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post #1 of 17
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I was going to get 2x128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 because Newegg says great things about them and I "heard" they were the fastest.

Then I checked Anandtech and while they ARE pretty close to fastest, they are NOT the fastest, certainly not the 128GB, according to them.

Is there a better hard drive out there with 128-256GB I should think about looking at instead?

Is there a noticeable performance difference between a 128GB and a 256GB drive?

Thanks
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256 is the fastest standalone (i have one), but 2 x 128 in raid0 should be a little faster.
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Originally Posted by greatonekb View Post
256 is the fastest standalone (i have one), but 2 x 128 in raid0 should be a little faster.
Thanks mate .

What about 2x256?
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Thanks mate .

What about 2x256?
faster still but extremely expensive
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Newegg has the 128GB reviewed as superior to the 256. From what it looks like the 256 has a lot of issues.

Has anyone had problems with theirs? Lagging, slowing speed, blue screens?
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post
Newegg has the 128GB reviewed as superior to the 256. From what it looks like the 256 has a lot of issues.

Has anyone had problems with theirs? Lagging, slowing speed, blue screens?
I don't have one so I can't say.
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Does anyone that has one notice a significant difference in performance?

Are there better SSDs out there other than the RealSSD (for a similar price)?
post #8 of 17
You will not notice any difference outside of large transfers between another equally faster drive. The most noticed difference upgrading to an SSD is the latency.

On that note, 2x128 in RAID 0 will certainly be MUCH faster than a single 256 in terms of file transfers but you cut your reliability for that virtual volume in half since there are now 2 points of failure rather than 1.
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post #9 of 17
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You will not notice any difference outside of large transfers between another equally faster drive. The most noticed difference upgrading to an SSD is the latency.

On that note, 2x128 in RAID 0 will certainly be MUCH faster than a single 256 in terms of file transfers but you cut your reliability for that virtual volume in half since there are now 2 points of failure rather than 1.
What about 2 256GB instead of 2 128?
post #10 of 17
I have a 128, let me search my posts but I know I posted an AS SSD benchmark for it when I got it.

Check out the last one i posted in this thread, the others are for my Intel (I also don't have Sata 6gb/s)
Edited by tats - 2/1/11 at 11:11am
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