So, for about the past 2 months, I have been having hard lockups on my system. At first it was just freezes, now it is accompanied by BSOD and random reboots, even when nothing more than an internet browser is running.
Drivers and self test on MOBO and Graphics card appear to be good, what leads me to suspect HDD is that its about 5 years old now and is intermittently refusing to boot to the drive.
I currently have a separate drive for a data core of 470gigs that I store everything on, as well as serves as the storage for the backup image of my system.
My current MOBO is this :
I have SATA 3, so can definitely take advantage of the higher speed. Question I pose is, is it worth it for SSD yet? I installed a 20 gig build of Win7 for about 8 network desktops on a Intel SSD about 2 years ago, and while faster and less heat than HDD, I didnt think it was worth the money at the time (about 160$ for a 32gig). But it was company money so I didnt care.
Now I'm on a much more reduced income then I was then, trying to justify my costs on a new HDD.
This is the SSD that im currently looking at, 99$ plus 10$ off with a promo, which will cover shipping.
Or we have old reliable whirling storage platters:
30$ less, a little slower but still on SATA 3, but also louder and more heat.
Drive will primarily be for my Win7 build and my steam folder/planetside, which take up about 50 gigs.
Thoughts? Worth the extra 30$?
If it comes up, talk about your goals and how you plan to achieve them. It's better to hear that someone has a goal and is actively working towards them than that they are sitting at home jerking off and watching the Price Is Right.
Hopefully not at the same time.