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2010-08-26T11:16:26Z

GSKill P[censored]nix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta PerformanceSSDs account for just a fraction of the storage market in terms of units shipped, but high consumer interest and significant profit margins have brought manufacturers in droves. GSkill isn't exactly a newcomer to the field, but the sheer number of companies in the dogpile make it more difficult for any single manufacturer to win a definitive lead against the others, at least in terms of technology alone. Today we're reviewing GSkill's 60GB P[censored]nix Pro. This relatively diminutive drive is meant to offer enthusiasts an attractive balance between price and performance, but the P[censored]nix Pro is fighting to distinguish itself in a tight field...

GSKill P[censored]nix Pro: Little Drive, Lotta Performance

InfinityzeN
2010-08-26T12:15:46Z

The 120GB version seems to be a much better buy.  60GB really is getting too small for your boot drive, since after formatting, installing Win7, swap file, and updates you will be left with maybe 20GB.

Joel H
2010-08-26T20:07:59Z

...You've got a drastically overinflated idea of how much space a Win 7 takes up. As far as I know, you need 10-12GB for OS + swapfile + Updates.

I agree with your assessment on 60GB being too small, but Win 7 isn't anywhere near that big. :P

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2010-08-26T21:42:33Z

I don't know about that InfinityzeN. I resized the 80GB SSD in my system into two 40GB partitions. The partition with Win7 still has 12GB free.

The partition with Linux has 29GB free.

animatortom
2010-08-27T04:20:35Z

Seems to be about average price. I picked up my 64GB Kingston three months ago for 144. Now we are seeing the 128GB's get down to that price.

After Win7 and ten of the major programs I still have about 35GB's left. So for right now 64Gb is good enough without having to blow a wad on a 128GB SSD.