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post #11 of 21
The speed is ridiculous. Get a small one just to test the waters. Then what you see we're going on about you'll toss those high rpm mech drives.
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post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by deltaspirit View Post
It's faster, trim support, silent, shock proof.


I just set my ssd's in raid 0 today and the speed is crazy compared to my mech drive raid 0 setup.
hay guyz i trim my HDD for lulz! teh bestest

TRIM is for SSD because the NAND has three states... 1, 0 or null. 0 is unoccupied space(by a file), but the controller still sees it as space taken up. It's taking up a virtual bit that represents 0. TRIM resets it to null so the controller will reuse that space in new write operations.

On a side not I thought SSDs were all hype until I did a build for a friend with a 120gb sandforce 1200. LIGHTNING fast.
Edited by POONBERRY - 4/13/11 at 2:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Versa View Post
TRIM is only need for SSD, not mechniacal drives.

Improve random access time what makes is nice for loading applications/games/OS/etc.
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Originally Posted by POONBERRY View Post
hay guyz i trim my HDD for lulz! teh bestest

TRIM is for SSD because the NAND has three states... 1, 0 or null. 0 is unoccupied space(by a file), but the controller still sees it as space taken up. It's taking up a virtual bit that represents 0. TRIM resets it to null so the controller will reuse that space in new write operations.

On a side not I thought SSDs were all hype until I did a build for a friend with a 120gb sandforce 1200. LIGHTNING fast.
I know, Maybe it didin't seem like it but I wasn't comparing ssd's and mech drives, merely stating the features. Not all ssd's have trim though.
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Ahh very nice stuff gentlemen...I will have the dip into this and experience to true power of sataIII 6gb...I'll try to order tonight if I'm....fast enough....hah....
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Hey newegg has them in now 9pm eastern time ... Just ordered vertex3 120gig...go go go
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Hey now im a little nervous now...I'm reading that the 120gb vertex 3 is not good or as good as the 240 should I change my order or something ...is it that much slower?
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by MouthofJustin View Post
Hey now im a little nervous now...I'm reading that the 120gb vertex 3 is not good or as good as the 240 should I change my order or something ...is it that much slower?
You won't notice the difference in usage.
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I just received my Vertex ... Hope I won't have issues with it.
 
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post #19 of 21
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It is pretty crazy how fast I can load my OS now and my vertex 2 isn't even the best SSD out there.

I don't think getting a larger ssd for games is worth it to much though. I am running a intel x25-v I got on sale for games and while it does load quicker in most of my games (SC2,CIV5,Shogun2) it may load 10 seconds or so faster then the next guy but I still have to wait for them to load too so I don't think it improves performance as much as an OS ssd does.
I think depends on the size of you SSD if it matters for most people. I for one won't put any games anything lower than 120GB and quickly found out how much Steam (games) is just hungry on 120GB Agility 2. Load times is variable in my opinion depending on game and game mode. Certainly would agree the benefit of a OS SSD has much more of an impact than apps/gaming does.
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Agh I see and in case I decide to use raid could I get a quick explanation as o what that is and why I see it alot...always seen it since I started building computers but was one of those things I never got into...for some reason...maybe I'll raid two vertex 3 120gb if that is smart
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