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Hey guys,

Im really new here. Ive got a question regarding SSD im thinking of buying a small drive for only operating system. My question is what SSD would be the best for me? I was thinking about getting Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB only for windows and getting 2xWD Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX 64MB in RAID 0 for my files, since my really old VelociRaptor 74GB is really loud and its pretty slow compared to the new HDD. My friend that the only real SSD are from Intel. Im not going to write any data on it just read the system? Or is there any other better (faster) drive on the market? Thats price is not ret***ed? What do you think? Could anyone tell me which SDD should i get?
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The best SSD around is the larger capacity C300s - they have better write speeds than the smaller ones. But the smaller ones are still excellent. Any Sandforce drive will be just as good also - in real-world usage you won't tell any of them apart. Generally the best advice is to find the cheapest C300 or Sandforce drive for your chosen capacity on any given day.

Intel was king of the hill for a long time, but their lineup is a little long in the tooth now. Doubtless their next-gen drives will be right up there again, but for now they aren't making the must-have drives.
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INTEL's.
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I agree that the Crucial C300 line is currently the fastest. However, Crucial just announced their C400 line at the recent CES show last weekend. If you can wait it might be worth waiting for the C400 line to go on sale.
    
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I dont think you can tell the difference between SSD as long as they are intel g2, C300, Sandforce. For 64GB get a Sandforce drive.
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post #6 of 13
Sandforce is good.

C300s, Vertex 2. Try those.
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post #7 of 13
Unless you have Sata 6g, the vertex 2e is the better product (vs c300) due to the higher write speeds.
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Micron makes Crucial's Solid State Drives. Corsair has a new Performance 3 Solid State Series that has a SATA 6.0GB/s (or also known as SATA III) interface.
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Originally Posted by Trigunflame View Post
Unless you have Sata 6g, the vertex 2e is the better product (vs c300) due to the higher write speeds.
Yeah I forgot about Sata 6g connection. You need a motherboard with a new Sata 6gb/s connection to take advantage of the fastest SSDs. The fastest SSDs push the limit of the standard Sata 3gb/s connection.
    
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Hmm... I might wait for those C400 since they are comming in few months i think. What about storage drives? What option would be the best to get? Ive got 1 WD1001FALS atm. I might get another for RAID 0 or should i get 2 new drives for it? My motherboard is P55-UD5, the only problem is it doesnt support sata 6gb/s only up to 3gb/s. I could also buy 6gb/s controler for it but i dont know if there is any BIG difference.
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