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Which SSD for my OS?

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  1. stevednmc

    stevednmc New Member

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    I need some opinions! I am rebuilding my rig, and I want to know opinions on which SSD to put my OS on. I am currently using the 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 max iops..and i'm slightly disappointed in the performance. I have the 240GB version of the sandisk as linked below. I intend one of the drives to hold a game or two that I play often. Which would you use for what? Im thinking of sticking with the OCZ for the OS on capacity alone, and since i'm doing a major hardware upgrade I think ill be a lot happier with the speeds at that point.

    Thanks for your thoughts!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714




    http://www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/extreme/
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    The Sandisk Extreme is really fast, and that's the ssd I'd use for my OS. It's a fine drive, I had one for a while and would recommend it :)
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    Apparently the Kingston HyperX drives are nice.
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    Umm Vertex 4?!

    Trust me, I use vertex 3 and also the V4 and the V4 kicks ass
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    Still liking the Samsung 830 I have.
    The Write speeds are not fantastic but if this is primarily for OS, you can't go wrong.
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    write speeds really dont matter that much on a SSD. Your really going to be reading off it a lot more, and either way the writes on an SSD will still be better compared to a mechanical.
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    im using the Kingston HyperX drive as my OS drive (120gb), and the Samsung 830 as my second drive (240gb) mainly for games and other apps., both are awesome with no issues as of yet
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    Samsung 830 or 840.... I got the 840 and it's niiiiice
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    If we are just recommending an ssd, I'd say a Samsung 840 Pro. I thought the OP had to choose between his Vertex 3 and Extreme, and out of the 2, I went for Sandisk as OS drive. But, I always feel good recommending a Samsung!
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    Why get the Vertex 4 when you can get the Vortex? I have a Vertex 4 myself though.
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    you really cant go wrong in todays SSD market,should probably look for one thats on sale or just get the cheapest of the bunch,the performance differences between them are negligible.
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    Thanks! But I think its lost on some that the drives I linked to I already have....lol
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    Yeah if it's between the 2 you have, I'd stick with Sandisk Extreme for reliability IMO. The OCZ will be ok for some games :)
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    thanks! Perhaps Ill just partition it. Lol. How much space should I partition for W7 pro?
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    No, don't partition a SSD unless your keeping data on it. Then separate you data from your system but not your install games and programs
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    Really? ok. No data will go on the ssd any way. Why no partition? Just because of the way the data cells are laid out on the chips?
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