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Found a nice Intel SSD available... is this the good one?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by douglatins, Jan 14, 2010.

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    that's a gen 2
    easy way to identify intel ssd is by model number SSDSA2MH080G2C1
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    Write speed isn't high on a lot of them. Get two, cheaper than an 80. XD
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    Cheaper than a 80? didnt get that
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    dual 40GBs (129 ea) is cheaper than one 80GB (299 ea) intel SSD. Since there's no moving parts, it's also more reliable than normal HDDs in RAID.
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    But 40gbs write speeds are a lot lower
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    What is the obsession with writes? All I ever hear is that write speeds are low, who cares? You are talking about 40GB drive, you aren't installing much... Read (both sequential and random) and random write are the important things. Seqential writes are only used in installing programs, and so the only time it matters is when you reinstall your OS. 90% of the time all you are going to be doing is reading and random writes. And random write speeds suck on mechanical HDD's and most SSD's except the Intel drives.
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    Oh MAN! Totally WOULD get two of those for RAID0! :rockout: Change that would to WILL!
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    115 shipped at mwave.
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    Exactly the same as the intel drives minus trim. So perfect for RAID0. Infact, I am considering picking one up as an OS drive. After a SSD mech drives suck.
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    I didn't realize they were the same. Thanks!
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    I still didn't ordered these, the cost per GB is 40x the ones in mechanical drives.
    Damn should i get one?
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    SSD's are worth it as boot drives, in my opinion. I don't mind having my games and some programs on mechanical hard drives but the OS just feels so much snappier on a SSD. Also programs that you open everyday, multiple times a day would benefit from being on a SSD. Programs such as Microsoft Office, your internet browser (just put the cache on a small ram disk), etc. So the short answer, yes I would say a SSD is a very nice upgrade for even an aging system. Do other things have priority? Absolutely, if you are someone who games every day then a new graphics card might be more beneficial. If you are constantly running out of RAM, you might want to upgrade that first. But for those of us with bleeding edge systems, or those of us with systems that fit our needs fine a SSD is worth every penny because of the speed increase they provide.
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    Ok so I ordered, paying in lots of installments, i better like it

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