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post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by ]V[/\\/\\eG/A\\ View Post
I've had 5 OCZ Vertex 2 drives fail so far...
Ouch yea maybe I won't go OCZ, i'll do some research on the C300 and intel ones
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post #12 of 28
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C300/C400 are a good choice. Same NAND as Intel SSDs use.
Says C300 write speed is 75mb/s that seems kind of slow compared to a lot of the other SSD's out there right now, does that make a big difference? I know boot speeds / loading games is mostly read speed.
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post #13 of 28
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anyone?
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Depends on what you're using it for. It'll be great for a boot drive. The larger capacity c300's write a lot faster. It does writes in parallel to each chip, so the lower capacity drives write slower.

I just ordered a c300 64gb, if that tells you anything. I got it for $80, though. You can get the m4 for 120 or 130 if you cant find a deal on the c300.
    
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I don't know much about those. Google them and read some reviews is all I can say.
    
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post #17 of 28
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Ok I read some decent things about this drive

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC

Does it matter that it is SATA II and not SATA III, I will have 2 of them in RAID 0. Want to make sure it wouldnt be better to get a SATA III drive like this one or whatever.

it claims to have

Sustained Sequential Read
up to 285MB/s

Sustained Sequential Write
up to 275MB/s

thoughts anyone?
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post #18 of 28
One thing I do know:

The strength of ssd's in general is their random read and write performance. Check benchmarks on random read and write performance relative to known well performing ssd's(like intel).

The random read/write is what makes for a fast boot drive.
    
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post #19 of 28
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thx for your help parton +rep
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post #20 of 28
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just found this on xtremesystems

they look pretty fast in RAID 0 with 2 drives





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