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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:03 am 
Little Foot
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My main thing is All the windows updates and such. Doing a full reinstall is a day long event almost.

Edit: also if there's no practical differences between quality SSDs the 840 may be something I skip for a crucial ssd.


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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:39 am 
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The only difference I'm finding in these SSDs are long-term effects of write-wearing and performance. Samsung has consistently been good about keeping performance after having a ton of write cycles (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD/730).

I've also found ways to shorten reinstalling Windows, mostly by keeping a system image somewhere after I've gotten it to a "good state". Takes about 20 minutes to get up and running again. And usually Windows Updates are done in huge chunks anyway. I guess the only problem is some of the programs in that state are stale, but thank goodness for Ninite.


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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:50 pm 
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windows has some things it won't get until a prior update is gotten sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Ok issues center up with my card so I was not able to buy the ssd I wanted then expenses now keep coming. I am wondering if a 120 might just be better for now to get this update rolling.


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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:47 am 
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Tellos wrote:
Ok issues center up with my card so I was not able to buy the ssd I wanted then expenses now keep coming. I am wondering if a 120 might just be better for now to get this update rolling.


It can definitely work, but keep your eyes open for sales on 240GB - 256GB SSD's.

I've seen sale pricing putting them at the upper price point of 120GB/128GB models (mostly the 240GB models), & saw one last week for $70 after MIR.

Currently (in my order of preference) SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, PNY Optima 240GB, & Kingston V300 240GB are all $100 with free shipping, while the PNY Optima 240GB has an additional $20 MIR.


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 Post subject: Re: Future plans for upgrades
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:46 am 
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OP:
1TB SSD sounds pretty sweet, but just have a look at what your current stock of applications takes up and then add what you think is a reasonable amount of room to expand. 256 sounds ideal, but whatever works for you.

crwlngkngsnk:
"Samsung 840 Series is the current gold-standard"
Thanks for the opinion, crwlngkngsnk (interesting screen name, too).
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