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A SSD, yes but which one?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Allan, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    I want a ssd for my windows 7 (between 60-70Go) ...

    Did you buy a ssd? happy? opinions? advice?
  2. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Crucial M4

    Or anything by Crucial or Intel really
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  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Upgraded to a Samsung 830 MZ-7PC128 from a first gen ssd a week ago.

    Love it, 6 seconds windows boot :)
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  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    These are the brands to buy for reliability: Intel, Crucial, Samsung

    OCZ provides SSDs with super speed, but I can't really say much about their reliability.
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  6. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Definitely Intel. I love mine. Runs a complete virus scan in about 20 seconds. Boots in about 7 seconds.
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  7. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys !

    And OCZ vertex 3 ?
  8. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Yes it is fast, but is it reliable? I can't really say.
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  9. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    My OCZ Vertex 3 hasn't failed yet.
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  10. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    I have an OCZ Agility that I bought just about a year ago (11 months) that's been running great since I got it. Intel are supposed to have the higher reliability drives from all reports though. But, I went with the best bang for my buck and figured, if it died, it died. So far, so good though.
  11. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    6-7 secs boot time?? C'mon. tell the truth. that's just difficult to believe.
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    My MacBook Pro has 8 seconds boot time. Then again, it does have above average specs.
  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ok, maybe 8
  14. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    my computer boots in 11 seconds... it takes longer for my RAID (which is hdd, not sdd) to boot then my actual computer!
  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Ok so I have bought 4tb replacements for all of my 1.5 tb storage drives. Those are going in next weekend when I can set aside two whole days to go thru all my data and decide how to structure everything.

    I have also started building a new cable tv/dvr server for my secondary network and all of those previously mentioned 1.5tb hdds are being moved into the server to serve previously recorded broadcasts and to act as write space and storage for the central dvr recorder.

    I need an ssd for my primary machine and one for my DVRserver. I want to go go as fast as possible with out going into a level of ridiculousness that would be under-described as overkill.

    My primary drive needs 500GB or close and greater, and my other just needs enough space to run a custom build of ubuntu, 1-2 gigs of apps, and temp space for capture writes that will get moved to another drive on complete bringing that drive to 50 gigs or better. Anyone have anything good to say about any drives close to those 2 general sizes?
  16. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For the 500gb drive, go for 2x Corsair Force 3 240gb drives and raid 0 them.

    For the smaller one, anything by intel or samsung.
  17. Dean C

    Dean C Member

    Vertex 3 (a couple of months ago) was the fastest consumer SSD. I'd highly recommend one. I run an Intel X-25M G2 and I've had no issues, but my next drive will definitely be an OCZ. Intel are lagging behind. Even their top of the range consumer drives are inferior to OCZ nowadays.
  18. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

  19. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    my pc takes about 50 seconds to boot from the moment I push the on button. 8 seconds boot time is sounds pretty awesome. will have to check into this ssd.
  20. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    BIOS adds a few seconds :/

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