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Old 11-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I only ever used OCZ, and I'm not having any problems.

I use a P55 chipset, and it runs fine with SSD.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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how about this one?

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Only about 25 bucks more than the OCZ and its a sata3........i don't know much about CRUCIAL though.

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sorry, i thought it didn't post the first time........duh. when the chimes ring; turn the page!
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Crucial is pretty much behind OCZ, IMO. I do not think SATA 3 would really make much of a difference.
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As long as you have a SATA 6.0Gb/s port, I'd get it. I know some will argue against it because of the lack luster write time, but personally I'm more concerned with read because of how little I write to my SSD. If you only have SATA 3.0Gb/s, it's not worth it as it's going to bottleneck your reads.

If you're set on getting an SSD that has a higher read than SATA II supports but you don't have any SATA III ports, I'd look into a SATA III controller card.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I only ever used OCZ, and I'm not having any problems.

I use a P55 chipset, and it runs fine with SSD.
i think i will probably go with the OCZ. user testimonials carry a lot of weight with me. hopefully my P55 will have similar results (crossed fingers)
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thanks!

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I'd go with the SATA3 SSD. Pretty much the same price and crazy read speeds.
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a few questions.....sorry to be a pain
1. Would you say the OCZ would be better?

2. i have 3 sata HDDs installed already on this pc. these should get along with the SSD, right?

3. sata 2 vs sata 3----would the difference between the two be worth holding out for a sata 3?
The vertex 2 is the better drive. Sata 3 likely won't matter until the next generation of drives are released.
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I have a vertex 2 on my P55 system and I can't complain
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