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Hardware Thread, SSDs - which one? in Technical; Originally Posted by j17sparky The 320s are just beginning to get into the hands of the reviewers. It seems that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    The 320s are just beginning to get into the hands of the reviewers. It seems that the consensus is they are very much evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
    Ahh appears you are correct, i've just spotted them was hoping for good things after my experiences with the X25-M 80GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    you only need a vertex 3 if your mobo supports 6Gb/s SATA.
    Even with SATA II, you still get some of the best random write speeds of any SSD with the Vertex 3 so I don't think it should be discounted.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4186/o...cused-sf2200/3

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    just read something that the early Crucial C400s won't be the "ones to wait for"
    The Crucial M4 (a.k.a. Micron RealSSD C400) also doesn't have any additional space set aside for over-provisioning.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...00,2908-4.html

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    memoryc are doing OWC SSD's not sure how they compare - only reason I am looking at these as seen good reviews on a few mac sites on the OWC Drives and also because of having a mac pro 2008 model, I only have SATA 2, not SATA 6 gbps - was looking around for PCI Express cards that would give me 6gbps but I couldn't do that and can't bond 2 sata ports either so not sure how to get the bandwidth I need for a 6gbps SSD.

    SSD Solid State Disks; IDE, SATA, SATA II & ExpressCard/34

    MPG - SPECIAL REPORT: Real World SSD Performance - Severe Duty: OWC Extreme Pro RE vs Crucial RealSSD

    OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD Review (120GB) | StorageReview.com

    OWC Extreme Pro vs OCZ Vertex VS Corsair Force

    Any ideas / thoughts / suggestions on the above 3 ?

    When looking around there has been a number of people who have bought two 80gb intel x25 M G2 ( version 2 ) drives and raid zeroing them
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    I've got SATA3 on a marvell chip - from what I've seen it doesn't provide the fastest results on the planet. TBH I'm not that bothered about max theoretical read throughput. A good balance between IOPs, and write and read, and I'll be happy. The main reasons I want it is for the usual startup and app load times, but also to stick music samples on (<1mb each) for when I'm doing music production.

    I do hate the guy who mentioned the Vertex 3 though - it looks very tasty and I had previously discounted it from the running because of the price. I've got a 50 cpu cooler in the shopping basket so it's starting to add up!
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    I am after a 1.8" 128GB SSD drive, any recommendations as reviews are conflicting all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    I've got SATA3 on a marvell chip - from what I've seen it doesn't provide the fastest results on the planet. TBH I'm not that bothered about max theoretical read throughput. A good balance between IOPs, and write and read, and I'll be happy.

    I do hate the guy who mentioned the Vertex 3 though - it looks very tasty and I had previously discounted it from the running because of the price. I've got a 50 cpu cooler in the shopping basket so it's starting to add up!
    Give me a min - there is a PCI Express SSD which I think is bootable on windows

    OCZ Revo drive ??

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...40&tid=gsearch

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...82&tid=gsearch

    One below quotes about 720mbps

    http://www.memoryc.com/storageproduc...statedisk.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I am after a 1.8" 128GB SSD drive, any recommendations as reviews are conflicting all over the place.
    That's the problem ive had when looking at SSD's

    Not sure about 1.8" but corsair / ocz / owc or intel as far as makes.

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    I want to shove it in my Q1 tablet, got a few ideas on boosting the performance on it, RAM upgrade is one, SSD Drive is the next, CPU the 3rd (providing the board will hold a better chip)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I am after a 1.8" 128GB SSD drive, any recommendations as reviews are conflicting all over the place.
    Does your Samsung Q1 currently have a 1.8" 4,200rpm PATA HDD in it? If so, your options are very limited if you want to upgrade it with an SSD.

    The only decent 1.8" PATA SSD is the PhotoFast 1.8" GMonster-50 IDE V4 assuming your Q1 has a 50-pin PATA connector? The 128GB model costs 397 (or 350 from eBay).

    Edit. Found some benchmarks: http://forum.notebookreview.com/6414229-post72.html
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    yeh it does have a 4200rpm PATA drive. Price isnt really a big deal, as I will probably get it down the line with some monies saved up.

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    Anybody used anything from OCZ's Onyx range? They're considerably cheaper than the Vector Vertex range, but is there also a significant difference in performance I wonder?
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    To be honest the OCZ Vertex 1 are nearly the same price as the Onyx and yet have double the read performance. I have Vertex 1's and they are very good for the money. Excellent read performance and OK write performance. Read is what you mostly need for a workstation drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Anybody used anything from OCZ's Onyx range? They're considerably cheaper than the Vector Vertex range, but is there also a significant difference in performance I wonder?
    i have a 64GB (iirc) in my pc at home and have been pleased with it so far having moving from a 10K 150GB Raptor which was no slouch.

    still need a second HDD for other storage mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    i have a 64GB (iirc) in my pc at home and have been pleased with it so far having moving from a 10K 150GB Raptor which was no slouch.

    still need a second HDD for other storage mind.
    That's the only thing making me hold back at the moment: I simply cannot justify buying an SSD large enough to become my main form of storage, it'd be purely for the OS and most used software...

    Amazes me that I still remember getting my first gigabyte HDD and wondering how on Earth I'd ever fill it

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    tbh a modern 7200RPM/5400 SATA drive is still ideal for holding a large amount of data and delivering it at highspeed.
    i see novatech are selling 1TB drives for around 34.00 which is a bargain and the short of thing that is ideal for teaming up with a SSD

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