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Old 02-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #51 (permalink)
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If it's not too late I think the Intel X25-M (80 GB) is a much better SSD than the Patriot 32 GB. The Patriot's use the jmicron controller that has been frustrating people by constantly stuttering.

Intel has been dropping the X25 prices a lot lately and there is a combo deal at newegg for that and the i7 920 - $598.99 total. I know it is about $100 more than the Patriots but it is so much better. The OCZ Apex 120 GB SSD is really good also. I'd say either get the Intel or the Apex, or just forget about the SSD altogether.

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The Biostar can't be beat. I didn't mention it because I didn't see anything about OC'ing.
You sure about this? According to the anandtech i7 builds article, the DFI LP UT X58-T3eH8 X58 - Retail is the best for OC.

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^^ As far as I know anadtech hasn't even reviewed the Biostar so they couldn't compare it to the DFI. There have been some extremely impressive overclocking results on stremesystems using the Biostar which I think justify calling it one of the best.
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If it's not too late I think the Intel X25-M (80 GB) is a much better SSD than the Patriot 32 GB. The Patriot's use the jmicron controller that has been frustrating people by constantly stuttering.

Intel has been dropping the X25 prices a lot lately and there is a combo deal at newegg for that and the i7 920 - $598.99 total. I know it is about $100 more than the Patriots but it is so much better. The OCZ Apex 120 GB SSD is really good also. I'd say either get the Intel or the Apex, or just forget about the SSD altogether.

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No doubt Intel makes some of the best SSDs but that is a steep price. I don't know if it is worth the extra $100.
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Raiding the patriots will make it just a bit slower on the read speed but a lot quicker on the write so in the bigger picture the patriots are better and cheaper
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SSD read speed is much better than conventional drives, but the write speed isn't. So Raiding really evens things out giving both great read and write speed.
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I bought the Intel X25 earlier today. Can't wait to try it out.
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