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Vertex 3 or Revo drive?

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Im reading alot about the Vertex 3 bottlenecking with SATA 6gbps Marvell controllers, apparently if not Intel speeds are slow. My board would probably be slow then & revo drive option sounds a lot faster, not as fast as the vertex 3 but near enough for the same money.

Any thoughts, I need to upgrade due to issues my Vertex 2 is giving me.
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Do you need sheer performance? Cause if not the new Intel 320 series SSDs are good on bang for buck and is said to be even more reliable than previous generations. I may be wrong here though
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Lot slower, so not really cheaper, not that i'm an expert either..
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I want a Revo Drive just for the heck of it. Oh and I think they look cool.
post #5 of 6
I still say go for the Vertex 3, it's cheaper, and the performance gain isn't that much different with the Revo drive. Also, it doesn't use one of your PCIE slots.

EDIT: Also, you don't get TRIM with the revodrive, you do get garbage collection, but that hasn't been shown to be as efficient.
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ordered a vertex 3
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