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If your sig rig is really the pc you're putting the SSD in, it won't matter if you get a SATA II or III drive cause your mobo doesn't have any SATA III ports. However, if you do have a mobo with SATA III ports, the SATA III drives are faster than the SATA II drives.
The Crucuial M4 and Intel 510 are by far the most reliable SATA III SSDs on the market.
I have a 120gb SSD and find it to be to small. I prefer to have all my programs and games on it to get the speed advantage for everything I use. I am constantly at 90% plus on the drive and have to uninstall less used items somewhat frequently. I find it annoying so I'll soon be upgrading to a 256gb M4. That being said, it seems most people are perfectly fine with a 120gb drive, I think I just play more games at a time than your average person.
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Yes. Slowdown varies from controller to controller - but most have some space locked down as reserve. If you buy a 60GB SSD, for example, it actually has 64GB. 6.25% is held in reserve.

Like HDDs, SSDs slow down as they fill up - but it's not quite as pronounced of a drop, and SSDs start with a higher base speed.
I've done tests with ~20 GB and >50 GB on my SSD and I don't get slowdowns (yet). Actually, I had a fully installed system running on my SSD (about 40 GB) and installed a fresh Windows over that. The fresh install ran faster despite now using 55 GB space.
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