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January 2, 2013 2:51:58 AM

I am looking to buy an SSD to pretty much just put Windows 7 on for faster boot time and loading files. I was wondering how many GB is enough for something like that and any recommendations is awesome too thanks.

Im looking to stay under $100 if at all possible.

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January 2, 2013 3:34:52 AM

If you're buying from newegg or other retailers, try searching for some great deals. I believe newegg has a ton of 120GB SSDs right now below $100 (I think there's an Intel 330 so I would recommend that)
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January 2, 2013 3:40:14 AM

Anything over 120GB would be good, the bigger the better.

A 60GB would just be filled up way too quickly with windows files and programs.

If your motherboards supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) a 60GB SSD would be a decent purchase, I personally use IRST and absolutely love it.
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January 2, 2013 4:03:05 AM

120/128GB should be fine like others said. Stay away from Sandforce based drives, as always.

Samsung 840 going for 99$ sounds like a good buy to me.
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January 2, 2013 4:04:57 AM

^ do you mean SRT?
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January 2, 2013 5:19:48 AM

warhead0 said:
Anything over 120GB would be good, the bigger the better.

A 60GB would just be filled up way too quickly with windows files and programs.

If your motherboards supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) a 60GB SSD would be a decent purchase, I personally use IRST and absolutely love it.


Can you describe IRST further? Im not sure if my MoBo supports it.
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January 3, 2013 1:46:28 AM

Best answer selected by roaddoc326.
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