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Hello everyone, im completely new with ssd's, i'd like to ask if

ssd worth looking at. i know that sandforce one is the way to go but this one is cheaper per gb. would it be significantly faster than my 7200 hdd?
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Basically any SSD you get will be noticeably faster than a plain mechanical HD. However the Intel SSDs used older tech while the Sandforce based drives (SF1200) and Crucial C300 RealSSD drives are the current best SSDs around. I would not waste the money onthe Intel - instead get either a SF or c300 drive.
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And here's the other side of the coin....

I've had Intel, GSkill, Crucial, OCZ Vertex2s, and the best is Crucial with Intel a close second.

But if you have a 7200rpm drive any SSD will look fast.
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post #4 of 10
i have an intel ssd and i love it.
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my vote Vertex 2E blazing fast on read and writes and even faster in raid 0 love mine in raid
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post #6 of 10

Its going to be much faster, but the x25-m isn't good value right now.

You can save yourself a fair bit of money going with an OCZ Vertex 2:


You lose out a bit on random read/write but its not going to be noticeable, and still at least 3-4 times as fast as your HDD. And the sequential read/write will max your SATA port out. Plus its slightly more GB for less money.
    
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I feel that all considering a SF drive should look at some benchmarks of the G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-80GBP2 .

This drive has your SandForce SF-1200 Series controller that OCZ/many others use but GSkill seems to be the only company that has the balls to publish comparison test scores with a few different tests.

Notice the AS SSD test in comparison with others.

The SF drives use a compression trick to make their stats look great on paper but in the real world it only applies to certain situations.

If you're going to compare apples to apples use the same tests.

Hats off to GSkill!
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Also consider that the newer C400 Crucial SSDs will be out in February and will us 25mm NAND which will bring the ocst per gig down. If you can wait a bit you may want to consideer the c400
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Hippie View Post
I feel that all considering a SF drive should look at some benchmarks of the G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-80GBP2 .

This drive has your SandForce SF-1200 Series controller that OCZ/many others use but GSkill seems to be the only company that has the balls to publish comparison test scores with a few different tests.

Notice the AS SSD test in comparison with others.

The SF drives use a compression trick to make their stats look great on paper but in the real world it only applies to certain situations.

If you're going to compare apples to apples use the same tests.

Hats off to GSkill!
fantastic link to G.Skill page... I think I will link it in the "does this look ok" posts about sandforce
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Hippie View Post
The SF drives use a compression trick to make their stats look great on paper but in the real world it only applies to certain situations.
In the real world, most Data is highly compressible (aside from Media & Archives of course).
If anything, a dataset that can be easily compressed is more representative of a typical workload than otherwise.

And to be clear, the SF controllers do this primarily so they write less data on the whole, thus extending their life that much longer.
Edited by Trigunflame - 1/15/11 at 6:14am
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