:
    EDIT: Let me rephrase that.. Any window files can be stored onto the SSD, right? To make things load and boot faster?

    Yes.



    Sweet, is 120GB enough for Windows 8.1 Pro?


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements

    16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)


    Anonymous said:
    30GB is enough for Win 8.

    I have win7 and a bunch of programs on my 128GB SSD. Store your data (music, pictures, documents, etc...) on your hdd. Run your OS and programs off of your SSD.


    This means I have to reformat my computer...

    Thanks!
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