Looking to get an SSD

Discussion in 'Tech Chat' started by lonesome killer, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I have no idea where to start. I just want a great one. Price is no issue.

    Also is size an issue? I think I overhead someone saying that you could get an 80GB one and set it up so that it switches files out as it needs them and can be "more" than 80 GB so you don't have to spends 100's on a 256 GB one?

    If it matters here are my specs:
    XCLIO Blackhawk Black Finish 0.8 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling Computer Case

    ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    2 x GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBRM

    Hard drive for OS
    Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Hard drive for games
    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  2. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    The Samsung 840's are awesome SSDs. The difference between the regular and Pro are that the Pro version write speed is much faster, so it would depend on how important write speed is as to which model you want. What are you going to use the SSD for? I, for instance, just use it for my OS, core programs and LoL, everything else is on a traditional drive.
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  3. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I want the OS and games to load fast. xD
  4. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Do you have any model recommendations?
  5. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    I have used a lot of Intel for work computers, never had a single issue with a wide spread of models. The couple of OCZ ones I have gotten though have all developed issues over time. My only personal one is the Samsung 840 I mentioned, which comes in a number of sizes. Mine is the non-Pro 120GB.
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  6. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Thanks for the recommendation.
    I decided to go with Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB. It was in the top 5 list of every site I checked. Plus it's all made in house by Samsung, and they make amazing electronics from tv's to cell phones to tablets. Seemed like a no brainer. Now I need to find out how the copy the OS over.
  7. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    I've used Paragon Partition manager's clone feature to do that, it's worked pretty well for me on a win7 pro install, no reactivation necessary.

    There's a few free alternatives like clonezilla and Free Opensource Ghost ("FOG") that should let you do the same.
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