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Hey,

Hate to open another thread in here, but I need advice.

I'm finalizing a Sandy Bridge build. Here is the motherboard I'm getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

It's gunna be a Core i5 2500K.

Now, I need to decide on an SSD.

Here are the two I'm considering:

Crucial RealSSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348

OCZ Revodrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227578

I've never had a PCI-E hard drive And the speeds are supposedly REALLY fast.

Thoughts?
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post #2 of 23
I'd definitely go with the REvo
post #3 of 23
I have seen people have tons of setup/maintenance/corruption issues with those PCIe SSDs. Not really sure if they are ready for prime time yet. I surely couldn't recommend them yet to any customers.

EDIT: And I am mad right now. I had a customer that I wanted to order that board for but it was sold out last week.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/18/11 at 9:28pm
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post #4 of 23
Unless you want the 8 extra GBs, go with the Revodrive.
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post #5 of 23
revodrives have nice reviews, but when OCZ went to the 25nm procceses the reliability and speed went wayyy down....I would suggest checking whether or not the revo's are using 34nm or 25nm like the vertex 2/agility 2/onyx drives.


....or just wait for someone else to post the answer.
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post #6 of 23
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The Revodrive is .. 30 dollars more, which is negligible. I don't really see any reason not to go with the Revo, other than that the Revo drives have 4 eggs as opposed to 5 on newegg >.>

I also wonder if the Revodrive requires more power or something. As it is I'm gunna be powering my whole new rig with my current PSU ^^
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post #7 of 23
what about vertex 3?
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post #8 of 23
One other thing to consider about the revo - not all motherboards can boot from the revo. One example is the EVGA SR-2 - cannot boot using the revo. I would check to see if you will be able to boot with the revo or find any other compatibility issues first.
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by kckyle View Post
what about vertex 3?
Too pricey.
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post #10 of 23
go with the Crucial RealSSD C300, you have TRIM support
you dont have that with a RevoDrive (it is faster cuz of the RAID0 but no TRIM)
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