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Best ssd for Windows 10 and only 2 games.

Hello, I'm looking for a SSD for Os (because is really slow my pc) and for putting only 2 games and nothing more (GTA V, CS:GO). I want something more centered in the os, I have only 50 dollars. What SSD do you reccomend me?. I was seeing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 120gb and the SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB. But reccomend me whatever ssd arround that price.

Thank you a lot!
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  1. Elvis_10 said:
    Hello, I'm looking for a SSD for Os (because is really slow my pc) and for putting only 2 games and nothing more (GTA V, CS:GO). I want something more centered in the os, I have only 50 dollars. What SSD do you reccomend me?. I was seeing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 120gb and the SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB. But reccomend me whatever ssd arround that price.

    Thank you a lot!


    I use https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-Premier-SP550-120GB-ASP550SS3-120GM-C/dp/B013J7PP96

    I only have one game on there and the load time is very short but it is only Assassin's Creed 3. I've no clue if the time it takes to load is any better than if it was on the HDD. In theory it should be but I can't tell you from experience. But I can tell you I'm satisfied with its speed. My library is around 50 titles with some at 48GB so that lil' SSD is pretty much just for the OS which is nice and quick with respect to the SSD. I do have multiple drives so my read and write times vary depending on what I'm doing. Been using it for about a year now without any issues.

    On a side note I do use Ccleaner on at least a daily basis. I don't recommend using the gutmann overwrite at all unless you are considering selling the drive.
  2. Elvis_10 said:
    Hello, I'm looking for a SSD for Os (because is really slow my pc) and for putting only 2 games and nothing more (GTA V, CS:GO). I want something more centered in the os, I have only 50 dollars. What SSD do you reccomend me?. I was seeing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 120gb and the SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB. But reccomend me whatever ssd arround that price.

    Thank you a lot!


    OS + GTA V will max out a 120GB drive.
    Save up a little more money and get a 250GB drive.
  3. USAFRet said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    Hello, I'm looking for a SSD for Os (because is really slow my pc) and for putting only 2 games and nothing more (GTA V, CS:GO). I want something more centered in the os, I have only 50 dollars. What SSD do you reccomend me?. I was seeing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 120gb and the SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB. But reccomend me whatever ssd arround that price.

    Thank you a lot!


    OS + GTA V will max out a 120GB drive.
    Save up a little more money and get a 250GB drive.


    Agreed. I didn't look to disk space requirements.
  4. If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.
  5. Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.
  6. aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    Hello, I'm looking for a SSD for Os (because is really slow my pc) and for putting only 2 games and nothing more (GTA V, CS:GO). I want something more centered in the os, I have only 50 dollars. What SSD do you reccomend me?. I was seeing the Kingston SSDNow UV400 120gb and the SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB. But reccomend me whatever ssd arround that price.

    Thank you a lot!


    I use https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-Premier-SP550-120GB-ASP550SS3-120GM-C/dp/B013J7PP96

    I only have one game on there and the load time is very short but it is only Assassin's Creed 3. I've no clue if the time it takes to load is any better than if it was on the HDD. In theory it should be but I can't tell you from experience. But I can tell you I'm satisfied with its speed. My library is around 50 titles with some at 48GB so that lil' SSD is pretty much just for the OS which is nice and quick with respect to the SSD. I do have multiple drives so my read and write times vary depending on what I'm doing. Been using it for about a year now without any issues.

    On a side note I do use Ccleaner on at least a daily basis. I don't recommend using the gutmann overwrite at all unless you are considering selling the drive.



    You are awesome! Thank you a lot
  7. Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    It came slow since 2 months, the pc was perfect, but it became very slow when loading Windows. I'll see if it's the RAM. Thank you!!!
  8. aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt
  9. Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt


    I vote for background programs or driver issue. Nothing there should be slow. That is a fairly solid mid-range build. You are playing games on a 1366x768 monitor. That's well below 1920x1080p( Thanks to Capt. Obvious :D ) so it should allow your games to work even better. You do say when loading Windows. That leans me even further to background programs. I would open your task manager and see what else you have in the background. What happened two weeks ago. There is always a cause and effect with current mainstream PCs. Finding the cause is sometimes difficult. What does your Event Viewer say?

    What have you tried to remedy this situation?

    When was your last driver update?

    What EXACTLY is slow? Logging into Windows? Navigating Windows? Browsers? Gaming? What has changed?
  10. aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt


    I vote for background programs or driver issue. Nothing there should be slow. That is a fairly solid mid-range build. You are playing games on a 1366x768 monitor. That's well below 1920x1080p( Thanks to Capt. Obvious :D ) so it should allow your games to work even better. You do say when loading Windows. That leans me even further to background programs. I would open your task manager and see what else you have in the background. What happened two weeks ago. There is always a cause and effect with current mainstream PCs. Finding the cause is sometimes difficult. What does your Event Viewer say?

    What have you tried to remedy this situation?

    When was your last driver update?

    What EXACTLY is slow? Logging into Windows? Navigating Windows? Browsers? Gaming? What has changed?


    I'll try something, Windows takes years to start up (about 20 minutes for fluency). Sometimes when I play CS:GO it freeze a 5 seconds and it's come back. I have the most generic Kingston ram haha
  11. Best answer
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt


    I vote for background programs or driver issue. Nothing there should be slow. That is a fairly solid mid-range build. You are playing games on a 1366x768 monitor. That's well below 1920x1080p( Thanks to Capt. Obvious :D ) so it should allow your games to work even better. You do say when loading Windows. That leans me even further to background programs. I would open your task manager and see what else you have in the background. What happened two weeks ago. There is always a cause and effect with current mainstream PCs. Finding the cause is sometimes difficult. What does your Event Viewer say?

    What have you tried to remedy this situation?

    When was your last driver update?

    What EXACTLY is slow? Logging into Windows? Navigating Windows? Browsers? Gaming? What has changed?


    I'll try something, Windows takes years to start up (about 20 minutes for fluency). Sometimes when I play CS:GO it freeze a 5 seconds and it's come back. I have the most generic Kingston ram haha


    That means that there are too many start-up programs installed or there might be some kind of driver issue.

    I use https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download to help manage my amusement park. Okay. You are headed to an amusement park. When you press the power button the amusement park staff need to set up all the booths necessary for a successful business. I have Windows and less than 6 background programs. I have zero scheduled tasks. That means my amusement park opens quickly. What if someone has over a dozen applications and the same amount of scheduled tasks set to open at start up? That Amusment park obviously will take long to open. If you open Ccleaner and click on start-up you will see Tools in the left hand side of the window. You then click on Startup in the sub-menu. There you can disable or delete all non-essential programs. This only stops them from auto-loading at start. The programs themselves are untouched.

    To be perfectly honest you did suggest a SSD. That means you were prepared to load your OS and a couple games on there. I would still go that route. Why? It's a different way to pet the same cat. What I would do is buy the SSD, bring it home, remove your current drive and install Windows on the SSD. When that is complete re-install the other drive. I have the exact same thing plus a couple other drives. I suggest this to easily clean the slate.

    Another route is to Reset your PC. Google Reset Windows 10.

    I recommend finding out where the issue is and taking care of it. The other possible fixes are easy outs and you learn nothing about why this problem happened.
  12. aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt


    I vote for background programs or driver issue. Nothing there should be slow. That is a fairly solid mid-range build. You are playing games on a 1366x768 monitor. That's well below 1920x1080p( Thanks to Capt. Obvious :D ) so it should allow your games to work even better. You do say when loading Windows. That leans me even further to background programs. I would open your task manager and see what else you have in the background. What happened two weeks ago. There is always a cause and effect with current mainstream PCs. Finding the cause is sometimes difficult. What does your Event Viewer say?

    What have you tried to remedy this situation?

    When was your last driver update?

    What EXACTLY is slow? Logging into Windows? Navigating Windows? Browsers? Gaming? What has changed?


    I'll try something, Windows takes years to start up (about 20 minutes for fluency). Sometimes when I play CS:GO it freeze a 5 seconds and it's come back. I have the most generic Kingston ram haha


    That means that there are too many start-up programs installed or there might be some kind of driver issue.

    I use https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download to help manage my amusement park. Okay. You are headed to an amusement park. When you press the power button the amusement park staff need to set up all the booths necessary for a successful business. I have Windows and less than 6 background programs. I have zero scheduled tasks. That means my amusement park opens quickly. What if someone has over a dozen applications and the same amount of scheduled tasks set to open at start up? That Amusment park obviously will take long to open. If you open Ccleaner and click on start-up you will see Tools in the left hand side of the window. You then click on Startup in the sub-menu. There you can disable or delete all non-essential programs. This only stops them from auto-loading at start. The programs themselves are untouched.

    To be perfectly honest you did suggest a SSD. That means you were prepared to load your OS and a couple games on there. I would still go that route. Why? It's a different way to pet the same cat. What I would do is buy the SSD, bring it home, remove your current drive and install Windows on the SSD. When that is complete re-install the other drive. I have the exact same thing plus a couple other drives. I suggest this to easily clean the slate.

    Another route is to Reset your PC. Google Reset Windows 10.

    I recommend finding out where the issue is and taking care of it. The other possible fixes are easy outs and you learn nothing about why this problem happened.


    You are a genius! So I buy the SSD and install Windows there, so the programs will not auto-start or yes but more quickly. Thank you
  13. Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Elvis_10 said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Zerk2012 said:
    If your PC is really slow it might be your hardware.
    GTA V download is about 65GB of space. that the OS and a few programs will fill the SSD up well at least to the point of going border line to filling it to full to operate good.
    You can get a 120GB SSD for the OS and programs but you need to either get a larger SSD or keep the games on a regular drive.


    You can copy and paste Speccy's https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download summary page and we might be able to suggest other upgrades. Your region would also help. Lot's of online stores around the world. While an SSD will help with load times it will do NOTHING for FPS. Could be your RAM slowing down the show? We won't know until we see the patient.


    Here it is. Thank you too
    http://imgur.com/a/MFIIt


    I vote for background programs or driver issue. Nothing there should be slow. That is a fairly solid mid-range build. You are playing games on a 1366x768 monitor. That's well below 1920x1080p( Thanks to Capt. Obvious :D ) so it should allow your games to work even better. You do say when loading Windows. That leans me even further to background programs. I would open your task manager and see what else you have in the background. What happened two weeks ago. There is always a cause and effect with current mainstream PCs. Finding the cause is sometimes difficult. What does your Event Viewer say?

    What have you tried to remedy this situation?

    When was your last driver update?

    What EXACTLY is slow? Logging into Windows? Navigating Windows? Browsers? Gaming? What has changed?


    I'll try something, Windows takes years to start up (about 20 minutes for fluency). Sometimes when I play CS:GO it freeze a 5 seconds and it's come back. I have the most generic Kingston ram haha


    That means that there are too many start-up programs installed or there might be some kind of driver issue.

    I use https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download to help manage my amusement park. Okay. You are headed to an amusement park. When you press the power button the amusement park staff need to set up all the booths necessary for a successful business. I have Windows and less than 6 background programs. I have zero scheduled tasks. That means my amusement park opens quickly. What if someone has over a dozen applications and the same amount of scheduled tasks set to open at start up? That Amusment park obviously will take long to open. If you open Ccleaner and click on start-up you will see Tools in the left hand side of the window. You then click on Startup in the sub-menu. There you can disable or delete all non-essential programs. This only stops them from auto-loading at start. The programs themselves are untouched.

    To be perfectly honest you did suggest a SSD. That means you were prepared to load your OS and a couple games on there. I would still go that route. Why? It's a different way to pet the same cat. What I would do is buy the SSD, bring it home, remove your current drive and install Windows on the SSD. When that is complete re-install the other drive. I have the exact same thing plus a couple other drives. I suggest this to easily clean the slate.

    Another route is to Reset your PC. Google Reset Windows 10.

    I recommend finding out where the issue is and taking care of it. The other possible fixes are easy outs and you learn nothing about why this problem happened.


    You are a genius! So I buy the SSD and install Windows there, so the programs will not auto-start or yes but more quickly. Thank you


    That is up to you. It is your responsibility to manage your OS and its programs. At first everything should be beautiful. Later on you could be right back here if you don't pay attention to which programs are set to start automatically. Driver and Windows updates do also impact performance. It's time to get to KNOW Windows and not just use it.
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