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post #11 of 19
So c300 vs sandforce?


The MC SSD is 100 bucks, and the c300 is 119 bucks at microcenter.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by saint19 View Post
I read the 1st post again, if you want use 6Gb/s take a look of Crucial C300 64GB for $25 more in www.crucial.com
i been looking at that and it seems really slow compared to the vertex 3. i guess it was premature in the 6gb/s gen.

i dont feel like side grading to another x58 board with the sata 6gb

im going to get 2 microcenter SSDs then and compare it to my friends corsair F120 raid. and see if theres a big difference. (probably not)

thanks duckie
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post #13 of 19
Lmao at peole posting when they don't even know what they are talking about, they are essentially the same drive. Vertx 2 is not way better. Especially with the bs they pulled with the new nand.
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i guess no one bothered to do research before providing advice..... The microcenter gen ii ssd is as rebranded adata s599. These use the exact same sandforce controller in the vertex 2.

In fact, the microcenter ones probably are all still on 34nm nand. They provide more storage and better performance since the vertex 2 are moving to 25nm nand. Get the mc ssd (but make absolutely sure it is a gen ii).
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yep the vertex 2 is worth the extra $25
totally not worth it, the Microcenter drives are beasts for their price point and as others have said they are fast as they utilize a Sandforce SF1222 controller that is capable of 280r/270w
post #16 of 19
I'm with Duckieho, the re-branded S559 is great value for money. When BIOS runtime + SATA detect is sower than my Win7 Boot time I have no real complaints.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Corsair Nova are Indilinx Barefoot Eco and are generally slower than the Vertex 2 (SandForce).


RAID0 helps sequential performance but does little for random performance.

The Vertex 2 can do ~50MB/s in random read and write.
The 2xRAID0 Novas can only do ~40MB/s random read and 15MB/s random write.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/150?vs=152



No, it is not.

He would be paying 28% more for the same product that is as fast or slower.
True all drives have their ups and downs heres my bench for both drives.
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post #18 of 19
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im looking at ssdreview. and their very similar. just the firmware and the setup.
http://www.ssdreview.com/review/comp...b-25-inch-123/

i'll pick up some microcenter ssds. because not going to spend 20% more for something that isnt 20% faster overall.
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post #19 of 19
Hello everyone. I registered at this site just to tell everyone that the Microcenter SSD 64GB drives, with the SF-1222, are now $X9.99, (edit) at least at the Mayfield Heights store (northern Ohio).

I bought one, and liked the performance so much, that I went back this past Saturday and purchased a second to put in RAID-0.

Asus P5B-Deluxe, Intel ICH8R, 2 MC SSD's in RAID-0 with 64k stripe set.

Max read/write speeds are over 500mb/sec using ATTO. Don't see how a single drive of any type could compete. Let me know if you want any more information.


Edit: I just went to the MicroCenter website and added one of these drives to the "in-store pickup" cart. It now says 99$. Best best is to call your local store. I bought the first drive March 25, 2011 for 99$, and the second drive on April 2, 2011 for $79.99 and brought the receipt from the first one and got a refund of $21 and change. I have no idea, maybe it was just on sale for one day?
Edited by gr0nt - 4/4/11 at 1:08pm
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