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How big of a SSD for Windows 7?

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April 22, 2014 5:47:15 PM

Right now, I have Windows 7 Pro installed on a 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HD. I have everything else on my whole computer installed on that drive as well (games, pictures, apps) except my video which is stored on an older Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM HD that I ripped out of an older Inspiron laptop.

The time is now for me to upgrade. I don't have a problem with a system wipe. I just want a new HD that is *for the most part* strictly for Windows 7 Pro (other than my apps.. Adobe Collection, Sony Vegas, Action, Etc). I plan on purchasing a 1TB drive for my Steam & Origin library and I can use the HD's that I have left for pictures and videos.

My question to you guys is how big of a SSD should I purchase and with that in mind, do you guys have any suggestions for me that will get the job done? I guess my budget is around $80 but if that just isn't enough for Windows and my apps I'll just have to deal with it.

Thanks.

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April 22, 2014 5:54:28 PM

Windows OS only takes up 30-35 gb of space, you can find 32 or 64gb SSD's for under $50. I'd recommend getting a 100 or 120 though, so you can store some additional programs and software on there. Some 120gb SSD's are less than $90 nowadays
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April 22, 2014 5:54:54 PM

A 120GB SSD.
Samsung 840 EVO.
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April 22, 2014 5:55:13 PM

PLENTY for your needs and Best on the market.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $80.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 20:54 EDT-0400)
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April 22, 2014 6:04:23 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PLENTY for your needs and Best on the market.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $80.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 20:54 EDT-0400)


That's what I figured, thanks for the quick reply. Ordering it right now, I can't believe I've waited this long. Would you have any idea how fast the start up time would be with this SSD, taking my system specs into accountability?
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