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Old 04-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I know little about SSD's, but the first one looks way better to me. 500 sequential read/write and up to 90 IOPs 4k. It doesn't list the read though, so I don't know what to make of that. I know the 4k bit is most important, but what is better for games, read or write? If anyone has a better suggestion, let me know. I'm really just picking stuff here.
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An SSD will not help you with gameplay, per se. It just will help in loading maps and such. IMO, though I'd pertsonally go with the Crucial, but, meh, that's me.
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Yea I'm pretty sure he just wants this to make BF3 load faster as what he said in the BF3 thread of mine. I would go with the Mushkin, but keep in mind you don't have any SATA3 ports natively on that board. So your read/write will be limited to around 285MB/s anyways.
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Yea I'm pretty sure he just wants this to make BF3 load faster as what he said in the BF3 thread of mine. I would go with the Mushkin, but keep in mind you don't have any SATA3 ports natively on that board. So your read/write will be limited to around 285MB/s anyways.
Yeah, I already figured that out. Is that gonna effect my 4k times that much?
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Just because I don't like mushkin RAM. As I said, that's me.
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Yeah, I already figured that out. Is that gonna effect my 4k times that much?
It will effect your speeds as a whole.
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I am limited to SATA2 and am happy with my current speeds.
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I have a SATA2 drive on a SATA3 port and perfectly happy too. Just wanted to make sure he knew this detail.
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