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Not that I know of...I added it to the list.

ROFL, I mean the first part. smile.gif
     
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Not that I know of...I added it to the list.

ROFL, I mean the first part. smile.gif

I believe they are good storage drives...just not OS drives lol. You will never have a BSOD issue with them as a storage drive. They have good wear leveling. And they are cheap for their size...pretty good to me for storage. I may pick one up again and see if I can bear it lol, I need one for VMs myself.
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I just saw Kingston and OCZ on sale 120-128gb SSD for sale. Are they worth it over the Intel 320 80gb? I just wondered which would be the BEST SSD to own?
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I just saw Kingston and OCZ on sale 120-128gb SSD for sale. Are they worth it over the Intel 320 80gb? I just wondered which would be the BEST SSD to own?

For the OS? Don't make me say the SandForce drives XD. They are faster than the 320...I'll say that.

What OCZ drive? Agility? Vertex 3?
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I am done with the OS entirely, and ready to add my other two SATA HDDs. There is a section in the guide about HOW to switch from AHCI to IDE, but am I supposed to? Or do I leave it in AHCI mode forever to have the SSD work properly?
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Sean - Here are my benches.

Couldn't complete all the ones I wanted due to work scheduling and the fact these drives are not my personal property....

SSD test info:

SSD: Crucial M4
Capacity: 256 GB x 5 drives in Raid 0 512KB stripe size
Interface: Adaptec SAS 6805 512MB / Battery installed / Wr Caching enabled

Here is the benches:
Anvil --
533

AS SSD --
699

ATTO -- (YES YOU SEE 2GB/sec big B sequential transfers)
700
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I just spotted the Samsung 830 128GB in today's Newegg sale promo, $189.99 after promo code EMCNJHN42 with free shipping.

I know this is still pretty expensive when it comes to 128GB drives, but I've really been liking this drive since its release, and its the best deal I've seen on it. Also, it includes Batman: Arkham City.

What do you guys think, should I pull the trigger? smile.gif I'll be happy to benchmark it once it arrives, although I'm still on SATA 2 with my 775 system (I plan on a full upgrade in April with Ivy Bridge). At least I can compare it with my old gen 1 Vertex on SATA2.
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Sean - Here are my benches.

Couldn't complete all the ones I wanted due to work scheduling and the fact these drives are not my personal property....
Thanks bud thumb.gif
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I just spotted the Samsung 830 128GB in today's Newegg sale promo, $189.99 after promo code EMCNJHN42 with free shipping.

I know this is still pretty expensive when it comes to 128GB drives, but I've really been liking this drive since its release, and its the best deal I've seen on it. Also, it includes Batman: Arkham City.

What do you guys think, should I pull the trigger? smile.gif I'll be happy to benchmark it once it arrives, although I'm still on SATA 2 with my 775 system (I plan on a full upgrade in April with Ivy Bridge). At least I can compare it with my old gen 1 Vertex on SATA2.
You like it, get it. smile.gif
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I am done with the OS entirely, and ready to add my other two SATA HDDs. There is a section in the guide about HOW to switch from AHCI to IDE, but am I supposed to? Or do I leave it in AHCI mode forever to have the SSD work properly?

That is only if you need to go to IDE for some reason. leave AHCI.
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I just got a Corsair Force GT.
Is it nessesary to do a 4K alignment?
Can I do a 4K alignment after installing Windows?
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I just got a Corsair Force GT.
Is it nessesary to do a 4K alignment?
Can I do a 4K alignment after installing Windows?

Neccessary, no

after no, only before.
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