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post #1 of 23
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Hey all. Im about to upgrade my sig rig with a SSD. I should have done this long time ago, but now finaly its time.

It needs to be compatible with my formula and I want the highest or near the highest read/write I can get. Im thinking a 128GB or a 256GB.

Been looking @:
http://www.amentio.no/datautstyr/Har...1-1070914.aspx

http://www.amentio.no/datautstyr/Har...1-1070915.aspx

Or are there others to consider?
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post #2 of 23
for the "highest" there are no others to consider then the 256 GB version of the C300.

that said, you probably only need 128 GB if you have a secondary HDD.
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post #3 of 23
C300 256GB is best.
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post #4 of 23
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Thats good to know. I have 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000RPM, but gonna use only one of them for now.

One question: I can splitt the ssd in two partisions, eh?
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Originally Posted by Maximous View Post
Thats good to know. I have 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000RPM, but gonna use only one of them for now.

One question: I can splitt the ssd in two partisions, eh?
could do, it's kinda pointless from a performance perspective, but same as any other storage device you can do what you like with it.
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post #6 of 23
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Thnx. Good to know. Only reason I wanted to know was if I needed to installl OS again. Then i wont need to format the whole ssd. Buying the 256 soon. Not sure to buy now or after christmas. Not sure if there will be any sale on it. Planning on buying other stuff @ the same time that I need early jan. Hmmm. Have to make my choise soooon
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post #7 of 23
I dont understand the point of formatting the whole SSD. You will probably have to format what ever you want to use like most HDDs at first.. Are you planning on only using half of the SSD?
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post #8 of 23
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Well im thinking of using one part for OS and one part for games etc. Not thinking of using only half but im sure enough not going to use it all. I have read that they loose speed as nearer they get to be fill max up.
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post #9 of 23
The C300 doesn't really do that and it would be easier, better etc to just use one partition.
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post #10 of 23
From what I can tell the C300 write speeds are horrible and it really isn't such a good option.
I would wait for Sata 6Gbs/s SSD to develop and most of all a platform that fully supports SATA 6gb/s.
The new Intel Sandy Bridge boards will have native SATA 6gb/s support.
The Marvell SATA 6gb/s controller that our mobos use is very disappointing and if you look @ what read and write speeds a SATA 6gb/s SSD SHOULD produce it seems to me that the C300 is a turd compared to what it should be.

I just bought a Vertex 2 from a guy. I was looking @ Gskill Phoenix Pro, Vertex 2, or the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe. This is just me though.
Edited by Tt2ent - 12/21/10 at 2:58pm
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