Originally Posted by antec57
Building a new rig and would appreciate any thoughts on which of the 2 ssd's would be the better choice to go with my Gigabyte Z68 motherboard. Not sure if it matters but I'm also looking at adding a 300gb raptor or two in the build and unsure of the best way to complete the hard drive setup(how many hdd's should I have) for optimum storage and speed. Any input is appreciated.
As many issues as the new sandforce controllers seem to be having, I would go with the Intel. It would be slower, but that's definitely just relative. It will still be plenty fast.
I haven't has a single issue with mine. Just make sure you go through the steps of setting up and optimizing your new SSD, whichever you land on.
I don't recommend disabling your pagefile though. Some programs get fussy without it. You can also keep your recycle bin..
I should also note that choosing "RAID" in the BIOS is the same as straight AHCI as far as a single drive is concerned. So you can just choose RAID, and then you're still good to add a couple other drives in an array in the future if you wish.Edited by Kaldari - 7/24/11 at 10:04pm