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Poll Results: Which option should I go for?

 
  • 20% (1)
    64Gb SSD + 1TB HDD (SRT)
  • 40% (2)
    64Gb SSD + 1TB HDD (SSD as boot)
  • 40% (2)
    128Gb SSD [adding storage when needed]
5 Total Votes  
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Sounds like the M4 is quite reliable. Reinforces newegg's 5star rating whereas other SSDs are less.
Reliability is pretty much what I'm looking for.

So it looks like SRT is out of the equation so should I get the 128GB SSD or the 64GB SSD?
I understand that the 128GB has higher write performance. Is it worth the extra $100(AUD) or so to upgrade to 128GB over 64GB?

Thanks
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by thaos View Post

Sounds like the M4 is quite reliable. Reinforces newegg's 5star rating whereas other SSDs are less.
Reliability is pretty much what I'm looking for.
So it looks like SRT is out of the equation so should I get the 128GB SSD or the 64GB SSD?
I understand that the 128GB has higher write performance. Is it worth the extra $100(AUD) or so to upgrade to 128GB over 64GB?
Thanks

SRT IMHO is retarded, only read speeds improve while write speeds still at HDD speeds (because it's all backed up in your HDD)... and not all read speeds, it's some algorithm that caches your most used files there... i'd rather have my own control and have a boot SSD with a HDD for storage, that way i get both read/write speeds on the SSD and the space of the HDD.

as for which should you get, i propose getting the 1TB HDD first... then saving up and getting the 128GB later (that's what i'm doing). Yeah, you'll have to reinstall windows and such if you go this route, but at least if you get a m4, you won't have to deal with the lackluster speeds of the 64GB m4. In fact, for day to day stuff, on my desktop, i'm fine with a HDD, sure games like BF3 take a while to load in the beginning, but it's not a deal-breaker. However, if you get the 64GB now, you get slow speeds and if you get the 128GB, you have no storage space... I DO have a Vaio Z with 3x64GB SSD's in RAID0, so I do know the speed of an SSD and at times, i notice the difference but, i know it's so i can get a 128GB SSD later (rather than spending for a 64GB now and have buyer's remorse later).

The decision is ultimately yours (i'm just offering my take on it)
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

SRT IMHO is retarded, only read speeds improve while write speeds still at HDD speeds (because it's all backed up in your HDD)... and not all read speeds, it's some algorithm that caches your most used files there... i'd rather have my own control and have a boot SSD with a HDD for storage, that way i get both read/write speeds on the SSD and the space of the HDD.
as for which should you get, i propose getting the 1TB HDD first... then saving up and getting the 128GB later (that's what i'm doing). Yeah, you'll have to reinstall windows and such if you go this route, but at least if you get a m4, you won't have to deal with the lackluster speeds of the 64GB m4. In fact, for day to day stuff, on my desktop, i'm fine with a HDD, sure games like BF3 take a while to load in the beginning, but it's not a deal-breaker. However, if you get the 64GB now, you get slow speeds and if you get the 128GB, you have no storage space... I DO have a Vaio Z with 3x64GB SSD's in RAID0, so I do know the speed of an SSD and at times, i notice the difference but, i know it's so i can get a 128GB SSD later (rather than spending for a 64GB now and have buyer's remorse later).
The decision is ultimately yours (i'm just offering my take on it)

That proposition sounds pretty decent actually (lol i don't know why i didn't consider that before smile.gif ).
Once CES 2012 comes around and I am satisfied that I don't really care for Ivy Bridge I'll build my system with the HDD first

Thanks biggrin.gif
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by thaos View Post

That proposition sounds pretty decent actually (lol i don't know why i didn't consider that before smile.gif ).
Once CES 2012 comes around and I am satisfied that I don't really care for Ivy Bridge I'll build my system with the HDD first
Thanks biggrin.gif

Woot did I win? tongue.gif

In any case, Ivy Bridge will ship like April I think, and personally, it's still 22nm, the only real change i think you'll see are massive improvements with the intel integrated graphics (who needs fusion chips and their crappy CPUs?) but since you're using a dedicated GPU, who cares? Although the 2500k will be dirt cheap when Ivy comes out biggrin.gif, that CPU, for me, signaled the end of AMD for the enthusiast gamers. (They still own the budget market IMO though tongue.gif). Just get a board with PCI Gen 3 which should support all the Ivy Bridge chips (don't quote me on that), i'm just sad I built my computer literally like a month before the PCI Gen 3 version of the board came out
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