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Discussion in 'Storage' started by moocow0463, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. moocow0463

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    looking at purchasing and ssd mostly for gaming so i dont need the fastest thing in the world i would like it reliable, i currently have 2 samsung HDD im wondering is there any benefit to moving my OS over to the SSD other then having a faster boot time. i plan to run fraps off of one of the HDD as i always have and use that same drive for media storage. im looking for maybe a smaller SSD just for games? or would i be better off putting OS and games on a single SSD. was thinking maybe getting just a 60-64gb drive. how much faster is sata 3 vs sata 2? would it be noticable, i mean a 1 second load time difference probly isnt going to make much of a difference to me
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    Not only windows but every software installed on your SDD will be much faster because of access time m/s & will open in a flash when clicked (forgot the C in clicked :laugh: good for me that i re-read my post)

    Anyhow the price on of the SDD you link is a good price but i don't know about the brand if it's a good one?
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    I have a crucial M4 64GB, it is very fast and so far has served me well. I just have my OS plus my favorite 3 games on it, load times are just unbeleivable. If you can get them for a decent price I would definatly recommend the M4 however as you said, you will not need the very fastest and there are sure to be cheaper offerings.
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    Thanks that's the info I was looking for, looks like 64 would be enough but 80 would give some extra cushion
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    SATA III is going to be severely bottlenecked on your x58,i would go with a vertex 2 for your needs
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    The reviews on new egg forthose ssds are terrible any reason why you recommend them or maybe the bugs have been worked out since initial release?
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    there has been alot of firmware updates. Sandforce drives were initially a little buggy,but alot of that has been ironed out.
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    That looks decent arc but I won't be raiding...well maybe in the future but it's not needed now. Anyone headed about ocz petrol or agility series both have rebates on 120 gb drives. Petrol 120 gb for like $100 and agility is $129
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    Of course, no need to RAID.

    I have found these to be reliable, reasonably fast drives at a decent price (I paid $100 each when I bought mine in November of 2010).
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    Thanks they are priced right, and I'm leery of ocz drives so those you listed look like a good option right now
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    In my experience on a Sata 2 board (mine also..... x58), a decent Sata 3 SSD that of course is backwards compatible performs just as well as the most Sata 2 drives, I would be the first to admit however my experience is limited, before this drive I had a Sata 2 OCZ Vertex 2E and this M4 in the tests I have run is faster.
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    I have a 120GB Agility 3. It works pretty darn well. I've got it just for my Steam games and a few other programs, though. I'm booting off my RAID 10 setup...

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