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Hi all

I have a 3-4 yr old Dell latitude D620 that I'd like to get a bit more use out of but I need to replace its hard drive. Is it worth getting a small SSD (maybe 64G or 128G) vs a standard 250GB blue scorpio drive, and if so any suggestions. It shipped with XP but I have win7 I can install instead this time round...I assume thats also a good idea?

 

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derek

 

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You'll like what an SSD does for your system. Windows 7 over XP for sure.

 

 

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Both are good ideas IMHO. Get the largest SSD you can afford. The more programs you can squeeze onto the SSD, as opposed to a secondary HDD, the better the performance. I had a 120GB SSD in my main Win7 desktop and swapped it out for an Intel 240.

 

BTW, be careful about which brand of SSD you get. Search these forums; there's lots of info about it. Basically, stick with major name brands. My 1st preference is for Intel, with OCZ 2nd, then Corsair and SanDisk.

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I keep all my data on my whs2011 so not to worried about a large drive. Thanks for the suggestions,

 

derek

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We have SSD's in both our laptops. Both have 128gb drives and we keep all media on our server. Right now, we both have around 50gb left on our drives. So I would suggest getting the 128gb as 64gb would be just a little too small. My laptop has a Samsung SSD and our other is a Micron, both factory installed by Lenovo. So far, they have been trouble free for the last year to year and a half we have had them. Accourding to SSD Life, my drive has 10y, 5m, 2days left till it dies.

 

I will never own another primary computer without an SSD. It pains me to use my work laptop with equal specs to my home laptop with a standard Lenovo installed spindle drive. Pains me.

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I keep all my data on my whs2011 so not to worried about a large drive. Thanks for the suggestions,

 

derek

 

  1. Where is that data backed up?
  2. Yes, a 128 gig should be okay for your immediate needs if all data is directed to the server.  See question #1
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Stick with the intel drives for now.  As they do not make the 330 go with the 520,  The other drive that gets rave review but I have do not have one is the Samsung.

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Just to clarify, I do not keep any data on the SSD in my main Win7 desktop; it's all programs. By the time I got Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, LightRoom, the full office 2007 suite, plus a bunch of other programs, I found a 120GB SSD a bit on the small side; hence the Intel 240. I always find I need more disk space in the end than I anticipate in the beginning. :)

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