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1. Will a SATA III SSD be limited by my board which is SATA 3Gb/s (sata II)
I was looking at getting this sandisk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171645

2. What does MTBF actually mean? will it last longer than the average 7200rpm HDD?
I take very good care of parts and still have working 40gb IDEs in my old rig
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Just get a SATA 3 drive, they're backwards compatible with SATA 2. Intel, crucial, Plextor, OCZ Vertex are good ones. MTBF Is Median Time Before Failure i believe. Any SSD Should last you 10 years easy.
EDIT: Get one with at least 120gb space, so you have some room for other programs besides OS. Read this too.....http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread thumb.gif
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I would get something else, preferably SATA 3 w/ synchronous or toggle NAND.
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Get a Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4. You can find all 3 of them for ridiculously cheap prices, especially the Samsung and OCZ now that they've been succeeded by newer drives. They will be limited by the SATA 3 interface but it doesn't really matter, they will still be quick and if you want to get a new motherboard in the future then you can take full advantage of the SATA 6 biggrin.gif
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what drives are available in the Philippines? i know in Thailand i could not get samsung SSD's so i bought one of a really cool member on OCN. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ripsaw View Post

Just get a SATA 3 drive, they're backwards compatible with SATA 2. Intel, crucial, Plextor, OCZ Vertex are good ones. MTBF Is Median Time Before Failure i believe. Any SSD Should last you 10 years easy.
EDIT: Get one with at least 120gb space, so you have some room for other programs besides OS. Read this too.....http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread thumb.gif
Good to know.
How about the number of writes? Would it be a good idea to move microsoft outlook and firefox downloads folder to my harddrive?
Since i recieve email daily and also download lots of stuff like drivers, jpegs, templates, etc. which would cause a lot of writes

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I would get something else, preferably SATA 3 w/ synchronous or toggle NAND.
i still have to read about that on your very long thread smile.gif
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Get a Crucial M4, Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4. You can find all 3 of them for ridiculously cheap prices, especially the Samsung and OCZ now that they've been succeeded by newer drives. They will be limited by the SATA 3 interface but it doesn't really matter, they will still be quick and if you want to get a new motherboard in the future then you can take full advantage of the SATA 6 biggrin.gif
I was looking at 64gb ssd size because my 500gb hdd currently has 60gb partition for OS and its more than enough even with all programs like adobe and ms office

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what drives are available in the Philippines? i know in Thailand i could not get samsung SSD's so i bought one of a really cool member on OCN. biggrin.gif
The shop I always buy from carry these:
intel
corsair
crucial
plextor
ocz
sandisk
samsung
kingston
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Quote:
intel
corsair
crucial
plextor

ocz
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samsung
kingston

the bold ones are great SSD's and reliable. personally i would go for samsung thumb.gif
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the bold ones are great SSD's and reliable. personally i would go for samsung thumb.gif

I agree with stubass with the exception of Corsair. Although I wouldn't buy the Force 3 series instead the Neutron.
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i know in Thailand i could not get samsung SSD's so i bought one of a really cool member on OCN. biggrin.gif
Yep, mostly OCZ and a few Intel offerings. Strange that Samsung doesn't sell it's SSD's in Thailand, maybe in a few years when the market for SSD's is better.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2318704&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=TnL5HPStwNw-zsjo0bgUvDHyC5MW49B4Ew

get this and be done tongue.gif

20 dollars for 64 more gb's
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