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August 19, 2010 1:59:32 PM

I was wondering what would be a better choice?

I am looking at the following SDD's:

Option 1
OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080 PCI-Express x4 80GB MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optin 2
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE90G 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

If I go with the Vertex 2, should I also get this?
Will this SSD work better plugged into a SATA 6Gb port?

ASUS Model U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card

Option 3
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ASUS Model U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card

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August 20, 2010 11:39:10 AM

Wow no one has any thoughts on RevoDrive?

I really would like other peoples opinion on what architecture setup would be better?

PCI-Express x4 SSD or SATA III SSD plus the U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card?

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August 20, 2010 4:14:43 PM

The RevoDrive (at least the 120 gig version) should be king of the hill

The one you referenced is an 80 gig version which may not live up to the 120 gig but certainly give great performance..

Myself, for the price, I would opt for a 120/128 gig SSD (either the Vortex 2 or the C300) With the C3 you would need the U3S6 card unless you have the U3 and Sata6 on board. That card would give you U3 and SATA 6 support (If you do not have) which getting the Reco you would not get.

Added, the vortex 2 will not gain from being on the U3S6 card (I put my Intel G2 on it and it shows up as a Sata II drive, which it should)
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August 20, 2010 5:39:46 PM


Thanks for getting back to me on this issue.

I would think that other people would want to use the RevoDrive if they new the details about it.

From the link you gave and thanks for that link, it looks like trim will not work with the RevoDrive.
Maybe I should wait for trim to work on a raid architecture as the RevoDrive uses RAID.

I really dont want to buy any SSD unless it is a SATA III.

So right now it looks like the Crucial C300 128 plus the AUSUS U3S6 card it the best way to go for now.
I wont be getting anything until November (I do all my builds in the winter) so I will see what technology changes there are and see if more SATA III will be comming out or RAID trim will be supported.
August 22, 2010 12:16:20 AM

Best answer selected by mark_k.