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post #12071 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
The Kingston has a different kind of controller not a SANDFORCE.
Correct, they use a J-Micron controller. Early versions of that controller had stutter issues which have since been resolved.

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Kingson has decided to roll the dice and keep the infamous controller, albeit with some serious revisions that include an exclusive firmware and additional cache. Having hammered Kingston's V-Series SSD with our benchmark test suite, our results and observations indicate they have indeed fixed the stutter problem. Only in a very worst case scenario does the performance take a hit, and even then it's not problematic.

Full article here
Keep in mind, if the drive is used primarily as an OS drive you're likely not going to be doing any large data writes with the exception of installing the OS. Therefore, you'll want to focus more on the read capability which the OS will be using to access data on a regular basis.

The stated read access times are below
  1. Patriot 60GB Inferno ($175) has a Sequential Access - Read: up to 285MB/s
  2. Kingston 64GB V Series ($95 AR) has a Sequential Access - Read: up to 200MB/s

The Kingston V series is still a valid budget option for anyone looking to upgrade to SSD for an OS drive. You will still notice a vast improvement over a mechanical drive.
post #12072 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Biggrich76 View Post
Correct, they use a J-Micron controller. Early versions of that controller had stutter issues which have since been resolved.



Keep in mind, if the drive is used primarily as an OS drive you're likely not going to be doing any large data writes with the exception of installing the OS. Therefore, you'll want to focus more on the read capability which the OS will be using to access data on a regular basis.

The stated read access times are below
  1. Patriot 60GB Inferno ($175) has a Sequential Access - Read: up to 285MB/s
  2. Kingston 64GB V Series ($95 AR) has a Sequential Access - Read: up to 200MB/s

The Kingston V series is still a valid budget option for anyone looking to upgrade to SSD for an OS drive. You will still notice a vast improvement over a mechanical drive.
You make a very valid point. I would love to add an SSD before I finish my build, but I don't want to throw down $250 for a decent sized intel or corsair.

Oh and I decided on the dvd drive as I got it for $18 at frys today.

CMSS optical drive installed by Raspinudo, on Flickr
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Has anyone added any wheels on the bottom of their storm scout? Any suggestions?
    
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If that's an ASUS DRW-24B1LT then you got a GREAT DVD burner. I have two of them.
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Has anyone added any wheels on the bottom of their storm scout? Any suggestions?
look back a few pages. both Enigma and I linked to a set that would work really well on the scout
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I need help! I just bought a GTX 295 from a friend. Yesterday I saw him using it in his system. Today when I hooked everything up, the green power light came up but the fan wouldn't turn on and when I hooked the monitor up I got a black screen. Yes I have all the connectors plugged in. Also when I tried it on the next slot on my motherboard I got the same reaction. I tried plugging it in directly from the power supply, through the cables it came with, everything. I also installed the drivers for it. If you have any ideas your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Also what does everyone do to hide their molex cables?
    
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post #12078 of 28613
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Has anyone added any wheels on the bottom of their storm scout? Any suggestions?
I tried it a while ages ago, and it failed miserably. I took the wheels which came with the HAF, tried it on the scout and one of the wheels buckled and the plastic cracked.

I should work well with a decent set of wheels, some you get are complete rubbish...especially if you have a heavy ass case, I struggle to pick my scout up with one hand
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post #12079 of 28613
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Two Questions:

Was thinking about upgrading my OS hard drive, would you guys recommend an SSD or still not worth the money? (Nothing large, just a 60 or 80 gig).

Can anyone recommend a good temperature monitoring module for the Scout? Not knowing the temperature has me worried!

Thanks
The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB, OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, Muskin Callisto Deluxe 60GB and Patriot Inferno 60GB are newish and pretty decent drives (all 285 read, 275 write), they all hover around the $199 AUD mark, will probably be much cheaper in the States

I grabbed the G.Skill because it was the cheapest and I havn't been let down, works marvelously

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Originally Posted by skwannabe View Post
Also what does everyone do to hide their molex cables?
Mine is hidden everywhere literally...

- Molexes for the 6pin VGA power extension are hidden above the top hdd in the hdd bay.
- All the fan, inverter, cathode, water pump, hdd etc are hidden behind the mobo tray, you have to flatten the crap outter the side though to accommodate it
- Everything else I just stick in to any available corner
Edited by photonmoo - 8/23/10 at 3:54pm
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post #12080 of 28613
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Originally Posted by photonmoo View Post
The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 60GB, OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, Muskin Callisto Deluxe 60GB and Patriot Inferno 60GB are newish and pretty decent drives (all 285 read, 275 write), they all hover around the $199 AUD mark, will probably be much cheaper in the States

I grabbed the G.Skill because it was the cheapest and I havn't been let down, works marvelously



Mine is hidden everywhere literally...

- Molexes for the 6pin VGA power extension are hidden above the top hdd in the hdd bay.
- All the fan, inverter, cathode, water pump, hdd etc are hidden behind the mobo tray, you have to flatten the crap outter the side though to accommodate it
- Everything else I just stick in to any available corner
Purchased the Vertex 2 60gig. Will post some benchies once I receive it

Thanks for the tip.
    
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