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Which hard disk to buy? (SSD)

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ntarki, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. ntarki

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  2. leexgx

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    Kingston SSDNow is **** it uses JMicron (they badge it as Toshiba) it may suffer from stuttering issues (even thought they say they have fixed it but it lacks cache so it cant be)

    get the Crucial M225 SSD 64gb 128GB or 256gb

    the 128GB is in stock the other 2 are not

    you should aim for 128GB and make sure you keep 20GB free on it, do not fill the SSD to the point it runs out of free space
     
  3. ntarki

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    I don't like Crucial brand, cause i bought ram 4 years ago, then after 6 months it went dead, the product discontinued due to it's problematic nature and i ended up with 2 value sticks losing 200$
     
  4. leexgx

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    ram and SSD are not the same thing, all SSD makers that are using Indilinx barfoot drives are the same drive, Crucial do not make them they just stick there badge on it and offer support (man in the middle)

    i also had the problems with Crucial ram before (the yellow ballistic ram it was the voltage that did mine in)
     
  5. ntarki

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    Ok, Well on the SSD i will have windows and 2-3 games. Other data will be on WD 1TB. Ok lets say Crucial, what about Corsair Extreme X64 64GB ? Is it worth it's money?
     
  6. leexgx

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    i would only recommend 128GB in this day and age as you may find 64gb limiting in space (and you should keep 15-20% free for GC to work garbage collection)

    you will be paying £60 more for the same thing if you got it from OCZ that is you got the Corsair 64gb one (the Crucial 64gb drive is the same drive but less price and not in stock here), the 128gb Crucial drive is only £30 more then then 64gb Corsair one so it would not be an good buy the 64gb one
     
  7. ntarki

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    Ok, i will go for the 128 crucial. HOPEFULLY in the future i will thank you :p
     
  8. neil3k

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    do you need a mount for SSD drives?
     
  9. ChileanLlama

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    Yes - in a workstation - if you don't want it lying about at the bottom of your case or stuck to a part of the chassis.
     
  10. neil3k

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    do ocuk stock them ?
     
  11. Furton

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  12. Greenlizard0

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    Are the crucials the way forward at the moment?
     
  13. OLDPHART

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  14. coolur

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    Crucial M225 gets my Vote

    Hi

    I just fitted a Crucial M225 128GB SSD Tonight and the performance to me is excellent, I upgraded from a velocity Raptor 150GB and im really happy at how fast the M225 moves.

    I dont think you would regret getting the m225 especially with 5 years warranty.

    Just make sure you google and read up on some of the stuff to help increase the life of the drive, ditching indexing, prefetch, no defrag etc etc...

    Regards

    Coolur
     
  15. tuppers360

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    I went off Crucial after I had RAM issues too! But the 5 year warranty may swing me!!
     
  16. Reality|Bites

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    Crucial RAM may suck but they are very good with RMA's
     
  17. snakefood

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    Hmmm...must admit, a 5-year warranty does make the jump to ssd mighty tempting :)
     
  18. snakefood

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    Does the 128G corsair support trim?
     
  19. Franksi

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    80GB Intel :D
     
  20. snakefood

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    The 80G intel only has 70MB read speeds...wouldn't this drive run rings around it, being 190MB read?

    Or am I missing something?