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If I remember correctly Agility 4 uses asynchronous NAND, so Samsung 840 or Plextor M5S are much better choices.

I would also pick up D3H, but that one is up to you.
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interesting about the SSD thanks, I'd thought they all used NAND flash... I'll look into the D3H though and see what it offers over the P8Z77....
 
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There are 3 types of NAND that I know of. Asynchronous, synchronous, and toggle nand. Async is the worst. It doesn't do well with incompressible data. Synchronous and toggle are pretty close and they do about the same with both compressible and incompressible data. They also classify as SLC, MCL, and TLC nands. SLC requires rewriting one cell for each byte, MLC 2, and TLC 3. So SLC is the best, but most SSDs are MLC, and 840 (non Pro) is TLC. It won't matter much for general use unless you want to keep an SSD for over 10 years or you plan use it as sketch drive that gets a lot of writes.

D3H has better audio codec, and overall better build quality. Z77X boards are very well build. UD3H offers onboard buttons, debug LED, voltage read points, and 2x copper over D3H. Both boards have very strong VRM.
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