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February 27, 2012 3:11:33 AM

Ok, I can go with a 480GB solid state drive, with Sequential Read: Up to 531 MB/s and Sequential Write: Up to 315 MB/s

OR, I can Go with a 600GB solid state drive, with Sequential Read: Up to 270 MB/s and Sequential Write: Up to 220 MB/s

They are both Intel Solid state drives :

Intel 320 600GB

Intel 520 480GB

They both cost the same, will be used for server hosting and gaming, with two Xeons, and will be accompanied by a 1TB
Hitachi Hard Disk

Also, Should I use the SSD as my main (C: ) drive, or should I use my Disk drive as my Main drive???

OS: Windows 7 Pro

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February 27, 2012 3:40:11 AM

Basically, I can get a bigger SSD or a Faster one for the same price and give or take 120GB
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February 27, 2012 5:16:12 AM

IMO. Go for the 600Gb one.... that would be more than fast enough for your purpose plus it would support more applications because of the excess space.
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February 27, 2012 5:26:16 AM

Intel 520 uses a Sandforce Controller. I personally would go with a 320 but for your purpose, a 320 is good enough.

Make the SSD you main (C:)  drive. Just do a fresh install on it.
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February 27, 2012 5:37:09 AM

Actually the 320 is $100 more, is it still worth it?
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February 27, 2012 6:03:17 AM

Hammy12Edgar said:
Actually the 320 is $100 more, is it still worth it?

One of the most reliable drives on the market and you get extra 120GB/$100, worth it I belief.
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February 27, 2012 4:31:20 PM

I would say that you should wait till the end of this week and then check to price on these drives agian. Both the Intel® SSD 320 and 520 are coming with 5 year warranties and are both outstanding drives and both will work very well for your needs. The only real question is can you tell the difference from one drive to the other without benchmarking them.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthuisast Team
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