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  1.    23 Jan 2016 #21
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    West Virginia
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by DooGie View Post
    My Sandisk is 480GB and I probably only have 40 GB taken up with Win 10, MS office and a fair amount of regular apps.
    So I'd get a 250GB so you would have plenty of room for adding other stuff. In fact I wish I'd gone for a smaller one now.
    That's affordable enough. Thanks! However, I've got 592 GB on my current C drive. How am I going to manage the transition?
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  2.    23 Jan 2016 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 2,014
    Windows 7

    I would recommend a 128GB size. For the OS and a bit more that is ample. I run all my systems on 60GBs - old habit from 2008 when SSDs cost a fortune. But my laptops I have upgraded to 128GB. They also have a 128GB USB3 stick for the data. That makes the data portable.
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #23
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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by wreckwriter View Post
    That's affordable enough. Thanks! However, I've got 592 GB on my current C drive. How am I going to manage the transition?
    Way over 500GB must be data that I would move outboard to an external disk.
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #24
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Looking at your system specs. Your PC does come with a hotswap 3.5" bay. If it were my PC, I would replace it with this: Vantec 2.5-Inch Dual Bay Trayless SATA III - 6G Mobile Rack (MRK-225S6-BK): Computers Accessories
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    Which can house 2 SSD's. Then get a 120GB SSD & a 1TB SSD
    1. Put Windows 10 + Apps only on 120GB SSD. I have a fully loaded Windows 10 & Applications installed (Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat Pro/Audition, MS Office, Video/Audio editors etc...) and it only took ~30GB)
    2. Move personal data to 1TB SSD. This will be easier for Windows backup/maintenance & in case your Windows becomes unbootable then you don't have to worry about losing personal data.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #25
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Call me chicken-shit.
    I agree with all the others David, once you get over being nervous on doing the SSD install, you will kick yourself for not doing the upgrade earlier. I have no idea what make your laptop is, because you have not filled out any info on your System Specs part.
    Their are lots of us that would love to help you with the upgrade. Many of us also have years of experience in doing upgrades on computers. You might even find some video's on You Tube showing how its done, to give you an idea. When ever you decide you should know, you have lots of help with the process......if you need it.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #26
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Thank you.

    I might eventually. It's not a priority though.
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #27
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    West Virginia
    Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro

    Lots to consider. Thanks guys!
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  8.    24 Jan 2016 #28
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    Posts : 269
    W10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Open my laptop, undo the hhd, install the ssd............... everthing that goes with the process.
    If you take the laptop to a small PC repair shop (if you have one nearby) you can pay them a small fee to install the drive for you while you watch. They can even restore your image to the new SSD too.
    Once you have seen how the process is done you will not be so nervous about it.

    Better yet, if you have a friend that has done this before, have him/her show you!
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  9.    24 Jan 2016 #29
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    SouthWest, FLorida
    Posts : 465
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11

    Quote Originally Posted by wreckwriter View Post
    Lots to consider. Thanks guys!
    I did it several years ago. That was the best decision I made. I tried several models of OCZ, Sandisk and Samsung for historical reasons.
    Right now, all five machines (4 Desktops and 1 Mac Book Pro) are using SSD. They are ranging from 128 GB, 240 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB.

    In fact, I just installed mSata SSD in my Dell XPS 8700. I noticed you have a gaming PC. I don't think you will have problem. May be just a little challenge. Do your research fully about AHCI, SSD performance and data migration. You'll be fine!
    Just remember, “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”

    Let's go Mountaineer.
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  10.    24 Jan 2016 #30

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The 1TB Mushkin is $250. I have several Mushkins. They are greart SSDs. I have also other makes (Intel, OCZ, Sandisk) but the Mushkins are the fastest. I will never buy a spinning disk again. SSDs is the way to go.
    Hi there.

    I wouldn't say that. As James Bond re-iterated : "Never say Never"-- SSD's great for OS / scratch files such as Photoshop etc - but would you really want to have several TB of SSD's for things like multi-media files / NAS servers etc.

    For things like NAS / robust file sharing Green / Red 4TB WD (or larger) 6 Gb/s HDD's are just fine -- you don't want SSD's either in a RAID config

    To store the OS on -- absolutely 100% SSD all the way. SSD's particularly good for mainly reads - I wouldn't use them for robust multi-user access writes. There's no advantage in using them either for media serving --just hugely expensive when a decent 4 or even 6TB HDD would be just as efficient and hugely cheaper. Until a 12 TB SSD storage array is roughly the same price as 2 X 6TB or 3 X 4TB HDD's and as robust I'll wait on that. I re-iterate though all my OS'es and applications whether Windows or Linux are stored on SSD's.

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