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Old 08-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there Folks !

I got this MSI 945GCM5 V2 , MS 7267 V 4.2 Mobo.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/945GCM...ml#/?div=Basic

All my life I have used ATA, SATA Internal HDD's but now I want to buy an SSD.
Would you advice which one of the following would match with my Mobo? How would that SSD be needed to be Installed and would SATA III run on my Mobo?

Corsair
Crucial
OCZ
SanDisk
others
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You've made your text white. It's almost impossible to read given the background colour of this forum. Fix it and then you might get some help.
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Done. I didnt whiten it intentionally. This PC ran short of memory and the cursor abruptly got clicked on white coloring.
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Ah, I did wonder.

Your motherboard has 4 SATA2 ports, meaning it can take any SATA2 or SATA3 drive, the latter of which is the most recent iteration. You can use a SATA3 SSD in a SATA2 port but you won't achieve the maximum throughput an SSD can give you unless it's in a SATA3 port.
However, it's not really much of an issue. You'll still get 95% of the awesomeness that SSDs give you even when using it in a SATA2 port.

As for the specific SSD to get, any of the recent drives from the following companies:
Corsair, OCZ, Crucial, Mushkin, Samsung, Intel, SanDisk, Kingston

Personally I have an OCZ Agility 3 60GB which has done me very well for the past year or so I've had it.
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Samsung or OCZ IMO.
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Thanks for the Reply.
I'd probably go for Corsair
OCZ, Crucial, Intel has better reviews but I think this one will get the same in course of time as it did hit the market quite late compared to those.

Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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It's a good choice but I'd go for the standard 240GB Force and save $20 rather than get 240GB Force GT - unless you're running a server you're not going to get any better real-world performance out of the GT.

Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Or you could get the OCZ 240GB Agility 3 which is only $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227727
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Hm , but I wonder why Corsair does not have MLC written on its posting in Newegg. do they mean its a SLC drive or they just didnt write it.
moreover, I think FORCE is just a sole model for Corsair where Agility is for OCZ, Am I right?

Would you help me out the differences between this two SSD's? Kinda hard to differentiate which is better and why this one is more costlier
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series GS CSSD-F240GBGS-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

than this one

Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I guess these factors makes the Price Difference

High performance SandForce SF-2200 SSD controller

Native TRIM support (O/S support required)

RAID Support

BGC (Background Garbage Collection) - Very Much Important
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One has faster sequential than the other, and that's it. Isn't enough to warrant the cost.
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I think FORCE is just a sole model for Corsair where Agility is for OCZ, Am I right?
That's correct.

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One has faster sequential than the other, and that's it. Isn't enough to warrant the cost.
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