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 Post subject: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:08 am 
Little Foot
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I am looking to improve HD performance on my older Core 2 quad rig. Since I am building a new rig with the LGA 2011 chipset I am looking for the lowest cost solution. I am thinking 120gb at minimum but a 256gb would be perfect. I want to run my OS (currently win 7 64 bit) and my Origin games client off of it, which currently takes up 63gb. I would like to put my music on it but that folder alone currently takes up 56gb (hence the desire for the 256gb SSD). I did see a 120gb Kingston SSD for about 59.99 and a Crucial one for close to that price.

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Bruce


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 Post subject: Re: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:20 pm 
Smithfield
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There's no need to put media files on an SSD. They won't benefit from it. Otherwise I've heard some good things about Kingston and Crucial, but that's about it.


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 Post subject: Re: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Egg has a OCZ SATAII refurbished 240gig or so, drive for about 75.00, I run the same drive in a 120, and it works just fine, granted a SATAIII drive would be much faster but I believe you have SATAII.


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 Post subject: Re: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:51 am 
Little Foot
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Ok I purchased a Crucial 120gb SSD for about $62 and Installed it already. I discovered I will need to get a mounting bracket for 3.5" to 2.5" conversion. One question IRT the myriad of choices in mounting brackets; Should I get one with a fan on the bracket, does an SSD need a fan?

Bruce


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 Post subject: Re: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 8:10 am 
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SSDs don't need fans.


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 Post subject: Re: I need a low cost SSD solution
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:51 pm 
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Thanks. I didn't think they did but when I saw a mounting bracket for sale with a fan I thought that maybe there was something I didn't know.

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