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Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:51 am

Ordered a 240GB Kingston HyperX 3K from Amazon today... Late to the SSD game, but looking forward to seeing how this rolls with Windows 7... If anyone has any tips/links, would love to hear/see them. Will be putting this in my i7 Sandy Bridge rig paired with a 2TB Hitachi drive for data storage.
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Post by simple on Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:58 am

you will love it as a boot with photoshop and lightroom Wink
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Post by SithTracy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:58 pm

SSD arrived and I got Windows installed. Faster, yes... Not sure why, but I expected a little more. But, it is faster and I may need time appreciate it. TRIM enabled. MacBook Pro with Seagate Momentus XT 750GB hybrid seems to boot faster, but it is a *NIX type OS.

Still have much to install... Lightroom, iTunes, MS Office (not sure if I will bother since I rarely use it).

Not sure if I will go with NOD32 or MSE. Right now, did install MSE + Malwarebytes. Do have an odd shutdown issue... seems to lag and then tells me it is waiting for a program to shut down but there is nothing in the list. Probably have to research it a little.
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Post by zebadee on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:06 am

Hi Smile
The thing is, when it comes to speed.
SSD gives virtually instant access.
Then the limitations of software, other hardware etc.
Come into play.
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Re: Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:50 am

Adobe Lightroom opens instantly... very nice. Now I will be keeping my photo projects on a traditional HDD so I doubt I will see any performance gains.

Man, reinstalling apps is a pain SSD or HDD!!! LOL!
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Post by satrat on Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Hi Tracy just spotted your post just a tip if you don't already know you don't have to defrag ssd's regards Dave

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Re: Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:06 am

Thanks, Dave... I do know... It's a bad idea. Still it is an NTFS drive and by nature it fragments. Wish good 'ol Microsoft could come up with a file system designed for SSD devices to make them faster and more efficient.
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Post by sanshoe on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:16 am

Sorry to but in on your thread Tracy, but can any one tell me what programs apart from the operating system and antivirus, should be loaded onto a ssd.

eg: copy programs,emails, ccCleaner etc.

I have a 128GB ssd installed mainly for the OS, but havent fired it up yet. Thanks
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Post by sanshoe on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:42 pm

Bump!!!

Still waiting..lol.. can any body advise?
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Re: Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:42 pm

Just noticed this one sanshoe... Heck, I have everything installed on my SSD. It is 240GB though. Still plenty of room.

Programs I installed to my SSD include:
Adobe Lightroom v4.x
WordPerfect Office X6
LibreOffice
PhotoDex ProShow Producer
HDRSoft PhotoMatix Pro
Firefox
Chrome
AnyDVD / DVD Ranger
ImgBurn
CCleaner
Adobe Reader
MalwareBytes
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013
VLC
Winamp
TotalMedia Theatre 5.x
Dropbox
FileZilla
GnuPG
MakeMKV

I do not game on my PC. I also have MS Office 2010 Pro to install... Rarely use it. Have an Office version on my work laptop. Don't miss it.
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Post by sanshoe on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:53 am

Thanks Tracy, I've installed windows7 onto my 128GB ssd, and I have 98GB free so that should be plenty, to allow me to install most of my own programs.

I have a 1TB HD which I'll use for photographs and any other stuff/ rubbish I download.

Should I use the ssd for emails, or relegate IE to the other hard drive?

Thanks Mate.
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Re: Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:38 am

I am a heavy IMAP user... Keep my e-mail in the cloud. I never use an email client (except that rubbish Outlook @ work). Anything of value I retain a local copy and store on my HDD. IE use is fine on the SSD... My browsers caches to it fine.

My vote is use it the way you use a HDD for applications and casual browsing. Data storage should still be on magnetic disc (traditional HDD). I have a 2TB drive complimenting mine. I do a ton of photo work. I got so many disks that I connect via Firewire, USB2/3, eSATA, NAS, etc. I got backups of my backups backups!!!
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Re: Made the move to SSD

Post by SithTracy on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:46 pm

Well, ordered a second SSD to try Windows 8 on... Intel 330 series, 240GB. Missed a lightning sale on Amazon for the Kingston I just ordered. Still this should be just as good. Got a great price @ NewEgg... May not bother with the install for a few weeks until basketball settles down.
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