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Hey guys,

I'm going to be upgrading the components in my sig rig in the next month or so. I would like to enter the world of RAID 0 and was looking at Velociraptors at first but have since decided that I would like to take the plunge into SSD's since I will primarily be running Windows 7 which has some good SSD support.

Right now I am unsure as to what the course will be that I will take. My options are below:

2x OCZ Solid Series 2.5" 60GB - $116.00 with promo code = $232

2x GSkill 64GB SSD 2.5" - $139.00 = 278

My budget is less than $300. I am leaning towards the OCZ but let me know your thoughts.

PS: Just fyi, these will be running on a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P board with a Q9550 @ around 4.0 ghz
    
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I am personally a fan of Transcend SSD's, however a bit expensive for the Consumer
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Has the issue with freezing during writes been fixed yet?
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I would go the OCZ
    
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Has the issue with freezing during writes been fixed yet?
The stuttering? No... it is a hardware issue with the JMicron controller. I think the OCZ Solid uses it. The RAID should help to reduce it though.
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Can anybody enlighten me as to what this stuttering issue is?
    
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since the ssd's have no cache, if they hit a snag anywhere for any reason, it freezes up. the ssd's with the jmicron controller have this problem.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
since the ssd's have no cache, if they hit a snag anywhere for any reason, it freezes up. the ssd's with the jmicron controller have this problem.
Thanks for the info Rep+
    
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I too, am looking to grab one since one of my Raptors died

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this problem is only limited to JMF602 based MLC drives. The SLC drives and the Intel MLC are totally fine
So, from what I've read, it really only appears to be an issue with models that weren't Intel manufactured/branded and based on the JMicron controller as was stated in an earlier post.

There is also some registry fixes I've read about, but don't know exactly what they do. I do believe it's something within Vista though. There could be more to it, but that's just what I gathered from some initial reading on them before I get one to try
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