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Hey guys building a computer in a couple of months and am just looking for a great ssd for Windows and programs such as games and Google chrome
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Crucial M4 128g, very reliable drive, very fast too.
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since you said fastest...a PCI-E SSD would be extremely fast. but not very affordable.

the M4 is a excellent SSD just make sure you update the firmware if it isnt already up to date.

you can also try to raid 0 a 64gb for some extra speed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post

since you said fastest...a PCI-E SSD would be extremely fast. but not very affordable.
the M4 is a excellent SSD just make sure you update the firmware if it isnt already up to date.
you can also try to raid 0 a 64gb for some extra speed.

I heard booting time with those are equal or slower than SATAIII times. Can anyone verify?
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Sorry I should have specified that money isn't an issue.
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So..get 3 128gb Crucial M4s and RAID0 them..That's what I'd do ..if money was no object
or 256s..they both have the bigger cache
 
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What is the benefit of raid0
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i thought you weren't supposed to raid0 ssd's.
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Originally Posted by CoachCudaback View Post

What is the benefit of raid0

for hard drives its a big plus but for the 3rd gen SSDs only 2 pretty much maxes out the speed of the controller.

if money isnt an issue...

then a intel RAID controller is pretty much the best (forgot which model it was but it was over $1000)
and stuff in as much SSDs as you can.

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i thought you weren't supposed to raid0 ssd's.

its because you lose trim so it slows down after a while with all that garbage build up.
but the speed boost itself should make up for it.
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Well im not sure I haven't been around a computer in over 5 years so im kind of learning everything all over again
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