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Are Kingston SSD's good, I can get a 128GB in my price range... I don't understand why the other are so much more though...
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Are Kingston SSD's good, I can get a 128GB in my price range... I don't understand why the other are so much more though...
Different controllers, different chips, SLC, MLC, brand, quality, I still say get an Intel X25-V/M
    
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i think intel's ssd's are all overpriced.
OCZ is the way to go
Sorry, I had to laugh


I paid $79 for each of my Intel x25-V's, and they are 40GB's.

Talk about overpriced!

EDIT: Brand new! They are still in the box.. I wonder when I'm going to install them
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Sorry, I had to laugh


I paid $79 for each of my Intel x25-V's, and they are 40GB's.

Talk about overpriced!

EDIT: Brand new! They are still in the box.. I wonder when I'm going to install them
How does it compare to an X25-M?
    
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post #15 of 22
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How does it compare to an X25-M?
Honestly, they are still both brand in box.


I still need to acquire an OS

Also.. I've been doing some research, and all.... but the main reason why I haven't installed them is.. I don't know if I should RAID0 or not.. I heard RAID0 usually increased seq writes, and those aren't so important (except for benchmarks).

Also, I really don't have a problem waiting for my OS to load quickly... I just got a great deal on them, and bought them.

So I will let you know when I install them!
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Honestly, they are still both brand in box.


I still need to acquire an OS

Also.. I've been doing some research, and all.... but the main reason why I haven't installed them is.. I don't know if I should RAID0 or not.. I heard RAID0 usually increased seq writes, and those aren't so important (except for benchmarks).

Also, I really don't have a problem waiting for my OS to load quickly... I just got a great deal on them, and bought them.

So I will let you know when I install them!
I'd RAID them.
    
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If your motherboard supports SATA 3, get the Crucial C300 RealSSD as it is SATA3

Performance wise it will beat the Intel SSD drives because of the extra bandwidth
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If your motherboard supports SATA 3, get the Crucial C300 RealSSD as it is SATA3

Performance wise it will beat the Intel SSD drives because of the extra bandwidth
Ehh, read/write speeds are near useless in my mind, it's random read/writes that mater.
    
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Are Kingston SSD's good, I can get a 128GB in my price range... I don't understand why the other are so much more though...
Absolutely. My 64GB kingston is faster than their advertised speed, and if you can afford a 128gb you could get two 64s and even raid them for pure insanity.

http://www.overclock.net/9158342-post79.html
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How does it compare to an X25-M?
Basically the X25-V is half of an X25-M, so instead of 10 Channels filled, it has 5 Channels filled, and they've limited the Sequential Write speed to 40MB/s instead of 80MB/s

Still a very good performer, since it's the same controller chip...

to the OP: I suggest if you don't want to spend much, buy a small one like the X25-V, you'll still get all your apps on it, and a couple games if you want...

Yes it will make the system faster, even if you're playing a game on D:, you'll still have all system calls, registry writes, dll loads, etc from C: so performance will still be better...
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