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i have 2 of one of the best ssds in the market... raided. i have a question...

a fresh OS reload a regular hard drive is kinda fast. but in a few weeks it starts slowing down. it can be sped up a little bit by defragging and stuff like that but it'll never be the same as a fresh reload...

its kinda the same with ssd's. i have mine raid and they seem to have slowed down just a little bit. how can they be "sped up" since defragging isnt recommended?


i hate to advocate for anything new because my opinion could change a few months later.
    
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i have 2 of one of the best ssds in the market... raided. i have a question...

a fresh OS reload a regular hard drive is kinda fast. but in a few weeks it starts slowing down. it can be sped up a little bit by defragging and stuff like that but it'll never be the same as a fresh reload...

its kinda the same with ssd's. i have mine raid and they seem to have slowed down just a little bit. how can they be "sped up" since defragging isnt recommended?


i hate to advocate for anything new because my opinion could change a few months later.
You should leave the comp idle without it going to sleep so that garbage collection and TRIM can do their thing. My intel drive sped up after I didn't let my comp go to sleep over night.
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Recommend me a 40-64GB boot drive SSD? Also SATA II or III? Thanks.
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Getting an SSD was one of the best upgrades I've ever made. My first SSD was a Corsair Nova 32GB and it was awesome coming from RAID-0 Samsung F3s. Now I have a OCZ Agility 2 180GB so I now have room for games and all my programs. An SSD increases the overall responsiveness of the system and shaves boot time about in half compared to a mechanical hard drive. Once you get one you'll be hooked.
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Recommend me a 40-64GB boot drive SSD? Also SATA II or III? Thanks.
I would go with a SATA 6Gb/s (III) SDD since you will have the means to take advantage of it with a P67 motherboard. Plus the current generation SSDs are actually bottlenecked by SATA 3Gb/s (II). Here are a few SSD deals from Newegg's most recent newsletter:

Corsair Force 3 60GB SSD: $89.99 after MIR
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD: $159.99 after MIR
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How is the Crucial M4 vs Corsair Force 3? Only cause I can get it for $70ish.
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How is the Crucial M4 vs Corsair Force 3? Only cause I can get it for $70ish.
The Crucial M4 is another solid SSD. The Corsair Force 3 would probably be a bit faster, especially with write speeds. You'd have to look for a review to see the difference as I don't know the exact numbers. You can't really go wrong with either one.
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I love how everyone who is advising against a SSD don't have one, i think they are just jelly. SSD was one of the greatest cheap upgrades i could have done to my PC, boot up with a boat load of start up programs has been cut in 1/2 and the few random programs i have on it, start up near instantly
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I am actually amazed at this, a SSD is one of the most noticible upgrades someone can make. Using it as a boot drive witha few programs will change your computer experience in my opinion.

Having a program start the instant you release the mouse button is very gratifying.

I would frame this as "Why WOULDN'T you get an SSD"
I was also amazed at the first two posts..
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The only thing an SSD has over two Velociraptors in RAID-0 is the random read and write speeds which make a HUGE difference in everyday tasks.

Get one.
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