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PostSubject: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:38 pm

I've been taking a look at SSDs recently, and although they're still quite expensive (and even more expensive in the UK) I think it's almost time to take the dip. If I wait until the price drops, I'll find that I'm always waiting Very Happy

Has anyone used one personally yet? I'm thinking of buying a low capacity SSD and sticking Windows and any other speed-essential programs on it, and then buying one or two 1TB WD Blacks (sticking them in RAID0 if I have 2) for the rest of my programs.

This badboy is the SSD I'm looking at the most, but at over £100 with delivery it's quite expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:55 pm

first: get spinpoints, barricudas, or deskstars not wd

and for ssds get one of the new onese taking advantage of new sandforce chips, i suggest getting intel(gag i know, intel) or OCZ. dont pay any less than 120 dollars(USD) for one.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:13 am

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first: get spinpoints, barricudas, or deskstars not wd

and for ssds get one of the new onese taking advantage of new sandforce chips, i suggest getting intel(gag i know, intel) or OCZ. dont pay any less than 120 dollars(USD) for one.

Any particular reason? The WD Blacks are SATAIII, have 64MB of cache and come with 5 years warranty. I've never had a single HDD fail on me so the whole reliability thing is bollocks to me.

And I don't even think it's possible to buy an SSD that's under $120 here in the UK Very Happy The cheapest ones I have found are around the equivalent $130!

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:18 pm

ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:54 am

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ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.

Not sure whether to go for one of these badass motherfuckers, or just get a regular SSD instead. They're a hell of a lot faster, and 50GB is all I would need.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:28 am

seems like its very nice. as long as your mobo can boot from pcie slot you should be fine
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:18 pm

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ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.

Not sure whether to go for one of these badass motherfuckers, or just get a regular SSD instead. They're a hell of a lot faster, and 50GB is all I would need.

NO. The RevoDrives don't have trim support.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:21 am

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Her_Sir wrote:
ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.

Not sure whether to go for one of these badass motherfuckers, or just get a regular SSD instead. They're a hell of a lot faster, and 50GB is all I would need.

NO. The RevoDrives don't have trim support.

That's because it's not necessary with them Smile I can't remember the reason, but I've read that it's not needed on the PCI-E drives like it is on the SATA ones.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:56 pm

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Coda wrote:
Her_Sir wrote:
ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.

Not sure whether to go for one of these badass motherfuckers, or just get a regular SSD instead. They're a hell of a lot faster, and 50GB is all I would need.

NO. The RevoDrives don't have trim support.

That's because it's not necessary with them Smile I can't remember the reason, but I've read that it's not needed on the PCI-E drives like it is on the SATA ones.


Please try to find where you read that. I would be greatly interested to see what it says.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone purchased an SSD yet?   Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:00 pm

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Coda wrote:
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Coda wrote:
Her_Sir wrote:
ive seen some pretty shitty ssds like 20 gig for 70 bucks :\ so unreliable. but yeah i have barricudas from early 90s that work, i just trust them. i hear the WD greens fail often. i had a WD scorpio fail on me as well. my friends WD external failed. im just paranoid since i hoard memory and losing it is never an option.

Not sure whether to go for one of these badass motherfuckers, or just get a regular SSD instead. They're a hell of a lot faster, and 50GB is all I would need.

NO. The RevoDrives don't have trim support.

That's because it's not necessary with them Smile I can't remember the reason, but I've read that it's not needed on the PCI-E drives like it is on the SATA ones.


Please try to find where you read that. I would be greatly interested to see what it says.

i also wonder
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