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64GB ssd?

l13199l

73 months ago

im looking at purchasing a new ssd, but i only have around $180-200 and don't wanna spend too much as i will need to buy a 2.5" bay adapter and a Sata6G cable. I was looking at a 64GB sandisk one but i am unsure of how much i will really be able store on it. I would like to chuck my os, my itunes library, and LoL, perhaps another game if I could, can I do it?

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How big is your itunes library? $180-$200 US dollars? You could easily get a 120gb for under $100 or a ~250gb for around $150.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

canadian dollars, i should have specified. my itunes library is currently 2.6GB, likely to expand to around 4-5 in a little while. i wanna stay cheap so i can purchase some other things non pc related

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can spend $100+tax look at this one. It comes with everything you need. http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/kingston-technology-kingston-hyperx-120gb-solid-state-drive-sh103s3b-sh103s3b-120g/10204362.aspx?path=a0d7fcab2a90ca47c113f1caac659848en02

A couple months ago I got it for $72 on an Amazon price match.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

i asked the other guy in this thread if refurbs are a good idea, cuz i found a 180GB OCZ PCI-E Drive and I would buy it if i knew it was reliable

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It would give you about 59Gb useable, I reckon:

  • 20-30Gb OS
  • 5Gb max for LoL

Worst case, you'll have about 24Gb left over. You may be cutting it fine, depending on how many songs you'll use and how big the other game is. But as Boosted suggested, you can easily get a 128Gb-256Gb SSD for your price range (a sata cable and adapter are not that expensive).

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

how reliable are refurbished drives? i've found a 180GB pci-e ssd on newegg that i would jump on

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

PCI-e are usually a bit faster than sata SSDs, though they normally are more expensive too. I would compare that with a 250Gb sata SSD - if it's cheaper then go for it. Check Newegg's policy on refurbished items and whether they come with warranties - this would be ideal.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, after browsing a little i see there are quite a few refurbs of varying quantities. I also looked up and found they are rma'd because of being locked up by the mobo or not detected by it. I think i'm gonna pick up the 120GB so i can save myself some cash

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