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Crucial M4 128GB $160-170 free shipping


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Probably the best SSD currently available:

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128GB is a great size to install Windows, your boot applications, and most commonly used.

I have a 128 GB SSD in my system, and it's the best upgrade I've made in many years.
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I would love to get a SSD but I would need twice that size since I run both XP Pro64 bit and Win7 64 bit.
I have a 500 gig SATA now partitioned 3 times for the above and Linux Mandriva 64 bit.
With HD's in general rising so much in price I will wait till they drop again. I wonder if having 4 hd's totaling almost 3 gigs would be overkill? :whistling:
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Do you use them equally? I have a 1TB hard drive holding data, and programs. I also use it to multi-boot into an old Vista installation. The SSD houses Windows 7 which I use the majority of the time.
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Honestly I don't use Linux much anymore. I go to it once a month to keep it upgraded but haven't used it really in the last 6 months. XP I do use at least once a week to keep myself up to date with the OS and older programs that will not work in Win7.
I use Win7 99% of the time now so that is why I said I need a SSD large enough to hold the two OS's only. My XP partition is 125 gigs with 25 gigs free.
My Win7 partition is 245 gigs with 191 gigs free.
I have 2 1tb drives that I use one for games and music and the other is for data and copies of all my dvd's.
With a 320 gig SSD I think I would have enough to accommodate the two OS's as they stand now with no issues.
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I'd put the Win7 partition on an SSD. 128GB is great plenty. 64GB will suffice, but 80GB-128GB offers more breathing room. Booting to XP once a week does not justify the cost of a 320GB SSD.

P.S. You could always run XP mode if your version of Windows 7 supports it (Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise). It boots very fast on an SSD.
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Tried to do the XP Mode link you supplied and after running through step 1 it installs and then a popup windows says click continue to install.
It tries to download and install the Windows Activation again and again.
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