Hi im building a pc and have decided that i would like to run my os on a ssd drive. i have heard that there are some things i have to do differently then a hdd. (moving pagefiles and something about win7 installation are two) so what im asking is what are some things to keeping mind while im setting this up. it is a 32gb ssd and i will have a internal 320gb hdd and an external 1.5tb drive to go along with it. if this has already been ask just post a link... i suck at using search
however i was just thinking i am on a budget so is it even worth it to get something so small
Well, that certainly is a smaller drive but you could make it work. I do think it is worth it, even if the only thing on the drive is windows. Your system will be much more responsive. I've seen 60GB drives approaching $100, the larger capacity also means typically faster performance. If you can swing it, thats what I would go for.
Anyway, you could do a Win 7 lite installation, but that is a bit of a hassle if you ask me.
Typical install for 64bit is 20GB. Now you can get rid of your page file if you have enough ram, but I moved mine to my data drive. That saved 6 GB. You can save even more by disabling system restore. Then there is the UAC, which I find annoying but others find helpful.
Point is, I got my WIN7 down to about 10gigs so I was able to install a few other apps on my 40gig SSD.
Alot of folks will say that an SSD will perform at its best at 50% capacity, but I run about 3/4 full and haven't had much degradation.
I had a 32 GB PS-100 and fuond it very hard to manage programs. All games and big programs had to be installed on a HDD which means they lose all benefits of an SSD. So I upgraded to a 60 GB and its perfect. The only thing I install on the HDD is Steam and all Steam games, and all my music and movies are on there. I have my main games like Crysis and HAWX on the SSD along with Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc.
ya this is going to be an upgrade from my old pc. it is going to have a i5 quad 2.8, 4gb ddr3 1600, AMD hd6870
and the drive i was thinking of was a Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)