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March 12, 2013 8:44:43 PM

SSD's are one of the few area's of Computing I need a bit of help with when choosing a part, so any of you lads keen on helping me out in this regard? I do however understand that some SSD's are better for continuous file reads and others are better for lots of little files, the latter is definitely my priority.

I need 2 different SSD's; 1 for my OS and 1 for installing some games on, I've already got a lot of conventional HD's so bulk storage is not a problem, I simply need something to install something on. For the OS SSD I was looking at about 64-128 gb while in regards to the Gaming SSD I was looking for something in the range of 128-512gb though 'likely' I'm guessing at about 256gb.

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March 12, 2013 9:08:12 PM

128GB Samsung 840 for OS and a 256 Samsung for games
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March 12, 2013 9:45:46 PM

Samsung got good Controllers or whatever they called?
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March 12, 2013 9:47:32 PM

Yea. They use their own In-house controller. If you don't like samesung then Crucial. Crucial uses Marvel controller which is excellent.

Most everything else uses Sandforce which is kinda..crappy
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March 12, 2013 9:51:54 PM

Funkosapien said:
SSD's are one of the few area's of Computing I need a bit of help with when choosing a part, so any of you lads keen on helping me out in this regard? I do however understand that some SSD's are better for continuous file reads and others are better for lots of little files, the latter is definitely my priority.

I need 2 different SSD's; 1 for my OS and 1 for installing some games on, I've already got a lot of conventional HD's so bulk storage is not a problem, I simply need something to install something on. For the OS SSD I was looking at about 64-128 gb while in regards to the Gaming SSD I was looking for something in the range of 128-512gb though 'likely' I'm guessing at about 256gb.


You really don't need different ssd's.
The random and sequential performance of all modern ssd's is remarkably similar.
Ignore the synthetic benchmarks. They are specialized programs that push the drives as fast as they can go at high queue depths. Perhaps what a server would do, but a desktop user will do only one or two things at a time.
A ssd is 50x faster than a hard drive in random I/o. That is because seek time is negligible with no moving parts. Just what the OS does.
In sequential performance, it is 2-3x faster depending on connection to 3gb or 6gb sata.

My suggestion is to buy a single larger ssd. 120gb will hold the os and a handful of games. A 240gb ssd would hold enough for most of us.
Since any bulk storage can be handled by your hard drives, I see no need for more.

A SSD can slow down as it approaches full. It is easier to manage this with a single larger ssd.

My preference would be for Samsung or Intel for reliability.

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March 12, 2013 10:16:31 PM

OK Samsung, Crucial or Intel. Done.

Also thanks on the tip about the fullness of the ssd affecting speed, maybe I will go the 1 large one. Will only install the main programs I use on it not half a dozen I play 'sometimes'.

Thanks lads, you have yet again proven that the member base on these forums are both Knowledgeable and Friendly. Now I'm just not sure which one to pick as solution as there was 3 posts that were handy.

Good Show Old Chaps.

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March 13, 2013 12:30:18 AM

Got a 250gig Samsung 840 series.

Specs (I enjoy seeing peoples specs so don't see why you cats wouldn't) :

CASE : Thermaltake Spacecraft
PSU : Antec True Power 900 Watt
UPS : EATON 420w 700VA (It's long enough to get Computer off safely if the power goes out and that's all I need)
MOBO : Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU : Intel i7 3770k
GPU : nVidia 660
RAM : 32gb G.Skill Ares 1866mhz
SCREEN : AOC 24'' 2ms
SSD : 250gb Samsung 840 Series
HD : 2tb + 1tb internal, 2tb external
Headset : Gamescom 777
Headphones : Massive pair of Sony's (not sure on model name, can easily make out the words of songs 10-15 meters away, good Bass Response)
Stereo : Big

Planned Upgrades : Water Cooling Loop, nVidia 780 (when they released), using old nVidia 8800GT as Physx Card (was one of the first Physx capable cards), Overclocking the CPU, new Case, Sound Card.
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March 14, 2013 9:12:27 AM

Funkosapien said:
Got a 250gig Samsung 840 series.

Specs (I enjoy seeing peoples specs so don't see why you cats wouldn't) :

CASE : Thermaltake Spacecraft
PSU : Antec True Power 900 Watt
UPS : EATON 420w 700VA (It's long enough to get Computer off safely if the power goes out and that's all I need)
MOBO : Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU : Intel i7 3770k
GPU : nVidia 660
RAM : 32gb G.Skill Ares 1866mhz
SCREEN : AOC 24'' 2ms
SSD : 250gb Samsung 840 Series
HD : 2tb + 1tb internal, 2tb external
Headset : Gamescom 777
Headphones : Massive pair of Sony's (not sure on model name, can easily make out the words of songs 10-15 meters away, good Bass Response)
Stereo : Big

Planned Upgrades : Water Cooling Loop, nVidia 780 (when they released), using old nVidia 8800GT as Physx Card (was one of the first Physx capable cards), Overclocking the CPU, new Case, Sound Card.


You should check out LPT if you like talking hardware. We are a bit of everything from Hardware junkie's to custom builds/mods
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March 14, 2013 11:05:50 AM

Funkosapien said:
SSD's are one of the few area's of Computing I need a bit of help with when choosing a part, so any of you lads keen on helping me out in this regard? I do however understand that some SSD's are better for continuous file reads and others are better for lots of little files, the latter is definitely my priority.

I need 2 different SSD's; 1 for my OS and 1 for installing some games on, I've already got a lot of conventional HD's so bulk storage is not a problem, I simply need something to install something on. For the OS SSD I was looking at about 64-128 gb while in regards to the Gaming SSD I was looking for something in the range of 128-512gb though 'likely' I'm guessing at about 256gb.


just so you know samsung 840 non pro is a tlc ssd. that means that it will wear out faster. now for me it is no big deal but idk about for you

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6459/samsung-ssd-840-test...
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March 26, 2013 7:16:17 AM

What the smeg is a LPT? And never had a problem with this place, people are always friendly and helpful, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

And yeah doesn't bother me, when it dies I'll get another, I'm not using it for storage only installing things on it, and money comes n goes, who cares eh?
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March 26, 2013 12:04:41 PM

LPT or Lavco Price Tech its a tech community they also make youtube videos
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March 26, 2013 8:42:34 PM

But I like the guys here dude, never had a problem with em.
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March 26, 2013 8:52:55 PM

Lot is set up more different. Like we live chat on teamspeak, play games and do some tech help but we all know hardware. Toms is set up for me like a help desk..with some community features but it's not like you can make a thread just to talk about the latest tech. Thread are more reserved for people that need help
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