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  1.    23 Jan 2016 #1

    SSD worth it?


    I've had most types of hardware over the years but never had an SSD. Considering changing over now but unsure if worth the cost. Would be going with a 1 TB drive, either Samsung, Mushkin, or SanDisk. I have various software that should be able to do the move already so that part shouldn't be an issue.

    What are the ups and downs? Is it worth $300?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,529
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       23 Jan 2016 #2

    In my opinion yes, a SSD is a major improvement. Apps and such are faster loading. I know no downs for having a SSD.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       23 Jan 2016 #3

    I would go with Samsung, one decent deal here, good seller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-20147374-S0A
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       23 Jan 2016 #4

    Does your computer have the possibility of installing 2 hard drives?
    If so, a good compromise is to install the OS and applications to a smaller SSD and use a larger conventional drive for your data. This provides most of the advantages of an SSD at a lower cost.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Does your computer have the possibility of installing 2 hard drives?
    If so, a good compromise is to install the OS and applications to a smaller SSD and use a larger conventional drive for your data. This provides most of the advantages of an SSD at a lower cost.
    Yea, currently have 5 (but 2 are external). What size drive would I need for just the OS?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       23 Jan 2016 #6

    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.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       23 Jan 2016 #7

    Dude said: View Post
    I know no downs for having a SSD.
    Yea, there is one.
    I'm scared "bleep" installing one.
    I read and googled, still scared of doing it.
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8

    whs said: 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.
    Used Mushkin RAM for years, always been happy with it.
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  9.    23 Jan 2016 #9

    davidhk said: View Post
    Yea, there is one.
    I'm scared "bleep" installing one.
    I read and googled, still scared of doing it.
    Lulz, I can install pretty much anything. This is the first PC I've had in 20 years or so that I didn't build from scratch.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       23 Jan 2016 #10

    davidhk said: View Post
    Yea, there is one.
    I'm scared "bleep" installing one.
    I read and googled, still scared of doing it.
    David, what is the part that scares you. Maybe we can help.
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