Alright, so I'm finally considering upgrading from HDD to SSD. My budget is in the £100-£150 mark.
I've been looking at getting a Samsung specifically since I know they fab it all themselves and from what I've heard they are pretty damn good SSDs.
I've been looking at the 840 series in particular...
Barebones: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Upgrade kit: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive Full Upgrade Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Now I'm open to recommendations of other drives but one thing I'm puzzling over is the difference between the upgrade kit and the barebones? From what I've read the barebones you can download the migration software off the Samsung site although I'm going to do a clean install of windows anyway.
My next question with regards to that would be then, would I be best doing a clean install of most of the programs too? I don't fancy having to do my entire steam directory since it's kinda on the hefty side, it'll be staying on the 1TB HDD but just wanting to be crystal before I bite the bullet.
Just as an FYI, I've currently got 2 1TB HDDs installed on my system. The programs I'd be looking to shove onto the SSD would probably be photoshop, camtasia studio and perhaps a few frequently played games.
EDIT: I should also add that I'm doing a lot of video rendering and recording, one of those 1 TB HDD is used purely for storing all the video files before being uploaded to YouTube.