I have the ASUS U3S6 USB3/SATA6 PCI Express controller card coming. The card will be here on Friday, and has a USB 3.0 controller chip on it controlling two USB 3.0 ports, and a SATA 6G controller controlling two SATA 6G ports.
I don't trust the JMICRON 322 or JMICRON 363 chips on my motherboard for anything.
I might get the Crucial M225 128GB SSD over summer. This sucker caught my eye, and from the reviews I found on the net, will suit me just fine.
Decided I to get Crucial's 6G SATA SSD in the summer, to go with the SATA 6GB controller card from ASUS that will be in on Friday.
I like having a spacious drive and a 40 to 80GB SSD won't do any good, as most of the space will be taken up by the OS, and utilities essential to the OS, as well as my bad habit of taking screenshots from Sacred 2 and storing them on the boot drive.
When I'm ready for Crucial's 6GB SATA drive in 128GB capacity, I will have the local computer shop I deal with order it for me.
I agree. If I can't load my games on the SSD, what's the point. 128GB is minimum for me.
i'd have to ask what the point of putting your games on the ssd is. the only thing to be gained is faster load times. in many mp games including BFBC2 i am often the first guy in the map and my games are installed on a barracuda 7200.10 500gb HDD, far from fast even compared to newer hdds.
ssd would certainly be awesome to have games on, but personally i don't see it as make or break. as long as the drive is big enough for windows and everything else i install it seems worth it.
literally the only thing not installed on my ssd is steam and fraps (for the rare occasions i want to record in game footage)
128gb would actually be too small to hold all my currently installed steam games :\
as soon as much larger ssds are available cheaply i will most certainly be moving steam over to an ssd though, in the meantime i'm greatly enjoying the overall system responsiveness the ssd has added. i've said it before, it's the most immediately noticeable upgrade i've made in years.
Last edited by Brandito; 02-24-2010 at 03:36 PM.
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