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SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?

  1. #31


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    An SSD is faster than a conventional drive so using one for everything will provide optimum performance. In the future there is little doubt that this will be a matter of routine.

    The only problem with this is that an SSD sufficiently large to contain all required data is still quite expensive. A 1 TB SSD is going to cost several times that of a conventional drive of similar size. So standard usage of an SSD is for the OS and applications only. They will benefit most from the SSDs performance characteristics and will require a substantially smaller drive than for data.

    But be sure to understand that this is purely an economy measure, a compromise between performance and cost. If cost is not an issue you will achieve better performance using an SSD for everything.
    Thanks for the feedback! I'm still deciding whether I want to go with the 240GB or 500GB. Decisions, decisions...SSD for JUST the OS or for Programs as Well?

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  2. #32


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Since like Amazon, in case want a 250GB. I have same one works great. Amazon.com: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM): Computers & Accessories
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