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I was in the exact same situation earlier today right after I purchased a C300 on Amazon. Reading through many of the threads in this forum has put my qualms to rest, especially the thread which compiles all of the tweaks required for optimal performance on Windows 7.
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Oh man when I purchased my C300 I was like..did I really just spend 130 on a 64gb boot drive? And now I can't imagine not using an SSD for a boot drive, holy jebus.
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Getting an SSD is money well spent.
Major upgrade and the performance increase is very obvious.
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Getting an SSD is money well spent.
Major upgrade and the performance increase is very obvious.
Ooh, how are you liking your V3 240?
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I've had two SSD's now ... and i wouldn't dream of going back to hard drives lol
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Ooh, how are you liking your V3 240?
Love it!
It hasn't been giving me any problems and after a few weeks it's still kicking ass in benchmarks.
Time will tell if I would ever buy OCZ again.
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Love it!
It hasn't been giving me any problems and after a few weeks it's still kicking ass in benchmarks.
Time will tell if I would ever buy OCZ again.
Yeah, I was kind of gunshy about OCZ too after all the bad press over the 25nm V2.

I really wanted to get an Intel Sata3 drive, but Elmcrest was kind of a letdown, (and still carried the huge price tag ) so I guess I'm giving the V3 a go.
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I would say that the real move for SSDs is PCI / PCI Express ones. You get insane bandwidth for same price as SATA SSDs. Good for desktops, but I think once manufacturers actually start embracing SSDs better they will probably move to PCI addon slot for SSDs. It would be great and just scrap SATA interface all together.
No.... PCIe does not provide a standard for disk access.

Ask anyone who has a few years experience with add-on RAID/SATA controllers. Some controllers work on one mobo and not on others...even if the same chipset!
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Just to add on here; so earlier today my main rig succummed to repeated power surges and died so I'm stuck on an ancient Core 2 laptop with a gig of RAM. I *did* however, take my Intel G2 160GB and threw it in here and to say, it's utterly amazing how responsive this system is now. While it's still taken a couple hours go to from nothing to XP to 7 fully patched, in some aspects it's "seemingly" as fast as my desktop . Well, for basic stuff at any rate. Just another two cents.
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Just to add on here; so earlier today my main rig succummed to repeated power surges and died
Yikes... I hope that's not your sig rig... that sounds expensive.

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so I'm stuck on an ancient Core 2 laptop with a gig of RAM. I *did* however, take my Intel G2 160GB and threw it in here and to say, it's utterly amazing how responsive this system is now. While it's still taken a couple hours go to from nothing to XP to 7 fully patched, in some aspects it's "seemingly" as fast as my desktop . Well, for basic stuff at any rate. Just another two cents.
Now I'm feeling kinda anxious! Where oh where are you, UPS delivery man?
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