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i see the first link as 512mb of onboard cache and a battery of all things lol. will that make a difference compaired to the card in second link?
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i see the first link as 512mb of onboard cache and a battery of all things lol. will that make a difference compaired to the card in second link?

idk lol, google is your friend?

Honestly that is what i would have to do to tell you lol, i'm not that good with SATA cards. redface.gif
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thats sounds too much like work right now. im trying to be lazy today. i think its just best to just stick with one ssd. maybe someone will buy the other one or it will sit in my desk until i need a backup. it dont really matter at this point. biggrin.gif
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Just another report for potential SSD buyers, if you go with OCZ, the toolbox that can be downloaded will update your firmware to the latest and you can also do a secure erase, whilst in windows. (Does not work on SSD's containing the OS your running from. Same goes for firmware updates).
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Raid vs no Raid, ocz agility 3 60GB.

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Top 5 Drives recommended by Performance
~64GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Force GT

~128GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Kingston Hyper X
  • Corsair Force GT

~256GB
  • Samsung 830
  • Crucial M4
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Kingston Hyper X
  • Corsair Force GT
  • OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs

~512GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Force GT

~1TB
  • OCZ Octane (when they're available)


Just my opinion biggrin.gif
These SSDs could easily make the top 5

CONTROLLERS/NAND FLASH

SandForce SF-2282 with 32nm Toggle NAND
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB & 480GB

SandForce SF-2281 with 32nm Toggle NAND
Future Storage
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB
Patriot Wildfire

SandForce SF-2281 with 25nm Synchronous NAND
ADATA S511
Corsair Force Series GT
Kingston HyperX
MemoRight FTM Plus
OCZ Vertex 3
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
Patriot Pyro SE
Silicon Power V30
Super Talent TeraDrive PT3

Marvell 88SS9174 with 25nm NAND
Crucial m4
Strontium Matrix Series

Marvell 88SS9174 with 24nm Toggle NAND
Plextor PX-M3S

Samsung Max with 27nm Toggle NAND
Samsung SSD 830
Edited by onethreehill - 12/23/11 at 7:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Top 5 Drives recommended by Performance
~64GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Force GT

~128GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Kingston Hyper X
  • Corsair Force GT

~256GB
  • Samsung 830
  • Crucial M4
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Kingston Hyper X
  • Corsair Force GT
  • OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPs

~512GB
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Force GT

~1TB
  • OCZ Octane (when they're available)


Just my opinion biggrin.gif
These SSDs could easily make the top 5

CONTROLLERS/NAND FLASH

SandForce SF-2282 with 32nm Toggle NAND
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB & 480GB

SandForce SF-2281 with 32nm Toggle NAND
Future Storage
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB
Patriot Wildfire

SandForce SF-2281 with 25nm Synchronous NAND
ADATA S511
Corsair Force Series GT
Kingston HyperX
MemoRight FTM Plus
OCZ Vertex 3
OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G
Patriot Pyro SE
Silicon Power V30
Super Talent TeraDrive PT3

Marvell 88SS9174 with 25nm NAND
Crucial m4
Strontium Matrix Series

Marvell 88SS9174 with 24nm Toggle NAND
Plextor PX-M3S

Samsung Max with 27nm Toggle NAND
Samsung SSD 830

Agreed biggrin.gif
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Excellent guide Sean thumb.gif I'am wondering about this from the first page "Dont's" When you secure erase do not use the "enhanced/advanced method" Why is this please?
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Excellent guide Sean thumb.gif I'am wondering about this from the first page "Dont's" When you secure erase do not use the "enhanced/advanced method" Why is this please?

Thanks, I need to actually finish it lol. I'm jsut feeling lazy right now XD.

It can access certain parts of the drive it shouldn't. I think the over provisioned NAND or something. I learned it from a member at Crucial forums and I go by it now lol. No need to do the advance/enhanced anyways.
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Thanks, I need to actually finish it lol. I'm jsut feeling lazy right now XD.
It can access certain parts of the drive it shouldn't. I think the over provisioned NAND or something. I learned it from a member at Crucial forums and I go by it now lol. No need to do the advance/enhanced anyways.

Thanks, I never secure ersae these days anyways. I use disk management to split the ssd into used space, and all the free space D: then boot to partedmagic and zero the D: partition with the free space... then back to disk manangement and delete the free partion D: and expand the C: drive back to full size....job done, takes about 10 minutes thumb.gif
Edited by moonmanas - 12/24/11 at 7:42pm
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