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It's not SATA 6.0, it's SATA 6Gbps

If you want an SSD for OS and games, you're looking at 120GB at minimum. For example if you own the complete GTA IV pack that's over 30GB gone.
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It's not SATA 6.0, it's SATA 6Gbps
The Gbps was implied. I didn't say SATA III for a reason.

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If you want an SSD for OS and games, you're looking at 120GB at minimum. For example if you own the complete GTA IV pack that's over 30GB gone.
GTA IV is an exception, and not a game I'd buy anyway. I also tend to uninstall games I don't play anymore...
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DuckieHo, it appears that the old Revodrive is same performance for same price as Vertex 3 now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ogy-_-20227578

And the Revodrive x2 is faster than 2-Vertex 3 drives in RAID-0 would be and cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-660-_-Product

What am I missing? It seems the Revodrive x2 160GB would be the better buy.
Edited by stargate125645 - 4/20/11 at 3:07pm
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The 120GB Vertex 3 is back in stock on Newegg so it'd be nice to know for sure which is better (Revox2 or Vertex 3)
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*Bump*

Where have ye gone, DuckieHo.
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In addition to the unanswered questions/issues above, would it be worthwhile to keep one of my Raptors to use for the page file in Windows or is keeping it on the SSD not going to matter much in terms of lifespan? I've heard it both ways and read both in guides on these forums so I don't know which side to buy into.
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I wouldn't worry too much about lifespan. Use the drives. They aren't going to crap out on you after a year because you use them as normal.

MS recommends using the pagefile on an SSD, which you can do if you have the space. The only reason, in my opinion, to move certain features off the SSD is if you don't have the capacity to host them on an SSD. Anything you leave on the SSD will be snappier and more responsive, in general.

Keep your existing Raptor if you have the space for extra files you don't want to put on the SSD(s). Pictures, documents, downloaded files, whatever.

But if you absolutely want to extend the life of your SSDs as much as humanly possible, sure, don't put the pagefile on it, or index the drive, or any number of other 'tweaks.' You'll have to decide how much you want to use the SSD vs. how much you want to preserve it.

Personally I went balls to wall and have everything on SSDs at the moment.
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I wouldn't worry too much about lifespan. Use the drives. They aren't going to crap out on you after a year because you use them as normal.

MS recommends using the pagefile on an SSD, which you can do if you have the space. The only reason, in my opinion, to move certain features off the SSD is if you don't have the capacity to host them on an SSD. Anything you leave on the SSD will be snappier and more responsive, in general.

Keep your existing Raptor if you have the space for extra files you don't want to put on the SSD(s). Pictures, documents, downloaded files, whatever.

But if you absolutely want to extend the life of your SSDs as much as humanly possible, sure, don't put the pagefile on it, or index the drive, or any number of other 'tweaks.' You'll have to decide how much you want to use the SSD vs. how much you want to preserve it.

Personally I went balls to wall and have everything on SSDs at the moment.
Well I have that 750GB storage drive I use for pretty much anything that isn't software installation (e.g. music, movies, etc.). I even have EAC set up to store temporary files to that drive during ripping. So, the pagefile and temporary software files should be the only thing that get written and erased with any regularity on the SSDs.

How does indexing the drive reduce the lifespan? It's a default in Windows 7 from what I've seen, too, so I don't see how I can undo the damage it will have already done during installation.
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The 120GB Vertex 3 is back in stock on Newegg so it'd be nice to know for sure which is better (Revox2 or Vertex 3)
first check if your mobo has any compatibility issue with the revo drive, i know alot of people's mobo won't even detect the thing. with the revo drive you automatically forfeit Trim, which imo is pretty important. since you are upgrading from HD, any SSD will be blazing fast, so don't sweat yourself over which is faster, if you're still divided between the revo and the vertex, i would recommend the vertex 3.
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