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Best SSD for sabertooth X58

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December 7, 2011 6:09:17 PM

Hey guys,
I have a sabertooth x58 board and was just wondering what the best SSD is for it... I've heard some ssd work better on the marvell sata adapter then other.. just wanted to get some other peoples opinion.. I'd like to keep it sata 3 if possible thanks

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December 7, 2011 9:37:04 PM

The Crucial m4 SATA 3 6Gb/s solid state drives are popular with gamers and ebtusiasts. The Crucial m4 ssd's use a Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 controller.
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December 7, 2011 9:39:55 PM

what about the intel 510 or the corsair force 3?
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December 7, 2011 10:17:31 PM

What do you do with your pc? Gaming or professional work?
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December 7, 2011 11:03:36 PM

little bit of both.. photoshop, sony vegas, autocad.. I really want a faster boot time and a more responsive system
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December 9, 2011 12:30:41 AM

The Intel 510 is a fairly stable and reliable solid state drive. Early this year when solid state drives equipped with SandForce controllers developed major issues, the 510 was viewed as an excellent alterantive. The only problem was gamers and enthusiasts did not like the 510's synthetic benchmarks. On the other hand web sites like AnandTech and other review sites recommended the 510. The synthetic benchmarks don't always reflect real world performance. Then an issue developed related to sudden power outages. Intel issued a firmware update to solve the problem.

The Intel 520 series is the successor to the 510. Originally it was thought the new ssd's would be released last month. That did not happen. Some sites like The SSD Review recently published articles indicating the release was imminent. Other sites published articles indicating Intel delayed release until the first quarter of 2012. There is quite a bit of speculation and unsubstantiated rumor that the new 520 would use a SandForce controller. Intel has remained silent about the matter.

In the meantime, Samsung staged a major coup. Samsung was awarded contracts to supply Dell, Sony, Lenovo, Apple and other off the shelf brands with OEM versions of their 470 Series SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's. Eventually the 470's were released for retail sale to consumers. There have been no major issues reported. The 470 has an absolutely stellar record.

Recently Samsung released their new 830 Series SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's. The first ones were OEM versions for Dell and the other off the shelf brands followed by release of retail versions for consumers. Although the ssd has only been available to consumers for a few months it looks like Samsung got it right again.

The Corsair Force 3 ssd's use the same Sandforce 2281 controller that is inside the ADATA S511, OCZ Agility 3, and Vertex 3 drives.

Here is a link the to ssd database:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and then click on the links to the technical reviews.

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December 9, 2011 12:40:12 AM

Wow thanks a lot ! im just trying to find the drive that will perform the best with the marvell controller on the sabertooth x58 so it does look like the m4 is one of my best bets interms of reliability and compatibility for my mobo right?
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December 9, 2011 12:45:51 AM

Yes, the Crucial m4 is popular with gamers and enthusiasts. The m4 also developed an issue but Crucial issued a firmware update that not only fixed the issue but also boosted performance. That made the m4 even more popular. If you decide to purchase an m4 it should already have the newest firmware.
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December 9, 2011 12:49:29 AM

alright thats sweet ! that site you have is awesome btw! everything anyone could ever need thanks ! and I was a little worried on updating the firmware but if it come updated i should be good then ! do you know by chance if it come with drive bay adapters?
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December 9, 2011 12:57:05 AM

There is no mention of drive bay adapters in the product literature. Looks like you will have to purchase one. No need to get the most expensive adapters. It should only cost a few dollars.
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December 9, 2011 1:18:46 AM

okay thanks ! this has been great where is the best place to buy it ? I was thinking newegg?
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December 9, 2011 1:22:10 AM

Newegg.com is very popular. I have been buying from them since 1999. Also check prices at Amazon.com.
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December 9, 2011 2:11:29 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...

Looking at the above, the fastest 120 giggers are in tier 3

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
Patriot WildFire 120 GB
Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB

The speculation on the 520's is based upon the fact that if ya look at Intel's published road map "you will see the SSD sizes match that of only SandForce Driven’ SSDs."

http://thessdreview.com/latest-buzz/intel-ssd-520-serie...
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December 9, 2011 5:32:30 PM

I'm more after reliability what would your pick be for an ssd? around 120 gb for around 200 bucks ?
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December 28, 2011 1:23:35 AM

jaco501 said:
I'm more after reliability what would your pick be for an ssd? around 120 gb for around 200 bucks ?


I went with the Samsung 830, based on the reviews and their reputation with OEM vendors for reliability. (Use the same Mobo as you, but with a i7-960CPU.)
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December 28, 2011 1:34:06 AM

how did it turn out is it fast ?
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January 5, 2012 5:08:25 AM

bc0203 said:
I went with the Samsung 830, based on the reviews and their reputation with OEM vendors for reliability. (Use the same Mobo as you, but with a i7-960CPU.)


How is it working out for you? I have the same mobo and i7-960 too. But my speeds are a little low. Around 377Mb/s is there anything you recommend to improve the performance?
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