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I been reading reviews lately, and pretty much narrowed it down to SATA3 or PCIE SSD, pretty sure my motherboard doesn't support SATA3 so I guess I will have to get something for that also.

I am waiting for Black Friday to buy, its going to replace these old raptors, so over 100GB is enough but not much more because that will end up cost more.

The reviews say that running Raid-0 with SSD they don't scale well, but pricing wise would be better to by two 64GB SSD instead of one 128 SSD future proofing wise?
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Sata is faster though. i highly recommend you upgrade that motherboard
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I would rather grab a 128GB. Right now, the Crucial M4 offers great performance and is very reliable.
But yeah, you are going to need to update your mobo to take advantage of the speeds.
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Well, before you buy an SSD period... I'd recommend you wait for Black Friday like you said, that's what a few friends of mine are doing.
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128GB Crucial M4 FTW! Yea, black friday is only a few weeks away.

Sata 3 drives are backwards compatible with sata 2 BTW.

And in raid seq read double, but 4k don't move lol.
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128GB Crucial M4 FTW! Yea, black friday is only a few weeks away.

Sata 3 drives are backwards compatible with sata 2 BTW.

And in raid seq read double, but 4k don't move lol.

True but if I buy a 500MB/s SSD I want to get all of that, anyone recommend a PCIE SATA3 controller?
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True but if I buy a 500MB/s SSD I want to get all of that, anyone recommend a PCIE SATA3 controller?
Highpoint ones are fine.
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128GB Crucial M4 FTW! Yea, black friday is only a few weeks away.

Sata 3 drives are backwards compatible with sata 2 BTW.

And in raid seq read double, but 4k don't move lol.
I agree with this post, However i do not recommend raiding ssd's because the lost of trim isn't worth it. Yes garbage collection works but it isn't going to help with the data blocks that are used for compressing and decompressing files.

So get a 128gb M4 They can get as low as $1/gb
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I agree with this post, However i do not recommend raiding ssd's because the lost of trim isn't worth it. Yes garbage collection works but it isn't going to help with the data blocks that are used for compressing and decompressing files.

So get a 128gb M4 They can get as low as $1/gb
^ this, im hoping Black Friday and Cyber Monday will show me some M4 love.
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^ this, im hoping Black Friday and Cyber Monday will show me some M4 love.
I hope so too. It seems like black friday gets more disappointing year-to-year though IMO.
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