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boot drive

The disk drive that contains the operating system. Most personal computers are configured to look for the OS in the CD-ROM drive first and then the hard disk. In the past, the floppy drive was first on the list. See boot, bootable disk and BIOS.
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The SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive also offers Windows 7 Trim support, which helps the SSD maintain high performance through the life of the drive.
When manually assigning SCSI devices keeping the boot drive ID as 0 will alleviate any potential problems with older software or hardware.
It features a silent operation and the ability to be used as a boot drive or as additional storage.
We are excited to release this new version of Drive Genius 3 that no longer requires users to boot from the DVD or a second drive to use the Defrag function for the boot drive," says Greg Brewer, CEO of Prosoft Engineering, Inc.
But if for example you need an SSD to not only use as a boot drive but also install games on it to decrease game loading times then you'll have to look for a higher capacity SSD.
With no drop-off in performance when moving down to 60GB, the F60 is an ideal boot drive for a performance system, especially when combined with traditional spinning media for mass storage.
I'm keeping the 3GB drive for backups and as a buffer when I bum CDs and, anyhow, a 3GB C: boot drive was all I needed until I got Microsoft Office.
MediStor features automatic drive mirroring with highly-removable media designed for daily rotation, and includes a fast SSD boot drive with plenty of space for de-duplication hash files.