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Sell the AMD crap = winning. Lololol

Idk, if you want it you should get it. What's the need though?
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it more of a want tbh lol. i really dont need it. as for selling the amd stuff, it really hasnt given me any problems other than the raid stuff. other than that, it does what i need it to do.
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How much can you get it for? You can easily get two normal drives and put them in raid 0to be faster
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it more of a want tbh lol. i really dont need it. as for selling the amd stuff, it really hasnt given me any problems other than the raid stuff. other than that, it does what i need it to do.

It's beautiful... It's wonderful... It's VERRY...VERRY... VERRY... expensive.

Although you beat me too it, you would need a bunch of SSDs to get the speed that the REVO would give you on a 990 platform. If you do go that route, make sure that your motherboard can boot from it before you buy. Although most newer boards have no problem, some boards do. I don't know if yours can, or can't... just a heads up.

Your motherboard has an x4 slot... It's the black one. But if that is already occupied, you can use one of the x16 slots, although keep in mind that if you occupy all three, the operate at x16, x8, x8.
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It's beautiful... It's wonderful... It's VERRY...VERRY... VERRY... expensive.
Although you beat me too it, you would need a bunch of SSDs to get the speed that the REVO would give you on a 990 platform. If you do go that route, make sure that your motherboard can boot from it before you buy. Although most newer boards have no problem, some boards do. I don't know if yours can, or can't... just a heads up.
Your motherboard has an x4 slot... It's the black one. But if that is already occupied, you can use one of the x16 slots, although keep in mind that if you occupy all three, the operate at x16, x8, x8.

the only issue this drive has is it has a boot delay of like 30 seconds or so on top of the normal boot because the device has to be initialized first. now when you said make sure if my mobo can boot from it, do you mean check in bios and see if my boot options have pci-e listed in the selection box?
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the only issue this drive has is it has a boot delay of like 30 seconds or so on top of the normal boot because the device has to be initialized first. now when you said make sure if my mobo can boot from it, do you mean check in bios and see if my boot options have pci-e listed in the selection box?

Some motherboards have incompatibilities with it.
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It's beautiful... It's wonderful... It's VERRY...VERRY... VERRY... expensive.
Although you beat me too it, you would need a bunch of SSDs to get the speed that the REVO would give you on a 990 platform. If you do go that route, make sure that your motherboard can boot from it before you buy. Although most newer boards have no problem, some boards do. I don't know if yours can, or can't... just a heads up.
Your motherboard has an x4 slot... It's the black one. But if that is already occupied, you can use one of the x16 slots, although keep in mind that if you occupy all three, the operate at x16, x8, x8.

the only issue this drive has is it has a boot delay of like 30 seconds or so on top of the normal boot because the device has to be initialized first. now when you said make sure if my mobo can boot from it, do you mean check in bios and see if my boot options have pci-e listed in the selection box?

Nope... I mean check the webz... or maybe even this Forum... to see if anyone with your board is having issues. A PCIe boot option won't show up in the UEFI (BIOS), until there is actually something there that is bootable... So checking the UEFI now would be pointless.
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ah gotcha. thanks sean and xandy. ill ask around.
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Excellent data Sean. thumb.gif

I bought a Crucial M4 128GB back in October (N.E.: $169 daily shocker deal) to run Win7 and BF3 only, and kept my previous Win7 WD VeloRaptor 300GB, in a Dual Boot, for all my large programs, older games, and to run when Folding. Both the M4 and VeloRaptor run great this way. The problem is that I find myself on the M4 more and more because of the speed, and as I add programs it's creeping up to 75% full. (I also have 2x WD RE Series TB in Raid1, and a Samsung F4 2TB for backup/storage - cloud storage as well.).

So, I was thinking of adding a second SSD, say 120-8 GB. I'd prefer the "High End" from your chart, but around $200... or less. Which of the following options would you recommend:

  1. Add a second M4 128 and install the most used programs from my VeloRaptor to it, as well as future games.
  2. Add a second M4 128 and Raid0 it with my current M4 (Create current OS image or wipe and fresh install?)
  3. Add a second SSD like option 1, but a a bit higher performer from your list (Corsair or Plextor).

I realize options 1 and 3 are the simplest, but I'm tempted by the Raid0 option to experiment with as well - even with it's shortcomings.

I'm open to any suggestion. Thanks, SS
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Grab another M4 right now b/c they are $165 @ newegg right now though they are sold out it says more will be in stock tomorrow. The other drives are rated higher by me b/c they write faster and that is important to me, but may not be for you. Also, I am getting the plextor in a few days so I need to see how it performs for sure first, from what i've seen it does well.

If you want to run raid it is up to you, you will have to reinstall or restore a system image.

In all I say option #1.
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Grab another M4 right now b/c they are $165 @ newegg right now though they are sold out it says more will be in stock tomorrow. The other drives are rated higher by me b/c they write faster and that is important to me, but may not be for you. Also, I am getting the plextor in a few days so I need to see how it performs for sure first, from what i've seen it does well.
If you want to run raid it is up to you, you will have to reinstall or restore a system image.
In all I say option #1.

Wow, thanks for the quick reply. I've got the "Auto-Notify" filled out for the M4 on Newegg. Though at $185 the Plextor is reasonably priced too. I noticed that you rated the Toggle type of Nand as the best. Which of these (Corsair Pro, Plextor, Crucial) has Toggle?

Also, is the Axiom Signature III worth the extra $50?

Thanks again.
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