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Poll Results: Which drive would be the best buy?

 
  • 30% (17)
    OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II (SSD)
  • 51% (29)
    OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB SATA II (SSD)
  • 0% (0)
    WD VelociRaptor 150GB 10000 RPM 16 MB
  • 17% (10)
    WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB
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post #1 of 34
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I can't decide if I should go with an SSD or stay with a HDD for the future. I want a fast drive to put Windows on and I just can't decide between the following SSD's and HJD's. One of the main reasons why I'm not too sure about SSD's is the fact that the ones that are within my prince range dont have too much space to work with. What are your thoughts on the ones listed below?

OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB SATA II (SSD)

OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB SATA II (SSD)

WD VelociRaptor 150GB 10000 RPM 16 MB

WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB
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post #2 of 34
Honestly I see no difference in my Velocirpator compared to my 640AAKs. I'd get an SSD and be happy about it. I was gonna get one for Christmas but I bought clothes. :/
 
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post #3 of 34
u need to consider the crucial c300 because is sata 6gb/s...... im in the same situation rigth now lol CRUCIAL C300 64GB OR VELOCIRAPTOR 150GB? Dont know..
post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by Reload_X;11848629 
u need to consider the crucial c300 because is sata 6gb/s...... im in the same situation rigth now lol CRUCIAL C300 64GB OR VELOCIRAPTOR 150GB? Dont know..

Crucial oh really? Are Crucial and OCZ the top 2 manufacturers of SSD's at the moment? Only thing that worries me is the size. I mean I'm using 140GB right now on my system partition. Although I have games installed on there. Just worried about size to be honest.

And is this what you are referring to? Crucial RealSSD C300

Since my motherboard only utilizes Sata II, would it be a waste for me to get the Sata III drive? If that's the case, guess I'll stick with OCZ.
Edited by Vitaminx - 12/31/10 at 10:10pm
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post #5 of 34
My friend started with a 64GB SSD and filled it up so he bought another one and now has them in RAID0. Its not a bad option I would think.
post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by evermooingcow;11849524 
My friend started with a 64GB SSD and filled it up so he bought another one and now has them in RAID0. Its not a bad option I would think.

Hmmm seems like 120GB is enough leeway for installing some apps as well as Windows. Is there anything I should be informed of before I buy an SSD or nothing to worry about?
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx;11848750 
Crucial oh really? Are Crucial and OCZ the top 2 manufacturers of SSD's at the moment? Only thing that worries me is the size. I mean I'm using 140GB right now on my system partition. Although I have games installed on there. Just worried about size to be honest.

And is this what you are referring to? Crucial RealSSD C300

Since my motherboard only utilizes Sata II, would it be a waste for me to get the Sata III drive? If that's the case, guess I'll stick with OCZ.

OCZ isn't the top manufacturer of anything. Junk brand with zero quality control.

The Crucial C300 will probably be your best bet when it comes to speedy SSD's, but they can be a bit pricey. You have the choice between the C300 Marvell controller, or any Sandforce SSD out there, which is about 75% of them. Most Sandforce 1200 controlled drives will perform about the same, so just pick a company with a solid reputation for reliability and great customer service (Corsair, Mushkin, etc).

As for the debate between the SSD and the VR, the SSD will win in every aspect except for storage. In the long run, you would be MUCH happier with an SSD. Get a nice 90 or 120 GB SSD, and have a separate drive for storage. Installing the most frequently used programs on the SSD will improve your system's response time by a million percent. You will probably not notice much of a gain in performance if you choose the Velociraptor.
    
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post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by karmuhhhh;11855829 
OCZ isn't the top manufacturer of anything. Junk brand with zero quality control.

The Crucial C300 will probably be your best bet when it comes to speedy SSD's, but they can be a bit pricey. You have the choice between the C300 Marvell controller, or any Sandforce SSD out there, which is about 75% of them. Most Sandforce 1200 controlled drives will perform about the same, so just pick a company with a solid reputation for reliability and great customer service (Corsair, Mushkin, etc).

As for the debate between the SSD and the VR, the SSD will win in every aspect except for storage. In the long run, you would be MUCH happier with an SSD. Get a nice 90 or 120 GB SSD, and have a separate drive for storage. Installing the most frequently used programs on the SSD will improve your system's response time by a million percent. You will probably not notice much of a gain in performance if you choose the Velociraptor.
What exactly do you mean by Sandforce 1200 controlled drives and marvell controller? Seems like I need to do a lot more research about these types of drives. I thought it was just another drive that out performs hard drives by a long shot and that you shouldn't defrag them. Anything else I need to know? That's the only reason I'm hesitant to go with new technology. If I'm not fully aware of what I'm getting, I'm not too sure I should buy it. So you're saying OCZ isn't the top manufacturer of SSD's currently and that I should go with the Crucial SSD?
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post #9 of 34
Well I just installed my new Vertex 2 60GB last night to replace my Raptor as a primary drive. I have to tell you, the difference is VERY noticeable. I would def pick the SSD in your case as well. I have both and can tell you that this drive is sweet! 21 sec windows boot time is good for me wink.gif

I just got this one btw:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NE5JCE/ref=oss_product"]Amazon.com: OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD22VTXE60G: Electronics[/ame]
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Holy jizz, SSD my god!!
   
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