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

    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.    23 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 10,515
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    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.    23 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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

    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
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    West Virginia
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 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.    23 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 7

    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.    23 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude 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
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    West Virginia
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    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.
    Used Mushkin RAM for years, always been happy with it.
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  9.    23 Jan 2016 #9
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    West Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk 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.    23 Jan 2016 #10
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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk 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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