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Old 06-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. Sorry for all the threads lately, I figured I'd make this one and fit all my darn questions in here ^_^.

First of all, does this look like a good boot drive to you guys? I'm quite a noob when it comes to SSDs: Newegg.com - OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

What would that speed up exactly? I would put Windows in there exclusively, so anything to do with the OS would be quick I assume?
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For being SATA2 that is kind of slow. I mean, you would still notice a great improvement over a regular drive, but I think if you wanted to go cheap you should get a Vertex 2.

This is only a bit more, faster, and higher GB as 32 is pretty tiny even for just OS.

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 55GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Sweet okay. If I'm using a second hard drive for frapsing, will this be bare minimum? : Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive I really can't go above that for the 2nd hdd, that'll just be for frapsing. Or will that not even help?
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Sweet okay. If I'm using a second hard drive for frapsing, will this be bare minimum? : Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive I really can't go above that for the 2nd hdd, that'll just be for frapsing. Or will that not even help?
Should be fine.
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Okay. How would transferring windows 7 to the SSD work? Will I keep my data on my current HDD?
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Could someone suggest me a Router for the upgrade? My old router is pooping out on me, budget is $40 for the router.
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Okay. How would transferring windows 7 to the SSD work? Will I keep my data on my current HDD?
When you are switching to SSD it is best to do a fresh format so when you install your programs you make sure they go to the drive the way they are supposed to.

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Could someone suggest me a Router for the upgrade? My old router is pooping out on me, budget is $40 for the router.
Friend of mine has this and has no complaints.
Newegg.com - ASUS RT-N12/B1 SuperSpeedN Wireless Router with 2x5dBi Antenna / Open Source DDWRT Support IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
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What's the difference on the amount of bands/antennas on the router? If it's about range of connection, I honestly don't need it to go so far.
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What's the difference on the amount of bands/antennas on the router? If it's about range of connection, I honestly don't need it to go so far.
Bands and antennas are speed. 5ghz range has a lot less interference and so you could get full speed better. The better the range on the router the less of a speed drop you will have periodically if any at all.

Btw, the LAN ports are only 10/100 if that makes any difference to you.
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Well my current router is a Linksys WRT54G2. What does that affect, if anything? Not sure. (Referring to the LAN 10/100 ports).

That's odd, some routers don't have a range/frequency http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127288. Like that one.
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