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Let me ask this, if I bought one of the smaller ssd to just put the OS on and a few other things could I put all other programs on another drive to keep me from having to re install programs when its time to do a fresh install? Or no it doesn't work like that?
At issue is that the larger the SSD, generally, the faster it moves data... it is a good alternative to putting a ramdisk on DDR for your pagefile. Generally having your OS on one drive, programs on another and pagefile on a third will increase stability and speed. (choir yell amen!)

Use a ghost to clone when you upgrade.

There was a prototype year or so ago which just plain ran fast but you're still inherently going to be limited by the 6.0 sata 3 cap. I recently moved my pagefile off to a 6.0 1T seagate and it improved a fair bit. But you're not gonna get enough individual improvement on a system simply by installing a 40gb SSD to warrant doing it first, especially not if the 6.0 slot is a 3.0 running a compatibility scheme. Board and Ram come first.
This is called the "intel lesson"... the primary reason AMD has lagged behind intel isn't core power, it is memory handling and lower memory speeds.

MB and DDR upgrades.
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I don't know how good or bad the StealthXStream II is, but thanks to OCN, I know that the original StealthXStream is a huge waste of money when it's being put in a nice system - especially if overclocking will be done. For more basic systems, the original StealthXStream can be ok I guess.

I haven't heard anything about the StealthXStream II yet, but it can't be all that bad since they went out of their way to make a new version of it. I mean, it seems that there are lots of new good PSUs coming out of the woodwork these days - some are even made by brands no one here on OCN has heard of yet.
I tried to do some asking around about psu before I purchased it but it was just before I came here. pc power and cooling, and another (cant remember the name right off) i was told were the best then ocz and a few others were in the 2nd tier
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I tried to do some asking around about psu before I purchased it but it was just before I came here. pc power and cooling, and another (cant remember the name right off) i was told were the best then ocz and a few others were in the 2nd tier
I learned that PC Power & Cooling has kinda lost their status because now their PSUs are just remakes of some of OCZ's PSUs or something like that. PC Power & Cooling used to be awesome. :/
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seasonic was the other one i was told was up there with pc power and cooling. After that pretty much antec, thermaltake, ocz, there might have been 1 or 2 more in there. And then told me to stay away from the Diablotek, Coolmax and Rosewill
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I learned that PC Power & Cooling has kinda lost their status because now their PSUs are just remakes of some of OCZ's PSUs or something like that. PC Power & Cooling used to be awesome. :/
Well i figured that pc power and cooling had something to do with ocz because both names were on my rebate form. I figured they would only be there if there were some how connected and not that they were to cheap to make 2 different forms for rebates lol. If that were the case thats getting pretty cheap!
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seasonic was the other one i was told was up there with pc power and cooling. After that pretty much antec, thermaltake, ocz, there might have been 1 or 2 more in there. And then told me to stay away from the Diablotek, Coolmax and Rosewill
Well it's actually not about the brand names; it's about specific units from each one (and in some cases, none of the units from certain brands).

For example: Rosewill's Green Series is a quality line of SeaSonic-made PSUs while the rest of Rosewill's PSUs should probably be avoided. Thermaltake's "TR2" units are not any good at all while their Toughpower units are pretty good quality. Antec's Basiq units are junk while their TruePower New series offers the best bang-for-buck available.

However, you almost can't go wrong with any SeaSonic power supply.
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so whats the difference between the different sata types? sata and sata II are 3.0 and sata 3 is 6.0? or is sata even lower?
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So with that being said the correct way of wording this would be is a SSD is much faster than a HDD? Man all initials for stuff is just killing me! Is there a dictionary of all these anywhere lol?

http://www.acronyms.ch/files/Acronyms.A4.Duplex.pdf
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Well it's actually not about the brand names; it's about specific units from each one (and in some cases, none of the units from certain brands).

For example: Rosewill's Green Series is a quality line of SeaSonic-made PSUs while the rest of Rosewill's PSUs should probably be avoided. Thermaltake's "TR2" units are not any good at all while their Toughpower units are pretty good quality. Antec's Basiq units are junk while their TruePower New series offers the best bang-for-buck available.

However, you almost can't go wrong with any SeaSonic power supply.
The guy did tell me that it is the type of item that you are going to get what you pay for. Well I think I am going to shove off for the night. Catch some of the tube and try to hit the sack before the sun (or daylight probably) comes up. I will probably be back tomorrow, or well I guess later on today seeing that its 440 am!
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SATA III is the most beneficial for RAID setups because 6.0 Gigabits per second is equal to 768 Megabytes per second. 3.0 Gigabits per second is equal to 384 Megabytes per second. 1.5 Gigabits per second is 192 Megabytes per second.

So right now, there isn't that much of a benefit of using SATA III for a single-drive setup for the OS (as opposed to RAID) because of the high cost. I think that SATA II is the sweet spot in this respect.
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