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i am thinking of going with an ssd for my op system drive in my system, what size and what brand of drive would be good choices to go with?
    
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i am thinking of going with an ssd for my op system drive in my system, what size and what brand of drive would be good choices to go with?
There are a couple factors to consider. Are you gaming, or installing other large software on your boot drive? Also do you have SATA 6gb/s capability?


EDIT: Sorry, didn't look before posting. You do have SATA 3.0. I would go with either the Vertex 3 or Intel 510. (Intel has a slightly better reliability record, but lower performance.)
Edited by thecubemaster - 4/28/11 at 8:52pm
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I'm running a 64 gig and it's enough room. I use steam mover, I'm selective about what gets installed to the SSD and I moved the users folder to a different HD.

It depends on your budget really
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These are good SSD's for the price and they are rebranded Adata drives:http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760
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I will be doing some gaming, my asus board does have sata 6gb, it is a brand new asus p8p67 evo, and i want to keep the drives that are already listed in my system specs, i just mainly want to get windows on its own drive so that my raid 0 setup will be a little faster for loading games and other aps.
    
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I will be doing some gaming, my asus board does have sata 6gb, it is a brand new asus p8p67 evo, and i want to keep the drives that are already listed in my system specs, i just mainly want to get windows on its own drive so that my raid 0 setup will be a little faster for loading games and other aps.
I would get a 64 gb Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-108-_-Product

or any 64 gb for that matter. Personally I have a 32 gb Corsair and I'm finding that I need more space. I have about 6 gigs left unfortunately. I like your idea though. SSD for OS and RAID 0 for everything else. Great combo. I initially had the same thing but one of my HDD's decided to die. So now I just have one 500 gb HDD

EDIT:
Don't be scared to back up any information on your RAID 0 array somewhere else like an external drive. Once RAID 0 crashed, everything is as good as gone. The main disadvantage to RAID 0.
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I would get a 64 gb Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-108-_-Product

or any 64 gb for that matter.
I second this. I'm running the C300 and it's awesome.

Any SSD is hella fast compared to an HDD, but the C300 is right on the money in terms of price to performance ratio.

Edit- I'm and idiot. Crucial and corsair are not the same thing.
Edited by Traches - 4/28/11 at 9:12pm
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I will be doing some gaming, my asus board does have sata 6gb, it is a brand new asus p8p67 evo, and i want to keep the drives that are already listed in my system specs, i just mainly want to get windows on its own drive so that my raid 0 setup will be a little faster for loading games and other aps.
http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...w-crucial.html

Take advantage of the sata3 AND you will have room for not only the OS but also some games as well ) which should be faster in most respects than your Raid 0 setup
    
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