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Intel 520 240gb £250 or OCZ Agility 3 £200

Discussion in 'Storage' started by dom99, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. dom99

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    Ok guys question is in the title and I just can't decide

    One is significantly cheaper than the other but has a bad rep, I just can't decide. Going to buy this weekend and would like your opinions.

    I have read and re-read reviews but still it's price vs performance and reliability

    Thanks
     
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    Intel should have synchronous memory, I'd go for that
     
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    Do you think sync memory over asynchronous is worth it? Also I'm looking for it to be future proof or as future proof as it can be so perhaps intel.
     
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    yup intel 520 for sure! dont mess with Async if your going to use it as your OS drive
     
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    Ok thx for the advice.

    My first ssd coming from a WD Blue 500gb hope I notice the difference
     
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    Synchronous is always better, but over all the difference in performance won’t be noticeable except when you are dealing with incompressible data.

    The 520 also uses its own unique firmware which is supposed to be more stable than the general firmware used on most SF-2281 based drives, it was co-developed by Intel and SandForce.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Guaranteed you will. OS install will be fast, boot times are faster, and loading times for apps loaded to a ssd are quite noticably faster. I can tell the difference between SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 6 Gb.s, even, but there is very little perceptual difference between SATA 6 SSDs in daily usage...I'm using both a Crucial M4, Sandforce SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs, as well as a Sandforce SATA 3 Gb/s SSD.
     

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