(Solved) - replace sata hard drive with ssd(39 posts)
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What Rick said. TLC is too new to have a track record but, in theory, will not be as durable as MLC.
While I lusted after the larger sizes for their increased write speeds, realistically speaking, they probably do me all that much good since a boot drive doesn't get written to nearly as much as it gets read (not to mention that the thing will be so fast any speed differences will be insignificant) so I ordered the 128 GB drive (I'll be ordering the rest of the innards for my build in February; I'll finish the case in the next day or two). I doubt that I'll use more than 40GB for the OS and programs. That will leave me more than 40-50 GB overhead for temp files and overprovisioning for wear leveling which will be more than enough.
@whs. The first page of the link that Rick posted should answer your question.
LF, thanks for pointing that out. But even they call it "mythical". Btw: I run all 3 of my desktops with 60GB SSDs - and the oldest since 4 years. So you should be fine with the 128GB model. Just get rid of the hyberfile, set the pagefile to 2GB and move the data to the spinner.
@ whs. Note that I said, "...in theory...". TLC is just too new for actual results to be in yet. For the little amount the Pro costs over the consumer version and the improved performance it has, "erring" to the side of caution just made good sense, especially since I got it on sale (being a cheap, old b***H, it's my favorite word).
The machine I'm slowly building (most of the work has been in prepping the case and making custom PSU cables; the latter was a chore but worth it) will use up to six spinners to store data on. I'll be starting with one WD2002FAEX 2 TB for the main data drive which will be adequate for my music, books, photos, and personal data for years to come (I'll probably steal the one out of my XP machine). I'll also initially have a WD20EARX 2 TB for videos only; I'll add more as I rip more DVDs.
The SSD will be strictly for the OS and programs. I could have gotten by with the 64 GB model but the 128 GB model was a happy compromise of performance and price and still gives me plenty of overhead for future expansion and wear leveling. Barring a flaw that causes early failure (and that is what the warranty is for), this little jewel should be still be happily plugging along long after Win 7 is laid to rest.
Dumb question: hyberfile?