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Alrighty, so I have always had a pretty powerful PC, but never ever had an SSD. So basically, all this performance is limited to the hard drive which I hear is night and day in performance difference and overall system responses.

Sig has my specs of my computer and I was wondering what SSD or combo should I get.

I wanted to RAID 2 OCZ Vertex 3's, but I believe I won't see the performance as I only have an Asus P6T Deluxe v2.

Would I even see the performance of a single Vertex 3 or similar in read/write
with my current setup? Or is it even compatible?

And no, I really don't need to RAID as I won't ever really 'use' the performance, but like many others.. this is merely a hobby that I drop a lot of money into.


EDIT: I've been eyeing the OCZ Vertex 2 for the longest time, but I put it off for when the Vertex 3's arrived. That's the main drive I've been looking at.
     
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A single SSD will still wipe the floor with all but the most high end of HDDs, and even then only in certain categories. You're right though, you won't see the performance with that board as it only has SATA II ports.
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well i had 3 vertex 1 60 gb drives in riad -0 and reads where 666 writes where 450. But was slower then the single vertex, Now all 3 are dead. i would get a realssd/ c300 or m4, i would stay away from ocz on ssds.
yes you will see a diffence even tho u r caped @ sata 2 speeds.
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well i had 3 vertex 1 60 gb drives in riad -0 and reads where 666 writes where 450. But was slower then the single vertex, Now all 3 are dead. i would get a realssd/ c300 or m4, i would stay away from ocz on ssds.
yes you will see a diffence even tho u r caped @ sata 2 speeds.
So what exactly would my capped speeds be since I'm on Sata 2?

I'd like to pick up 2 smaller drives and RAID them for more speed since the price isn't that much different. But if a single drive will cap it, what's the point?
     
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From what I've read OCZ's Vertex series are pretty much the best SSD's out there. Since your board only supports SATA 3.0gb/s then getting a vertex 3 would probably benefit you no more than getting a vertex 2.

I used a friends rig that has a Vertex 2 in it so I could see the difference I would be getting before I decide to buy an SSD, and it sure seems worth it.
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well i had 3 vertex 1 60 gb drives in riad -0 and reads where 666 writes where 450. But was slower then the single vertex, Now all 3 are dead. i would get a realssd/ c300 or m4, i would stay away from ocz on ssds.
yes you will see a diffence even tho u r caped @ sata 2 speeds.
You'll see huge improvements in reads with SATA III over II, however write times aren't affected as much.
Edited by AdmRose - 6/1/11 at 4:35pm
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So what exactly would my capped speeds be since I'm on Sata 2?

I'd like to pick up 2 smaller drives and RAID them for more speed since the price isn't that much different. But if a single drive will cap it, what's the point?
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Thanks,

What if I was to get the Sata 3 backplanes on my Corsair 800D? Would that even work. Sorry for all the noobie questions involving Sata/speeds.

Been a while since I drank some coffee catching up on it
     
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Thanks,

What if I was to get the Sata 3 backplanes on my Corsair 800D? Would that even work. Sorry for all the noobie questions involving Sata/speeds.
That'd work fine from what I read.
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Hmm,

I'll look into that more to double check, I'm still a little iffy if the backplanes on the case would work right despite my mobo still being Sata 2
     
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