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Is it a SSD a worth it upgrade?

Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?
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  1. SSD's windows boot times are way faster, between 10 and 15 seconds, in linux its 10 seconds, you will feel your PC snappier, the program's loading times are shorter, however, the price per MB is more expensive than in mechanical HDD.
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    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?


    The good news? your "huge problem" is not a problem at all.

    Look to USAFRet's answer over here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3309176/reusing-year-hdd.html


    1. Link the OS digital entitlement to your MS account
    2. Create your own install media
    3. Build up the new system.
    4. Install on the new SSD, with only the SSD connected.
    5. Go through the activation troubleshooter to get it activated int he new hardware.
    6. Get anything you need off that old HDD, and then wipe it.

    Sans 3.

    Your second possible issue can be solved with a 3.5" to 2.5" SSD adapter. which is included with many SSDs. They are also sold separately. So what's the question here?

    Oh, the worth. Reminded me of Alicia Key's A Woman's Worth for some reason. Love that woman.

    I don't know. Is it? WIll only the expedited boot times and faster Windows environment be worth the upgrade. That is in addition to quicker disk access where the SSD is concerned. What do you use the PC for? No clue if it will be worth it or if there is another upgrade that could benefit you more.
  3. KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?


    Personally, I would not build a main use PC without one.
    It's far more than just boot time. The whole system is faster in normal ops.

    And if this is in the same system, you can either just do a full reinstall on the new drive, or potentially clone things from the old drive to the new one. Space requirements dictate the success of this.

    No 'huge problem', no license key, nada.
  4. aquielisunari said:
    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?


    The good news? your "huge problem" is not a problem at all.

    Look to USAFRet's answer over here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3309176/reusing-year-hdd.html


    1. Link the OS digital entitlement to your MS account
    2. Create your own install media
    3. Build up the new system.
    4. Install on the new SSD, with only the SSD connected.
    5. Go through the activation troubleshooter to get it activated int he new hardware.
    6. Get anything you need off that old HDD, and then wipe it.

    Sans 3.

    Your second possible issue can be solved with a 3.5" to 2.5" SSD adapter. which is included with many SSDs. They are also sold separately. So what's the question here?

    Oh, the worth. Reminded me of Alicia Key's A Woman's Worth for some reason. Love that woman.

    I don't know. Is it? WIll only the expedited boot times and faster Windows environment be worth the upgrade. That is in addition to quicker disk access where the SSD is concerned. What do you use the PC for? No clue if it will be worth it or if there is another upgrade that could benefit you more.


    If I use that method will I lose all my windows data such as programs?
  5. KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    aquielisunari said:
    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?


    The good news? your "huge problem" is not a problem at all.

    Look to USAFRet's answer over here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3309176/reusing-year-hdd.html


    1. Link the OS digital entitlement to your MS account
    2. Create your own install media
    3. Build up the new system.
    4. Install on the new SSD, with only the SSD connected.
    5. Go through the activation troubleshooter to get it activated int he new hardware.
    6. Get anything you need off that old HDD, and then wipe it.

    Sans 3.

    Your second possible issue can be solved with a 3.5" to 2.5" SSD adapter. which is included with many SSDs. They are also sold separately. So what's the question here?

    Oh, the worth. Reminded me of Alicia Key's A Woman's Worth for some reason. Love that woman.

    I don't know. Is it? WIll only the expedited boot times and faster Windows environment be worth the upgrade. That is in addition to quicker disk access where the SSD is concerned. What do you use the PC for? No clue if it will be worth it or if there is another upgrade that could benefit you more.


    If I use that method will I lose all my windows data such as programs?



    Cloning would be your best bet if you want to keep your data.

    Your programs will also get a turbo boost from the SSD's increased speed/efficiency. If you do game it will reduce load times, increasing the immersion factor.
  6. aquielisunari said:
    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    aquielisunari said:
    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:
    Just browsing upgrades and wondering if a SSD is worth buying. I dont have windows 10 on CD so i'm pretty sure thats already a huge problem right there. Right now I have a 7.2k 1tb hdd which boots up windows really quickly in under 30 seconds. Is an SSD a worth it upgrade for me? Also, I have 2 3.5" hd bays so could I still install a SSD in there?


    The good news? your "huge problem" is not a problem at all.

    Look to USAFRet's answer over here http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3309176/reusing-year-hdd.html


    1. Link the OS digital entitlement to your MS account
    2. Create your own install media
    3. Build up the new system.
    4. Install on the new SSD, with only the SSD connected.
    5. Go through the activation troubleshooter to get it activated int he new hardware.
    6. Get anything you need off that old HDD, and then wipe it.

    Sans 3.

    Your second possible issue can be solved with a 3.5" to 2.5" SSD adapter. which is included with many SSDs. They are also sold separately. So what's the question here?

    Oh, the worth. Reminded me of Alicia Key's A Woman's Worth for some reason. Love that woman.

    I don't know. Is it? WIll only the expedited boot times and faster Windows environment be worth the upgrade. That is in addition to quicker disk access where the SSD is concerned. What do you use the PC for? No clue if it will be worth it or if there is another upgrade that could benefit you more.


    If I use that method will I lose all my windows data such as programs?



    Cloning would be your best bet if you want to keep your data.

    Your programs will also get a turbo boost from the SSD's increased speed/efficiency. If you do game it will reduce load times, increasing the immersion factor.


    Perfect as long as there is a way to keep all my data!
  7. KyRiEiSaVaGe said:

    Perfect as long as there is a way to keep all my data!


    How much total used space is on your current C drive or partition?
    How much of that is Steam games?
    How much of that is doc/music/funny cat videos?
  8. USAFRet said:
    KyRiEiSaVaGe said:

    Perfect as long as there is a way to keep all my data!


    How much total used space is on your current C drive or partition?
    How much of that is Steam games?
    How much of that is doc/music/funny cat videos?


    Im currently using 424gb out of the 930gb available on my 1tb hdd!
  9. If you want everything over on this new SSD, then you'll need a 500GB or larger drive.
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