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I'm thinking about using a 120/128GB SSD as the only drive on either a Windows XP or Windows 7 machine. Currently, the XP machine has a 1TB drive and the Win7 machine has a 200GB drive. Neither machine uses more than 35GB of space for OS, applications, documents, music, photos and video. I can't see a downside to using a 120GB class SSD as the only drive, but there's a lot I don't know. What do you think?
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Hi Day_late

An SSD is a way of speeding up your boot times and accessing other often used important programs/games etc and a 120 or 128GB SSD will ensure that you have plenty of storage space for the many important updates that will be released in the coming years, you will however require a second HDD available for storing data to and especially for regularly backing up the HDD to, this doesn`t have to be onboard you could use an external USB HDD such ahttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148504s
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Thanks, Rage. I'm using an external drive for backup already. I guess what I don't know is if there's a limit to how much you can put on an SSD before performance is impaired. Do things slow down if it's over 50% full? How about 75% full?
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You are welcome :thumbsup:
Yep drives will slow down with the more data that they contain but it is less noticeable with an SSD.
Some benchmarks to help you @ http://www.tomshardw...and-ssds,3.html
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