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It's going to cost me $64 AR (+CA tax).
Here's the link

I know it's not Crucial or Intel. TBH, I wasn't planning on getting a SSD anytime soon. Just seems like a great deal.

I've read KShirza1's guide and was wondering if this is all really that beneficial. Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is like only 20GB.
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Those are great, not the fastest... however, if you raid0 those bad boys it'll give faster or equivalent writes/reads as higher dollar intels.
 
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It's going to cost me $64 AR (+CA tax).
Here's the link

I know it's not Crucial or Intel. TBH, I wasn't planning on getting a SSD anytime soon. Just seems like a great deal.

I've read KShirza1's guide and was wondering if this is all really that beneficial. Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is like only 20GB.
You may want to check this out also. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820139408

It cost about the same Per gb (~$1) with the $10 off new customer code and it's a slightly newer version. Just bought one myself as i have limited funds but couldn't resist the price. Ends june 10 btw.
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Looks like this SSD is just barely faster than my Spinpoint. Guess I will pass.
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Looks like this SSD is just barely faster than my Spinpoint. Guess I will pass.
No. God no. This SSD is MILES faster than your Spinpoint. Where are you getting that idea? Just from sequential transfer speed?? That's not where SSDs get their "speed" from: Access times and random read/write.

An F3 spinpoint has about a 13.5ms access time. An SSD has about a 0.1ms access time.
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No. God no. This SSD is MILES faster than your Spinpoint. Where are you getting that idea? Just from sequential transfer speed?? That's not where SSDs get their "speed" from: Access times and random read/write.

An F3 spinpoint has about a 13.5ms access time. An SSD has about a 0.1ms access time.
My mistake. I was looking at only one benchmark.



There is another deal for a OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD for $80 A$20R. Thinking that this may be a better buy. What you guys think. I'm a noob when it comes to HDs and SSDs, but from what I can tell, the OCZ is almost 2x better than the Kingston and only costs $16+. help!
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So apparently the OCZ is a newer version that is slower, but like I said, I don't know much about SSD. Bump.
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I'll let you know how the Kingston I ordered performs in a few days, provided I get my rig up and running by the time it arrives.

Right now, I'm just trying to get my feet wet with these things to see if they're something I might want to invest more heavily in, in the future.
Edited by Infinite Jest - 6/9/11 at 9:06am
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