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Old 11-27-2008, 04:39 AM   #1091 (permalink)
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nos, how much did you pay for the 30gb ocz?
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80 bucks i think guru.
yes hussein, it is a good idea. you can even partition out on of your hdds for the same purpose. for instance, i have a 50gb partition on one 160gb drive for the OS, use the rest of that one for miscellaneous stuff, swap file, pictures, driver files etc. and i use my second 160gb for games only. i need another 160. or i may buy a 640.
definitely will be gettin an ssd for OS once nos reports back success.

AND LOOKY HERE...
Newegg.com - OCZ Core Series V2 OCZSSD2-2C30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II & Mini USB 2.0 Port Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

50 bucks after MIR for 30gb...
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i need to find a cheap UK source for SSDs
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and today on this day of thanks giving.. i have a stomach flu...

pooping and throwing up all morning...
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$50!!!! omg! i wish i was in the US right now! only downside to that drive is it doesnt have a cache, even 8 or 16 MB would be nice, but either way it still rips along
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SS drives wouldn't benefit too much from cache. Just extra cost..they are expensive enough as it is
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not too much, but some of them (particulary the Core series) gets complaints about stuttering (this is mainly just people's systems not being fully compatible ie cant handle to data transfer speeds), and even a small cache (4MB would probably do it for even the oldest sata supporting systems) would alleviate this problem... also, i believe OCZ is working on a firmware fix for this problem, but it will be a complex process, so it might be a while before they actually release it... either way, any of our systems would run a Core SSD without noticeable stutter
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thats not the ocz ssd i got right there.. here is mine

i have a solid series... not a core



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Brand OCZ
Series Solid Series
Model OCZSSD2-1SLD30G
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacity 30GB
Interface Type SATA II
Features RAID Support
Mini USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Max Shock Resistance 1500G
Sequential Access - Read up to 155 MB/sec
Sequential Access - Write up to 90 MB/sec
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
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doesnt g-skill have a cheep one otu aswell??? i wouldnt mind getting one of these for just a game or 2 and my os, alltho i must say my boot time is allready preaty nice.
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yeah... this one -> Newegg.com - G.SKILL FM-25S2S-64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

its not quite as fast as the OCZ drives, but still zips along!

it certainly improves the read speed over a single HDD, but if you've got a striped RAID array of decent WD or Seagate Drives you'll get just about the same speed, so there won't really be any noticeable difference in the OS load times... a couple of those things in RAID0 would absolutely fly tho!
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