Discussion in 'Storage' started by douglatins, Jul 29, 2010.
Which one is it? Corsairs Force series?
Right now probly still the ones that use the sandforce controller, if your talking about sata verisons. Either that or the crucial sata3 (6gb/s) ones. The crucial has faster reads with slower writes over the sandforce.
The crucial 256gb
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB ...
Theres also the pcie versions
OCZ Z-Drive R2 P84 OCZSSDPX-ZD2P84256G PCI-E 256GB...
OCZ Z-Drive R2 E84 OCZSSDPX-ZD2E84256G PCI-E x8 25...
Overall I'd say any of the sandforce ones. So Corsair F series and OCZ Agility 2/Vertex 2.
I've got an F100 and it's pretty freakin' awesome
I don't know what you're plans are for it and what you might need, but my experience so far is that a 60gig SSD is adequate for running the OS and leaves enough room to store a good number of standard apps. But it does get tight from time to time and while I have 2 60gig drives, the last one I bought was a 120g.
If you need super fast response times for something, nothing beats an old fashioned ramdisk. Please check out Lemonaidsoda's thread here. There really should be a 10x thanks button for stuff like this.
I think he saw speeds that were roughly 20x faster than an SSD. So if you need that kind of speed, you might be better off bulking up on dram.
Too much hassle since it erases on boot.
And about the C300 it doesnt work with 6gbs in ICH10
Technically true, but in practice, not really. I've been using Dataram which allows you to save the disk image as frequently as you wish and also has the option to save the image on system shut down.
So the most you would actually lose is whatever got written between saves.
On the chipset issue, I don't know. If an SSD is adequate, cool. If not, its at least good to be aware of other options.
Separate names with a comma.