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Hi there OCN.

I am looking into buying an SSD for use as a boot drive and been doing a little bit of research but this is where I'm hoping you can help me out a little bit.

I'm aware there are a few different controllers used in SSD's and they give different levels of performance depending on how they're used.

I'm aware that the two main controllers I am looking at are the sandforce and Jmicron. I understand that the Sandforce controller can deliver around 285mb/s reads with similar 275mb/s write speeds. On the other side, the Jmicron controller seems to deliver the 285mb/s reads but "only" a 75mb/s write speed.

I've been told in the past that the Jmicron controllers offer other advantages though such as better random read/write speeds compared to the sandforce. Therefore making drives that use the Jmicron controller better boot drives and better for general use inside the OS.

So a better drive for use as a boot drive would be something like a Crucial C300 compared to say a Corsair F60 or OCZ Vertex?

Tell me what you know.

Thanks!
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JMicron has always been terrible at random write/reads.

Crucial C300 uses a Marvel controller.
Corsair F60 uses a SandForce SF-1200 controller.
OCZ Vertex uses an Indilinx Barefoot controller.


At 60GB, you probably want a SandForce.
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JMicron has always been terrible at random write/reads.

Crucial C300 uses a Marvel controller.
Corsair F60 uses a SandForce SF-1200 controller.
OCZ Vertex uses an Indilinx Barefoot controller.


At 60GB, you probably want a SandForce.
Ahh then I have been misinformed. I shall purchase an F60 then keep my blacks in RAID0 for storage.
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