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Old 02-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well with the windows RC expiring march first, figured I'd look into getting a SSD for the new install. Pretty much just going for an small OS drive, 30-40gb is all I need really, since I don't plan on installing too many games.

Found a couple:

Intel, slower write times, but I just want reads
NCIX.com - Buy Intel X25-V 40GB 2.5IN SATA2 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive Retail Box - SSDSA2MP040G2R5SINGLE In Canada.

Vertex:
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 30GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX30G In Canada.

Indilinx :
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Solid 2 Series Indilinx 30GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-2SLD30G In Canada.


Started looking around at some benches and the intel seems fastest, and it has TRIM. Though idk if the performance difference is worth the extra $30?

Prefer NCIX for single items cause its wayy faster shipping for me, plus price match.
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Intel drives are faster. Their controller does a better job than the Indilinx drives (Vertex are Indilinx based.) Also, with the 1.4 firmware for Indilinx drives you will have TRIM support.

I would go with the Intel. The speed will be faster and you have a little more room. You'd be surprised how fast the limited space of SSDs fills up. Next on my list would be the Vertex. I currently have both (80 and 60 GB repectively) and I can say from my experience that the Intel is much better.
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Ah ok thanks, pretty sure I'll be ordering one as soon as I can sell my rockband2.
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I have that vertex. With the 1.4 firmware this thing flies. It's great.
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The intel 40Gb drives have only 35Mb/s write speed so the other 32Gb drives will be much better, think about it - thats like writing to an exteranl harddrive speeds.
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The intel 40Gb drives have only 35Mb/s write speed so the other 32Gb drives will be much better, think about it - thats like writing to an exteranl harddrive speeds.
That's sequential write speeds. random read and write speeds are more important and that's where the Intel drives dominate.

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Ok, are you 100% sure that it is the best drive out of them? Because like the OP I am going to get an SSD and the intel one is larger and significantly cheaper in New Zealand (NZ$200 / ~US$130).
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I would definitely get the Intel X25-V over a 30gb Vertex or Agility. However I personally would take a 60gb Vertex or Agility over the 40gb Intel if the prices were close, otherwise the Intel would still be my pick.

If the X25-V is the cheaper and larger option then IMO it's a win-win.
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Just put it on in the brace so far, gonna install windows 7 on it as soon as I finish some home work.

EDIT: Ok everything's working great now . Quick question though, is there a way to force installs on my other hdds? Like I don't want setpoint, msn, and stuff like that on my SSD, but they don't give me the option to choose where.
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