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Gonna install an SSD on my laptop, few questions

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Yes 17inch laptop models have place for two most likely.
    Only a few 15inch models have two slots.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If I had had only the one drive bay it would have been a 256GB SSD or maybe even a 500GB SSD.
    Good choice.

    You could still have two but no DVD.

    Example: "second HDD caddy"
    2nd HDD/SSD Caddy

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I turned my pagefile off. To be honest I did it as more of a test to see if anything would complain about no pagefile. I have yet to get any nag popups or notice any problems from doing it. Pagefile on or off is likely a debate that will go on forever.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Yes 17inch laptop models have place for two most likely.
    Only a few 15inch models have two slots.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If I had had only the one drive bay it would have been a 256GB SSD or maybe even a 500GB SSD.
    Good choice.

    You could still have two but no DVD.

    Example: "second HDD caddy"
    2nd HDD/SSD Caddy
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I turned my pagefile off. To be honest I did it as more of a test to see if anything would complain about no pagefile. I have yet to get any nag popups or notice any problems from doing it. Pagefile on or off is likely a debate that will go on forever.
    True. I have the same opinion here.
    I've ran without one, with fixed size 1GB as well...

    One particular use case that I recommend a (pretty) big pagefile: Have one 8GB VM using more RAM and swapping or opening a file that needs more RAM than you have. Rare cases in any way.

    In general it will do fine with no or smaller pagefile.

    Here is the article I've checked for the SSD and pagefiles:
    Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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  5. #15


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Thank you so much for the replies, guys.

    With 8.1 coming, it's the perfect time to get my very own Samsung 840 Pro 128gb. I can get it for $166,99 (122.87€), do you guys think this is a good price for it?

    I wanted to ask one more thing about taking care of a SSD: I usually use CCleaner, to clean clutter and free up space on the drive. Is this necessary/recommended for a SSD? This does alot of writes to the drive right, so it can be damaging to it if done too many times I suppose?

    Thank you for your time.
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  6. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Kratos,

    Today's SSDs are not as affected by reads and writes like the first generation of SSDs. They now have built-in TRIM to help keep them in shape. Some of them are even rated to last longer then a HDD. You can pretty much treat an SSD like any other HDD now, but just remember to only TRIM a SSD and only defrag a HDD. Windows 8/8.1 built-in Optimize Drive program will take care of that for you automatically though.

    The Samsung 840 Pro 128GB goes for around $130 here in the U.S., so I suppose that would be about right in your area.
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  7. #17


    Loulé, Algarve
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Thank you Brink. I guess i'm worrying too much about the SSD's lifetime, maybe the awful scary things i've heard traumatized me or something xD
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  8. #18


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    Yeah, there were some horror stories for the first generation.
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    CCleaner is fine. I use it on the SSD as well and all goes normal.

    The price depends on sore or vendor and on eventual promotions and price drops.

    The 250GB version was around 160€ when I got it from conrad.com, the 120gb one is about 90€ at the monent I'm writing.

    example:
    Click image for larger version

    It depends on store, I guess. Look around, online it can be cheaper than getting it directly in store, but 125€ is a normal price at Media Markt if I look around local stores here for instance.

    Cheers!
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  10. #20


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Ok guys, just got myself a 1tb, 7200rpm, 32mb Cache HDD for 70€. (Hitachi Travelstar 7k1000)

    I had to give up on the SSD for now, because of unexpected budget constrains But I still won't give up on it! But for now, i'll use the new HDD I bought until I get my own Samsung 840 Pro

    People told me that difference between 5400 and 7200 on HDD's is noticeable, although not that huge. But my HDD is getting slower and slower as time goes by, and since I need a bigger one it's perfect for now.
    I guess my only question is: do I need to do anything to the HDD (like tinkering with BIOS settings, or something) before I install Windows 8.1 on it?

    Once again, thank you so much guys for all your help
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