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13 Nov 2012 05:56 #28416 by lonewolf170
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Hey all,

So I'm looking to reformat my computer and get an ssd to replace my slow as all get out hd. Just curious on thoughts on which one to get. Mainly looking for a 120gb and saw a bunch are like $100 atm. Do people feel these are going to drop by Christmas more or should I pick one up?

Also should I through the OS and all my games on the ssd or split them up?

Thanks!

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13 Nov 2012 06:29 #28417 by garfi3ld
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OS and most programs on the ssd and put steam on your hard drive, IMO.

Try to go with a SATA 3 drive, the price difference isn't much to get the faster drives over the much slower older models.

Wes

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13 Nov 2012 08:43 - 13 Nov 2012 08:46 #28418 by Arxon
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I agree with Wes, 120gb isn't much for steam(my steam file is 263gb). I say put your most used programs on the ssd but games, videos, music, and such on a hdd.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227807 for SSD

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533 for HHD(if you want to drop the cash on it.)

Those two are what I run and no lag loading games with them on the hdd and windows loads in 30seconds.

Edit: I don't know how SSDs work now a year after I got mine but it was a pain to get up and running. So check on what you need to change in bios before you install so you don't spend 2 days getting it to work like it did.
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13 Nov 2012 16:54 #28420 by L0rdG1gabyt3
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When I built mine, I put the OS and my most used programs on the SSD. All my Steam stuff went on a "fast" HDD. I also moved my user profile folders to the HDD also. I have a feeling it makes the system boot a bit slower, but whether it boots in 9s or 15s, its still fast.

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14 Nov 2012 04:12 #28434 by lonewolf170
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I saw newegg has a raptor HD 600gb for 100$ a couple days back.
I was thinking of just putting a couple games I play the most on there (db3, LoL).

Cause yea my steam folder is def bigger than I expected...
And I wasn't even looking at the OCZ agility 4. Is that a good one?
I was mainly looking at a corsair or kingston.

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14 Nov 2012 05:11 - 14 Nov 2012 05:12 #28435 by Twodavez
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lonewolf170 wrote: And I wasn't even looking at the OCZ agility 4. Is that a good one?
I was mainly looking at a corsair or kingston.


FYI about the OCZ's from Renegade over on NexusLAN
"Recommend staying away from even taking chances on these drives as they go really cheap on close out. Horrible failure rates."
www.nexuslan.org/forums/index.php?topic=1691.0

I have a Patriot SSD that i've been happy with, but i wasn't picky. Free is Free so i'm happy just to have one. Just have Windows and LoL installed on it...

Let me know what and where you get your SSD, Nick_Wic is looking to get one for Christmas so his Mom has me on the hunt, I'm assuming Black friday or Cyber monday is going to have the best deals!

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain
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14 Nov 2012 06:19 #28436 by Wingcmdr77
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Corsairs are great for performance and money. Great Reliability. I'd agree on OCZ be cautious on them.

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14 Nov 2012 18:44 #28439 by Myndmelt
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I'd say wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and see what deals are out there ;)

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