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spend a little more and get this
Amazon.com: Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1: Electronics

i had a 80gb intel x25 and i was running out of space within 2-3 month.

Don't bother getting a single 128Gb on if you're going for that sort of space. Go with 2 64GB ones and RAID0 them

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post #22 of 35
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Don't bother getting a single 128Gb on if you're going for that sort of space. Go with 2 64GB ones and RAID0 them

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You will lose TRIM and suffer performance degradation over time. Plus, you will never see the speed difference between 2x64GB in RAID0 and 1x128GB in real life use.
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You will lose TRIM and suffer performance degradation over time. Plus, you will never see the speed difference between 2x64GB in RAID0 and 1x128GB in real life use.
Whilst that's true, you can use garbage collection programs to keep your array in tip-top shape , and you will see the difference when loading games

The benefits outweigh the slight amount of maintenance you have to do.

C
Edited by compuman145 - 4/29/11 at 10:30am
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Whilst that's true, you can use garbage collection programs to keep your array in tip-top shape

The benefits outweigh the slight amount of maintenance you have to do.

C
True, but not everyone wants to maintain their PC and monitor the performance drops. Some want just to plug and play

I would also change the order of your last sentence:

"The slight benefits outweigh (not?) the amount of maintenance you have to do."
Edited by XSCounter - 4/29/11 at 10:32am
post #25 of 35
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In most if not all cases I always see people going 32/64GB SSDs and then having heavy buyers remorse because they didn't realize how LITTLE that is. I have a friend who has a 120GB SSD and even that's not too great. He has enough to install a few heavy games and some of his ideal programs, but that's it.

I'd say go for anything over 64GBs
That's funny,I have loads of programs loaded on my 60GB,and I still have over 40% capacity left.A 60GB is perfect.
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Don't bother getting a single 128Gb on if you're going for that sort of space. Go with 2 64GB ones and RAID0 them

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Longer boot times, longer virus scan times, cant really see the benchmark increase in speed in real terms, like a single vertex2 64gb opens programs pretty much instantly, as do two in raid, no point in raid then! More messing about and hassle installing raid esp if you havent done so before, more maitainence. more messing about to secure erase and align, reinstall windows which you will have to do cos trim don't work in raid, and doubt you can rely on those knocked up pseudo raid programs.... blahhhhhh get a single lol

Ive done raid0 wit two vertex2's and soon undone it!
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That's funny,I have loads of programs loaded on my 60GB,and I still have over 40% capacity left.A 60GB is perfect.
Me too I need a smaller ssd 64gb is far too big
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I'm still not 100% sure which one to get, so I'm still open to suggestions.
All I need is for it to be between 60GB to 128GB, have good read/write speeds, and support TRIM.
post #29 of 35
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I'm still not 100% sure which one to get, so I'm still open to suggestions.
All I need is for it to be between 60GB to 128GB, have good read/write speeds, and support TRIM.
The 128GB Crucial m4 drive would be my first choice if I were you. Second choice would be the Crucial C300, followed by the Vertex 3 or any new Sandforce SF2200 drive.

Honestly I doubt a normal user would ever be able to tell the difference between an Intel X25-M (270mbs read, 70mbs write) and a Vertex 3 (550mbs read, 500 write) so really I would recommend getting whatever is cheapest. If cost is no concern I would go with the Crucial m4. I would also advise against getting two 64GB drives in RAID0. It will not be noticeably faster unless you do a lot of sequential stuff, and it will be just one more thing that can go wrong and be a hassle.
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What's the reasoning behind recommending the m4?
 
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