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SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?

  1. #11


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    Oh no offense taken my friend. I actually appreciate the input

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  2. #12


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome, this place is good, free fast shipping, plus not sure of your price range. Newegg is reliable so is this place, but in N.Y. and reliable too. Intel you have now is one of best brands to very expensive, i see from your specs, assume want a bigger SSD.
    Samsung 500GB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA III Solid MZ-75E500B/AM B&H
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  3. #13


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Your welcome, this place is good, free fast shipping, plus not sure of your price range. Newegg is reliable so is this place, but in N.Y. and reliable too.
    Samsung 500GB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA III Solid MZ-75E500B/AM B&H
    Not a bad price. I guess I'll just get a huge SSD and place the OS as well as programs on it.
    Thanks for the input guys!
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  4. #14


    Intel is also a fair choice in SSD.

    A crucial mx100 or mx200 will run the same amount of money, but be much better than that PNY.

    A Samsung 850 EVO/Pro at the same price is not a bad drive either.
    (I use an 850 EVO, the write speed is a cache so long writes (3GB+) are more in the range of 150MB/s to 300MB/s.)

    Corsair Force and Neutron series are fair.


    Just don't buy PNY, they're awful.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Your welcome, this place is good, free fast shipping, plus not sure of your price range. Newegg is reliable so is this place, but in N.Y. and reliable too.
    Samsung 500GB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA III Solid MZ-75E500B/AM B&H
    Not a bad price. I guess I'll just get a huge SSD and place the OS as well as programs on it.
    Thanks for the input guys!
    YW, i see have many drives begin with still, can buy smaller for 0S, again mattering to how much have put on, but i have a 250GB Samsung for OS and software,still enough space. You have Intel SSD can use still as a D: drive for some stuff.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I do like my Intel SSD but it's only 120GB capacity and I have only about 2GB left of space. That's with OS AND programs installed in it. I need at least a 240GB SSD to make the upgrade worthwhile.
    Going for a 500GB would be future proofing for years to come SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?
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  7. #17


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by hydranix View Post
    Intel is also a fair choice in SSD.

    A crucial mx100 or mx200 will run the same amount of money, but be much better than that PNY.

    A Samsung 850 EVO/Pro at the same price is not a bad drive either.
    (I use an 850 EVO, the write speed is a cache so long writes (3GB+) are more in the range of 150MB/s to 300MB/s.)

    Corsair Force and Neutron series are fair.


    Just don't buy PNY, they're awful.
    I had issue with a crucial, although i think they are best bang for a buck and still have one on system, Samsung and Intel tend to be expensive, intel more so.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Yes I do like my Intel SSD but it's only 120GB capacity and I have only about 2GB left of space. That's with OS AND programs installed in it. I need at least a 240GB SSD to make the upgrade worthwhile.
    Going for a 500GB would be future proofing for years to come SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?
    As said still use intel on system, put some stuff on it, worth still using it i felt, since good SSD. Remember as you might know, 500GB not what going to show when you install it, least 30 or more GB less. My 512GB shows 476GB.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Yes I do like my Intel SSD but it's only 120GB capacity and I have only about 2GB left of space. That's with OS AND programs installed in it. I need at least a 240GB SSD to make the upgrade worthwhile.
    Going for a 500GB would be future proofing for years to come SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?
    As said still use intel on system, put some stuff on it, worth still using it i felt, since good SSD. Remember as you might know, 500GB not what going to show when you install it, least 30 or more GB less. My 512GB shows 476GB.
    Well the plan was to buy a 240GB SSD for OS/programs and use my current 120GB Intel SSD for games. I plan on ditching the 64GB Crucial since its old and slower not to mention the fact that it can only house a handful of games.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Yes I do like my Intel SSD but it's only 120GB capacity and I have only about 2GB left of space. That's with OS AND programs installed in it. I need at least a 240GB SSD to make the upgrade worthwhile.
    Going for a 500GB would be future proofing for years to come SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?
    As said still use intel on system, put some stuff on it, worth still using it i felt, since good SSD. Remember as you might know, 500GB not what going to show when you install it, least 30 or more GB less. My 512GB shows 476GB.
    Well the plan was to buy a 240GB SSD for OS/programs and use my current 120GB Intel SSD for games. I plan on ditching the 64GB Crucial since its old and slower not to mention the fact that it can only house a handful of games.
    Problems with 120GB for games is, game tends to be large in number of GB
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