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Hardware SSD Buyer's Guide

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    First comment.

    Glad to see the corsair is "perfectly fins"

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  3. Jim

    Jim Ineptimodder

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    Good guide, very handy.
     
  4. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Do'h Altron beat me to it!

    Good guide, will be taking notes.
     
  5. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Excellent and needed guide as so many people are still unfamiliar with SSD basics. Surprised not to see Intel's drives not getting any recommendations as they are buyers favourites.
     
  6. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    So, Corsair or Crucial, basically :) Nice to know, as I've been thinking about a small SSD for a while now.
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    OCZ too, but yep, in UK those three are the most reliable options for stock and decent pricing.
     
  8. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    While there's nothing wrong with the Intel Drives (as stated in the article), bar slow sequential writes we feel there are better options elsewhere now. If you were to spot an Intel X25-M 80GB for £100 though, you'd snap it up no doubt.
     
  9. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Have an Intel 160Gb G2 on my notebook, and I don't think on replacing it for these faster drives. My notebook can't even push the SSD (I have an ICH8ME SB)... Anyway it's wayy better than a 2,5" HDD :)

    Maybe I'll buy one of these Corsair Force Series to my Q6600 and put my GsKill Falcon I in my server...
     
  10. mi1ez

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    C300 looking very tempting. A little TOO tempting on my salary...
     
  11. Ph4ZeD

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    The C300 is tempting me too. I'm finding squeezing my games on my 80GB Intel difficult, and £113 for a SSD with 355MB/s read speeds is hard to turn down. Problem is that my motherboard doesn't support SATA 3 :(
     
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    That crucial is really tempting... especially since i have the Gigabyte x58A ud3r...
    Does anyone know if the 2 sata 6gbps ports on the board would be fine, or am i better off buying the expansion card as well?
     
  13. WarMadMax

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    Nothing bad afaik from running on gigabytes sata3 ports, some numbers in crucial's forum.
    wasn't far off / the same as an add in card.


    I've ordered the add-in for my maximus formula, but i went with the 64gb C300 for now.

    first SSD and want to find my feet first.
     
  14. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    The expansion card will be worth it, we've played around with some of the built in SATA 6Gbps of various boards and they've not been so great
     
  15. borandi

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    Which SSD to buy? The OCZ RevoDrive.
     
  16. Hereisphilly

    Hereisphilly New Member

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    Have you had a go with the said gigabyte board? Any idea at what performance drop i would be looking at (i.e. if its a few % i'll save my money)
    Cheers
     
  17. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I'll be looking at C300 performance with a variety of Mobo's soon hopefully. We were genuinely surprised to find plenty of boards which carried SATA 3 (6Gbps) ports just were not up to the task. Until now the highpoint is the only one we're confident can do the business.
     
  18. Hereisphilly

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    Great, i'll look forward to that read, thanks!
     
  19. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Could you link the highpoint on Scan?
     
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