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 Post subject: Need a good use for a 32GB SSD
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Anyone got any ideas on what to do with an unused 32GB SSD?

I was thinking since it's a terrible paper weight, it could be slaved to a system to handle Windows' page file.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a good use for a 32GB SSD
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:24 pm 
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Photoshop scratch also?

Also in a low-power NAS device as SSD's use less power?


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 Post subject: Re: Need a good use for a 32GB SSD
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Photoshop would be an idea except this guy is using the machine for gaming. Not using the machine for any of these: MS office, photo shop, DVD ripping/burning/converting.

He originally bought it to install the OS but then upgraded to a 120GB.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a good use for a 32GB SSD
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:14 pm 
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How about installing on it Windows XP w/SP3? If you do, be sure to use it with a supported browser such as Google Chrome.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a good use for a 32GB SSD
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Linux or SteamOS would find it's way on there well before XP would. I'm looking for ideas other than the standards (i.e. Install an OS, backup files).

The idea of using it for a page file was to move the default Windows page file that is constantly used off his main SSD that has the Windows OS on it. Now that it's gone, where would be a better place to put it? It could be moved to the 2TB HDD used for storage but that isn't as fast as the SSD so the system might not be as responsive. I remembered that he had this extra unused SSD doing absolutely nothing so it seems like a good candidate for the job.

I think a Photo Shop scratch disk would be a great use too.

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