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Old 08-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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have started to get the bits for the new build around an asus p877v, but the current system is eating hard drives, samsung ones to be exact.
now i know the reality is i want an ssd BUT im in need of patching this one up to keep running. current thinking is seagate momentus xt 500gb or western black 500/750 .. done loads of reading about what is the better one , but it will be moving as a storage drive when the new system is built.
was thinking of using a 128gb samsung ssd with this drive as 128gb is hard for me to manage and not fill the thing within a week.
mainy games system, listening to music watching films, general web stuff. no video or picture work.

just wondering what others think on this ..

many thanks in advance

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An SSD is a good idea, and they're not as hard to manage as you'd think, provided you have a separate drive for storage of large files like video. I have a 60GB SSD and manage fine with that - I can fit all my programs plus a couple of games. I keep my music and video on a separate drive since those don't benefit from the speed of an SSD.
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