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Come on guys read. This is going in two different computers. The one he already has is in his and he is trying to decide which one to get for his wifes computer.
Correct, I just setup a new computer featuring sandy bridge and in June/July I am hoping to do an AMD Bulldozer build for the wife to replaced her aged desktop. She is a graphic designer so naturally I want to make things snappy for her.

For my setup I went with the C300, 2 x 1TB F3 RAID 0, and a 2 TB F4 for backup. And so far so good. I don't need to get another C300 to RAID my OS boot drive as to me that is a bit of a waste money wise. I know a lot of people go for performance on here and so do I, but also want to be practical and be wise in how I build my computers. For instance I have seen an abnormal amount of posts saying the Vertex 3 has QA issues and many have failed in a short lifespan. I don't want to get into those problems and that is why I don't buy OCZ Ram. Thus I have heard Crucial and the Intel drives to be more reliable as well as good with performance and since the C300 seems to be nice I might just go with another one of those or an M4. Tough call I guess and for most people they say go with what is cheaper of those two.

While performance is nice benchmarks often do not mirror real world use. Or at least people will opt for the things they see a higher bench on, but another product may be optimized better or a more consistent higher performance.



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Yeah I fail at reading. If you like the performance in your build and the price is right, I would get another C300.

I was thinking just that, but just wanted to know if there was something I would miss out on by doing so (m4 example). Or maybe I should go with a larger C300 or m4 drive rather than 64GB (it has only been a short while so I don't know how well it will meet my needs, but the biggest programs I can think of are Office and CS5 which means something like an 80+ might be perfect while a 64GB might be sufficient if I put something like Office on my RAID 0 F3 drives.

Some people would say buy two 64GB SSD's, but to be honest SSD drives still have a bit to go compared to regular HD's like an F3 or WD HD's in terms of reliability and RAID 0 SSD in the long term is asking for trouble than it may be worth. At least at this point. Again, I am being reasonable and practical.
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Correct, I just setup a new computer featuring sandy bridge and in June/July I am hoping to do an AMD Bulldozer build for the wife to replaced her aged desktop. She is a graphic designer so naturally I want to make things snappy for her.

For my setup I went with the C300, 2 x 1TB F3 RAID 0, and a 2 TB F4 for backup. And so far so good. I don't need to get another C300 to RAID my OS boot drive as to me that is a bit of a waste money wise. I know a lot of people go for performance on here and so do I, but also want to be practical and be wise in how I build my computers. For instance I have seen an abnormal amount of posts saying the Vertex 3 has QA issues and many have failed in a short lifespan. I don't want to get into those problems and that is why I don't buy OCZ Ram. Thus I have heard Crucial and the Intel drives to be more reliable as well as good with performance and since the C300 seems to be nice I might just go with another one of those or an M4. Tough call I guess and for most people they say go with what is cheaper of those two.

While performance is nice benchmarks often do not mirror real world use. Or at least people will opt for the things they see a higher bench on, but another product may be optimized better or a more consistent higher performance.






I was thinking just that, but just wanted to know if there was something I would miss out on by doing so (m4 example). Or maybe I should go with a larger C300 or m4 drive rather than 64GB (it has only been a short while so I don't know how well it will meet my needs, but the biggest programs I can think of are Office and CS5 which means something like an 80+ might be perfect while a 64GB might be sufficient if I put something like Office on my RAID 0 F3 drives.

Some people would say buy two 64GB SSD's, but to be honest SSD drives still have a bit to go compared to regular HD's like an F3 or WD HD's in terms of reliability and RAID 0 SSD in the long term is asking for trouble than it may be worth. At least at this point. Again, I am being reasonable and practical.
Good read. How are the 64GB C300's treating you? I overheard someone say on IRC today that C300's (smaller ones) perform poorly compared to their 128GB big br0's. This true? I doubt it.

I ordered two of the $99.99 64GB C300's thinking that I'd need more than 64GB for the Win7, winamp, Starcraft II and Portal 2. I'm starting to think that I don't need two!! True/False?
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Good read. How are the 64GB C300's treating you? I overheard someone say on IRC today that C300's (smaller ones) perform poorly compared to their 128GB big br0's. This true? I doubt it.

I ordered two of the $99.99 64GB C300's thinking that I'd need more than 64GB for the Win7, winamp, Starcraft II and Portal 2. I'm starting to think that I don't need two!! True/False?
Windows 7 ~ 20GB
Starcraft II ~ 7.92GB
Portal II ~ 7.6GB
Winamp ~ 15MB

All in all that is ~ 35.54GB

Still plenty of room for Microsoft Office Pro (3GB), extra browsers, and more.
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Well, both of them just arrived. I figure, whats $100? Might as well just RAID0 both of them. Any reason not to?
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Thinking I'm just going to hook one up for now and see what happens.
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Well, both of them just arrived. I figure, whats $100? Might as well just RAID0 both of them. Any reason not to?
Personally I am not a fan of RAID on SSD units yet. First of all you lose TRIM support and you have to make sure you use a garbage cleaner of sorts for it. Flash Memory works different.

Second, SSD units still do not last as long as regular HDDs yet so I don't like increasing the risk further of a failure by using RAID.

But, that is just me. This is an enthusiast forum after all. I just like to keep things as reliable as possible.

Thanks for asking.
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