I’m in the process of gathering parts for my first build I will be doing with the help of my nephew over Xmas. Deanwitty recommended I consider a SSD as a boot drive and I should post here and get Dee’s input.
I’m not a gamer and I leave my computer (desktop) on 24/7 so quick booting of a SSD probably won’t benefit me that much although I suppose quick launching programs is always a good thing (I have about 100 programs installed on my current computer).
My new computer will be using Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium, Intel i5-2600K, and ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
I’m posting here to see if I should consider buying a SSD as a boot drive at this point in time, and if so what brand and size drive. I’m not one to tinker with or tweak a computer I just want something that’s easy to use with no maintenance so if a SSD is not that then it’s not for me.
I know one thing I wouldn’t want to do is to buy a small SSD drive and have to move files off of it to keep freeing up space but on the other hand I think the larger drives are still awfully expensive.
One thing I don’t understand is how you use a SSD as a boot drive which I guess would also contain your programs but then your Documents Music, Pictures, etc. would be on a storage drive this all sounds confusing to me… I would need very detailed instructions on how to go about this. Neither I or my nephew has ever installed a SSD or in fact even know how to partition a drive.
So should I consider a SSD now or wait a few months for them to become more stable and the prices to go down (like for OCZ’s new Octane series)?