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Very basic SSD advice sought

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June 14, 2014 6:11:37 PM

I'm almost ready to buy the components for a pc which will be mainly used for office type functions (some multimedia but no gaming). At the moment I have a WD 1TB Blue drive as my storage but can't decide if it's worth the extra outlay to boot from an SSD instead. I've also no knowledge of how reliable the SSDs are and my most important criterion for the pc build is reliability as I'll be running my publishing business on it. Also, I'll be dual booting the pc and running Ubuntu a lot of the time. Can anyone suggest whether it would be a good idea to add an SSD to the build and if so any recommendations for which SSD to go for?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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a c 99 G Storage
June 14, 2014 6:19:02 PM

ABSOLUTELY!

128GB (at least), but suggest 250GB or larger. Once you have it, you'll never go back.

Use the SSD as a boot/program drive, and the HDD for storage (media, game data, etc.).

I suggest Samsung. IMHO the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, but the EVO's are good, too.
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June 14, 2014 6:58:58 PM

Thanks to everyone for responding. Think you've convinced me, just a matter of trying to decide which one to go for.
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June 14, 2014 7:13:31 PM

Just to follow up and ask if this would be a suitable SSD:

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive

and also how would it be seated inside the case... do I need to buy a tray of some kind to hold it... apologies for being a little dense, I'm just not at all familiar with these devices
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a c 901 G Storage
June 14, 2014 7:22:51 PM

Yes, that particular drive is at he top of the recommended list.

As far as needing an adapter...maybe. Many recent cases have dedicated mount points for 2.5" drives.
What case do you have?
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June 14, 2014 7:26:58 PM

USAFRet said:
Yes, that particular drive is at he top of the recommended list.

As far as needing an adapter...maybe. Many recent cases have dedicated mount points for 2.5" drives.
What case do you have?

I've not actually bought the case yet but this is the one I was intending to go for:

case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Computer Case


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a c 901 G Storage
June 14, 2014 7:40:07 PM

Purity Denson said:
USAFRet said:
Yes, that particular drive is at he top of the recommended list.

As far as needing an adapter...maybe. Many recent cases have dedicated mount points for 2.5" drives.
What case do you have?

I've not actually bought the case yet but this is the one I was intending to go for:

case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Computer Case




From Corsair:
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-200r-compac...

Drive Bays
(x3) 5.25in
(x4) 3.5in
(x4) 2.5in


You won't need any adapter plate. It has mounts built in.
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June 14, 2014 7:45:43 PM

USAFRet said:
Purity Denson said:
USAFRet said:
Yes, that particular drive is at he top of the recommended list.

As far as needing an adapter...maybe. Many recent cases have dedicated mount points for 2.5" drives.
What case do you have?

I've not actually bought the case yet but this is the one I was intending to go for:

case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Computer Case




From Corsair:
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-200r-compac...

Drive Bays
(x3) 5.25in
(x4) 3.5in
(x4) 2.5in


You won't need any adapter plate. It has mounts built in.

Great, Thanks.

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