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Should I bother with an SSD?

#1LootmanPosted 8/2/2013 9:25:12 AM
So I can afford to put in a 60 GB SSD to my build.
I guess I'd put the OS on it.


Should I? My family will be using the PC and eh... most of them aren't 'tech savvy' so to speak, will documents and downloads by default save to the SSD?
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#2ThePCElitistPosted 8/2/2013 9:32:53 AM
A 60 GB is barely enough for windows itself once you consider drivers, updates, etc that take up space. Can you afford a 120 or 128 GB ssd? They're going for at or less than $100 these days.
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#3Lootman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 9:34:50 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
A 60 GB is barely enough for windows itself once you consider drivers, updates, etc that take up space. Can you afford a 120 or 128 GB ssd? They're going for at or less than $100 these days.


I'll see o-o
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#4Lootman(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 9:35:54 AM
Mmm they're a bit more expensive over here >.> like all PC parts.

But it's cool they're pretty dang cheap ish
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 8/2/2013 9:36:20 AM
Lootman posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
A 60 GB is barely enough for windows itself once you consider drivers, updates, etc that take up space. Can you afford a 120 or 128 GB ssd? They're going for at or less than $100 these days.


I'll see o-o


You can still work with 60 GB's but it's not a lot.
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#6ShubPosted 8/2/2013 9:38:14 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
A 60 GB is barely enough for windows itself once you consider drivers, updates, etc that take up space.


I ran Windows 7 on a 60 GB SSD for almost 3 years and never had space issues, except when I put large files on my desktop, which was my fault. I had all my apps installed on that, games on a separate drive, no problem. Drivers, updates, etc. won't add up to that much space.

Lootman posted...
Should I? My family will be using the PC and eh... most of them aren't 'tech savvy' so to speak, will documents and downloads by default save to the SSD?


Yes, but if there is a separate drive also in the computer, you can point those folders to the other drive. Just create an account for your family members, set it up properly and it shouldn't be a concern.
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#7romsnbombsPosted 8/2/2013 9:41:42 AM
I run win 7 on a 60GB SSD with GTA IV on it. 17GB free :3)

Though I do only use 1GB for virtual memory and I have system restore disabled. Generally I run a very clean ship
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#8ViperEO2Posted 8/2/2013 10:12:32 AM
Save up for an Samsung 840 Pro 128gb or the new 256gb evo. Getting a 60gb drive is a waste of money. I personally have an 840 pro and am very happy with it.