OS on a SSD?

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  1. Fase

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    The OS on an SSD makes it boot in half the time. Which is neat. My shit turns on fast.
     
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    I dont know about 32 gb though. You will start to run out of room.
     
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    That drive is garbage. Wait till the new sale is up tonight and buy either a 30GB OCZ Vertex/Agility or a G. Skill Falcon.
     
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    Of course you could always buy two and put them in RAID-0... 64GB would probably be plenty for an OS drive if you install any non-critical applications on a separate drive along with user profiles and data.
     
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    Their not bad I guess I had a laptop in here that had a SSD drive with vista, booted fairly fast but not anything to brag about
     
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    how do you do this?
     
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    Yeah trust me drive space will not be an issue. I just wasn't sure why he would have said don't put an OS on a SSD when I've never heard that before.

    This is also a budget build.
     
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    Change the location that Windows uses to find its profiles.
     
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    Putting Windows on an SSD was the best thing I ever did to my old Pentium4 Sony VAIO. The Windows loading bar doesn't even make it from one end to the other a single time before the login screen pops up.
     
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    Yeah, I have one in teh Macbook Pro and... it is a great thing.
     
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    Actually that's not what I was referring to originally. You can go into regedit and change the location for the entire user profiles to store them on a separate drive or partition.
     
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    I love it in my Dell Mini 9. Thing is quick.
     
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    How big of a drive would you guys recommend for a Windows 7 OS SSD?
     
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    really depends on how many apps you are installing

    60-80GB should be fine for most people
    I, at least, need 120GB
     
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    32gb should be fine for a budget build OS.

    what programs you thinking of installing?
     
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    If you are doing an OS only, 30GB is plenty. On my HTPC I have a 30GB Vertex w/ Vista installed. Plus the few programs I use (XBMC, BeyondTV, Total Media Theatre, PowerDVD) and I still have 12GB free.
     

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