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February 9, 2012 11:18:56 PM

The Title Says It All :ouch:  :ouch: 

Can you send a link from new egg too? :D 

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February 9, 2012 11:47:17 PM

The crucial does not come with a mounting bracket so if ur case is not designed for the ssd size make sure you order one as well
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February 9, 2012 11:52:20 PM

Intel 520 60GB
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February 9, 2012 11:56:10 PM

Are those Laptops SSD's?
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February 9, 2012 11:59:47 PM

No, those are usable for Desktops. You just need a mounting bracket as Arr said. The Intel 520 60GB is about $150 not worth it when you have SSD's of similar price that have 120GB and offer practically the same real world performance.
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February 10, 2012 12:07:24 AM

Do you think you can also tell me the best 1TB Hdd? :) 
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February 10, 2012 12:20:02 AM

What size SSD were you looking for.. just for some clarification on that topic..
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February 10, 2012 12:34:53 AM

120-128gb
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February 10, 2012 12:43:37 AM

Also, I wouldn't recommend forking out the cash for a 1 TB right now unless you really, really, really want to fill it quick. Prices are very high right now. If you could survive the next year or so on a 500GB or so and then add another later, that would be ideal. If you have the cash and want to spend it or really want the 1 TB ASAP then ignore what I'm saying. :) 
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February 10, 2012 12:46:28 AM

Honestly, I only need a 320 GB hard-drive. I will only have about 6-11 games!! lol
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February 10, 2012 12:51:58 AM

Thanks! That seems like a nice HDD!! How come HDD's are so exspensive right now anyways?
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February 10, 2012 12:54:38 AM

Floods in Thailand.
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February 10, 2012 1:05:33 AM

120 GB minimum for $150. You can get a drive on Tiger Direct or Newegg. Corsair Force 3, Corsair Force GT, OCZ Vertex 3, and many more can be found for $150 if you look but make sure you get 120+ GB.
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February 10, 2012 1:06:33 AM

Ahh...Well could you do me one more favor and find me a 500 GB HDD? Sorry for asking all these questions.
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February 10, 2012 5:45:10 AM

Here's a good resource for buying SSDs: SSDTracker.

The #1 ranked drive in terms of price per gigabyte is OCZ 120 GB SSD for $137 or $1.15 per gigabyte

Products listed are from Amazon.
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February 10, 2012 5:52:36 AM

jacko789 said:
Here's a good resource for buying SSDs: SSDTracker.

The #1 ranked drive in terms of price per gigabyte is OCZ 120 GB SSD for $137 or $1.15 per gigabyte

Products listed are from Amazon.



SATA II so i wouldn't buy if you want to be more future proof. buy the ocz vertex 3. its a bit more expensive though
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February 10, 2012 10:30:29 PM

^ Not true, if it's priced right. THG had an article of SATA 2 vs SATA 3 in real world performance, they said unless you're a freak for permanence you don't need SATA 3. In fact that the difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 is hardly noticeable in real world situations. Course in benchmarks you show but who cares? It's not like you're about to brag that you have an SSD.

As for Jacko, that source is incorrect, the Vertex 2 120GB is $136 only after rebates, it's actually $155.
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February 10, 2012 11:25:10 PM

aznshinobi said:
^ Not true, if it's priced right. THG had an article of SATA 2 vs SATA 3 in real world performance, they said unless you're a freak for permanence you don't need SATA 3. In fact that the difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 is hardly noticeable in real world situations. Course in benchmarks you show but who cares? It's not like you're about to brag that you have an SSD.

As for Jacko, that source is incorrect, the Vertex 2 120GB is $136 only after rebates, it's actually $155.



at steady state performance most wont see a difference so it is up to the user. buy an ssd you can afford.
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February 11, 2012 4:29:39 PM

I also have a question about SSD's. I kinda just want to spoil myself to be honest.

I'm running my OS off a 2TB 5400rpm drive.. and its doing me just fine.
Some programs like Pro Tools and Premier could load faster, and booting windows takes a while compared to my old Dell w/ a 7200rpm. (i learned my lesson) haha

But the m4 seems to have really great customer reviews, but i see the Vertex 3 is recommended almost everywhere.

Which one would you guys suggest for a boot drive?


I also play Battlefield 3 if that makes a difference. It take a while to load too.
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February 12, 2012 12:50:48 AM

M4. The Vertex 3 is too unstable currrently, not in the sense that it'll be hard to install and run fine. But that SF-22xx controllers have a short life span for some reason. They aren't very reliable I should say in terms of a good one or a bad one. It's hit and miss.

The M4's are reliable and fast, go with that.
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February 12, 2012 5:41:40 AM

Awesome thanks.

also, will 60 gb be enough? i wanna use it mostly for a boot drive and pro tools, adobe suite, and maybe a few games. should i go for the 128gb? its 70 more bucks on newegg i believe.


i've read that a raid 0 will help speed up rendering. but if a drive fails i'd be screwed,
how does rendering on a SSD sound?
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February 12, 2012 6:25:44 AM

Well, not for Pro Tools + CS5 + Games, maybe OS and a few games or CS5 but not all that. Go with the 128gB.

No do not go RAID 0, my personal opinion and yes you are screwed because it splits the file in 2 basically, one half on one and the other on the other. I suggest just sticking with one, a single SSD is good enough.
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