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  1. #106
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Just an FYI-
    received the latest edition of Newegg's subscriber newsletter and they mention
    a special sale on 4/02/2010: "SSD Supersale"

    Maybe a few good deals for those waiting to pull the trigger; one does need to be a subscriber to get the promo codes. [free]

    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...x-landing.aspx

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    I also do not recommend raid unless you have a ton of money to spent on more that 2 drives and a heck of a good raid adapter card.
    Don't put SSD's behind a RAID card. There's too much overhead, which results in IOPS being limited to that of a single SSD. If you want the benefit of more IO's per second, put them under an Intel ICH in RAID mode.
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by malventano View Post
    I'm still working on confirming TRIM with the other RAID formats:
    http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=8538
    Just reiterating in this thread that the new RST *does not* pass TRIM through *any* configured arrays.
    Last edited by malventano; 04-03-2010 at 04:23 AM.
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I opted to get the Crucial 128GB SATA 6G SSD this summer, rather than go for a Radeon 5970, due to videocard prices being out of hand for me right now, and due to my 3870's being able to handle everything out there.

    I do have the ASUS U3S6 controller card, which has USB 3 and SATA 6G on it, so no worries about a controller card for the SSD.

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    Question Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I'm finally ready to get a SSD but now I need some help choosing which one. I have the choice of a Intel X-25M Postville 80gb for $240 or a OCZ Vertex 120gb for $280. I'm going to be running this on my Q9650 with 8 gig of ram running on a EVGA 780i which has a WD 640gb black drive running Win7 Home X64. My motherboard doesn't support AHCI if that makes a difference but I think both drives have garbage collection in the firmware anyway right ? At first the OCZ looks really tempting as it's got more space so I can put more games on my SSD but the reviews & the podcast guys still love the Intel. Any & all opinions are welcome

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Intel 80GB SSDs are on sale $205 after Rebate. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10010803
    Subtract another $10 if you do that "ebillme" thing.
    80GB Intel G2 SSD at sub $200 price

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Broke down and ordered an Intel X25-M 80GB today after much debating about which one to buy and if it was worth the performance upgrade. As I was out of projects I went ahead and ordered one since the price was down to almost reasonable.

    Appears as if Intel is still leader of the pack but others are starting to catch up. I went with Intel because it seems to be the best seller and the one that others are compared too.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by curlysir View Post
    Broke down and ordered an Intel X25-M 80GB today after much debating about which one to buy and if it was worth the performance upgrade. As I was out of projects I went ahead and ordered one since the price was down to almost reasonable.

    Appears as if Intel is still leader of the pack but others are starting to catch up. I went with Intel because it seems to be the best seller and the one that others are compared too.
    i believe you will be very happy with that drive!
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    I just bit the bullet and ordered a Crucial 128GB SATA 3 SSD.

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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    I just bit the bullet and ordered a Crucial 128GB SATA 3 SSD.
    Nice

    That drive rocks!
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    Re: SSD Time Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by undersea View Post
    Nice

    That drive rocks!
    One factor that convinced me to do it, was the recent price drop of $50.00. The drive is on sale for $449.99. I don't know how long the sale will last.

    Went through a local retailer.

    I do have the ASUS U3S6 USB3/SATA 6GB(SATA3) controller card to hook it up to. Crucial is the only manufacturer of SATA 3 SSD's right now.

    I may already have the mounting brackets to mount it in my case.

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