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Accidently bought Agility3, not Vertex

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How much in loss are we taking about here in synchronous vs asynchronous? Got the Agility for $150+tax-$30rebate at Microcenter. Should I try to pick up an Patriot Pyro SE instead?

My target is 120-128GB on the new Sandforce 2281 controller but I'm not sure how important synchronous nand is
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post #2 of 17
I <3 my Agility 2 and Agility 3.
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I'd return it. The Agility 3's performance gets worse with the more compressed the data is. And all data is compressed to a point. The Vertex 3 is much better.
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post #4 of 17
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What's the cheaper drive I can get that's 120GB with a Sandforce 2281 controller and synchronous NAND?
How's this: http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-PPSE120GS25SSDR-Direct-2-5-Inch/dp/B005W8NK0W/ref=pd_cp_e_1
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The Pyro SE would be a better choice. It's about the same as the Vertex 3.
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Hoping to order an SSD today but I still don't know what's a good pick. The Pyro SE on Amazon went up to $156 after rebate. Anywhere in California will charge me 8.5% tax mad.gif
What are good drives to look out for?
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post #7 of 17
You live in USA... why settle for the lesser ones? You got so many choices.

To start off... you will want the MAX IOPS vers. of the Vertex 3 not just the Vertex 3. But there are other more reliable and fast SSDs as well. The MAX IOPS was the 'bomb' before because it was the first one that came out like a year ago. From then on there are so many other ones that caught up with better options.

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post #8 of 17
I'd suggest one of the following:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3/M3 Pro
  • Intel 510/520
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post

You live in USA... why settle for the lesser ones? You got so many choices.
To start off... you will want the MAX IOPS vers. of the Vertex 3 not just the Vertex 3. But there are other more reliable and fast SSDs as well. The MAX IOPS was the 'bomb' before because it was the first one that came out like a year ago. From then on there are so many other ones that caught up with better options.
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I'd suggest one of the following:
  • Crucial M4
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3/M3 Pro
  • Intel 510/520

And these all have synchronous NAND? Price is of some concern, getting it close to $1/GB is my target. I do happen to like the Sanforce 2281 since its new and shiny biggrin.gif I'm open to other options too tho
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Originally Posted by crashnburn_819 View Post

And these all have synchronous NAND? Price is of some concern, getting it close to $1/GB is my target. I do happen to like the Sanforce 2281 since its new and shiny biggrin.gif I'm open to other options too tho
  • Crucial M4 - Synchronous
  • Samsung 830 - Toggle Mode DDR NAND
  • Corsair Performance Pro - Toggle Mode DDR NAND
  • Plextor M3/M3 Pro - Toggle Mode DDR NAND
  • Intel 510/520 - Synchronous

The only SandForce drive I'd consider is the Intel 520.
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