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· GWAMM
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Not-so-important background info
I'm thinking of getting a 200GB+ SSD to replace the mechanical drives in my main rig (will be keeping those for storage in an older rig or NAS, w/e), because tbh the noise annoys me. I've become slightly obsessed with silence, and getting quieter case is not an option.

By the way, other ideas on how to keep the noise down, like "Put that F3 in an external enclosure and run it through e-SATA", etc. are welcome.

The actual question
So, the cheapest SSD available to me is the OCZ Vertex 2 240GB, but wherever I look I see that it has quite the bad reputation.
This makes me wonder if this is due to flawed early firmware which has later been fixed, or is this drive still as unreliable as it was?
 

· GWAMM
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Originally Posted by AzO
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Why bother with Vertex2 when you can get Vertex3? The price is about the same only a couple bucks more.

I live in Sweden though, where the V3 is like 33% more.

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If I were you I'd look into buying two used 34nm 120GB Vertex 2 drives and running RAID or a single 240GB for simplicity if available. If you must go new I'd recommend the Corsair Force series but only for future-proofing if you plan on getting native SATA3 support sometime soon. There's now point in SATA3 given your sig rip specs or utilizing an add-in card as they're performance is lacking in comparison to native ports at this time.

Mm, the thing about buying used is the lack of warranty. I couldn't care less about SATA3 to be honest, as I won't need that kind of bandwidth anyway.


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I'd just go intel 510 for the more reliable option. For the desktop/gamer experience you wont feel the difference.

I'm not familiar with amd and your motherboard, but the best way to get rid of those spinning drives is to use the ssd-caching feature, which I think only z68 motherboards have. Your X-25 SSD is perfect for this. This way frequently accessed files are cached on the ssd so the hdd's don't spin up to retrieve the files.

save yourself the $ and go with a 120 GB 510 for OS and misc and set the x-25 as an ssd-cache.

just my 2c.

Yeah, I don't really care about speed, I just want a silent storage solution for as little as possible, lol. As for the SSD caching, eventually there'll be a need to access something on the HDD anyway which will bug me.

I think I've decided on the 120GB Intel 320, which will pretty much be for games. Their reliability and 5-year warranty is really attractive. Everything else, videos, music, etc. will be kept on my F4 in a NAS (Synology DS211j or similar).
I only wish I had picked one up when the 120GB Intels were like 15% off a couple of weeks ago.
 
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