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Hello,

I got a budget of 270€ (Either Caseking.de, or Hardwareversand.de), and I was thinking of:

- OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD 120Gb

or

- OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 120Gb 2.5"

I'm not an expert, but I heard (At least on the Vertex 2 E) that TRIM works on AMD on 890FX motherboards with latest AHCI drivers on AMD's website (Is it true?).

Have a few questions:

- What is the difference of SATA and PCI-e SSD's? Why is price difference so big?

- Is it worth going to the RevoDrive 120gb?

- Would TRIM still work on AMD on that RevoDrive on PCI-e?

- Which of the 2 would you buy with a budget of 270€? Or any different one? Need at least 100gb of space (So 120gb ssd).

Thanks a lot!
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I don't know anything about the PCI-e ones but I know that the Vertexes perform very well for the price.
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PCIE SSD's are insanely fast.

However, I will warn you, a lot of people are having problems booting from a PCI-E SSD. So if you have any intentions of using it is a boot drive and installing windows on it, I would point you towards a traditional SSD.

I would also recommend the Crucial C300, which seems to take top honors around here.
    
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PCIE SSD's are insanely fast.

However, I will warn you, a lot of people are having problems booting from a PCI-E SSD. So if you have any intentions of using it is a boot drive and installing windows on it, I would point you towards a traditional SSD.

I would also recommend the Crucial C300, which seems to take top honors around here.
Thanks a lot for the recommendation, I really appreciate it.

I've seen this one:

http://www1.hardwareversand.de/artic...1475&agid=1145

Is that the one you're talking about?

Is it any better than the Vertex 2 Ext. 120Gb?

Also, is it true that I'll only be able to use like 100Gb of these SSD's? Or else it will degrade too fast?

I need around 100Gb for Windows 7 and my favorite games.

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c300, hands down
    
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c300, hands down
You could as well ask why you'd prefer the C300 128Gb over the Vertex 2 Ext. 120Gb?
    
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post #8 of 63
Here is a thread on Revodrive compatibility:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...0i+motherboard

If your mobo BIOS supports booting from PCI-E, it will probably work.
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You should definitely get the OCZ Vertex 2 120Gb. Been using mine for a while now and it's awesome. For the price it's amazing & everything is much faster.

(Another new firmware has been released recently too)

Would also go for a regular sata ssd to cut out boot up issues.
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Wouldn't it be better if you used the same money to buy 4 Spinpoint F3 500GBs and a 2TB drive for backup? You can put the Spinpoints in RAID0, which would outperform a SSD.
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