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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 08:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi there. Wanted an SSD for some time now and have narrowed it down to two drives

I want to buy two of them and put them in RAID-0 to put my OS and programs on.

1. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/60GB-...MB-s-w-bracket

2. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/60GB-...-Write-275MB-s

So if you were going to put any of those two in a RAID array, which ones would it be for a OS drive?

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Read and write speeds are the same so I guess performance isn't much a factor when choosing you're boot drive. In the long run, I'd get the Corsair because of the customer service they provide. Their supposed to be pretty good at that stuff. SSDs don't wear and break down as easily as HDDs though so I'd probably use the OCZ because you pay less for the brand name then Corsair.

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That would be a tough decision for me because they both have the Sandforce controller which has that 50,000 IOPS specification! There's another Sandforce that has a much lower IOPS spec.


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Looks like both have the same exact hardware. Boils down to firmware/warranty/support. Never had problems with ocz, but haven't heard bad things about corsair either. Although ocz has a very active forum.

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theyre identical drives essentially, all i hear about corsair is amazing things, and ocz all i hear are a bit dodgy, i would go for the corsair, as theyre psu's give you lots of little extras, great service reliability and stickers haha, nope, i just prefer corsair over ocz, seem more quality. but at the end of the day its your choice.

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I actually use a few corsair products myself. Ram, cooler, psu... but so far, I am very happy with my ocz ssd

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Looks like both have the same exact hardware. Boils down to firmware/warranty/support. Never had problems with ocz, but haven't heard bad things about corsair either. Although ocz has a very active forum.
Same hardware?

I am leaning towards the Corsair due to there warranty and customer service. I'd say that's worth the extra £3.

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I thought SSD's in raid don't do TRIM? Can anyone shed some light into this?
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i prefer corsair.

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I thought SSD's in raid don't do TRIM? Can anyone shed some light into this?
Interested in this point.

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