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SSD "which controller?" list

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by oupimiquo, May 19, 2009.

  1. itsmydamnation

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  2. The Mafia

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    Yeap. All of my Crucial M4 powered machines boot faster than anything else I have with a vertex 3 in it.
     
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  4. lithos

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    I just got a Sandisk Extreme 120GB today - the reviews seemed all right, price/performance seemed excellent, and, well, I use Sandisk for my DSLR, so why not?
     
  5. Mau1wurf1977

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    Computer Alliance have a special on a 240GB OCZ Octane for A$199. I ordered one and also an i7 3770 for upgrading my harddrive.

    Should be a sweet little system and it's nice to see SSD prices getting to afforadable and usable levels.
     
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  6. congoh

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    http://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/view/in_promo

    OCZ Octane 128GB: $89
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB: $99
    OCZ Agility 3 240GB: 199
    Samsung 830 128GB: $120
    Samsung 830 256GB: $270
    Samsung 830 512GB: $640

    With shipping approx $8-$10

    I wish Samsung would drop further :D
     
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  7. AudioFX

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    how do these samsungs compare to Intel 520 and Crucial M4 - is it worth the extra $$$ to get an m4 or a 520? (talking in ~120gb range)
     
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    Thread digging time .... does anyone know anything about the Sandisk Extreme SSD ?

    :thumbup:
     
  10. qwertylesh

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    it uses the Sanforce 2280 (or 2230? something like that) controller.
     
  11. aussie-revhead

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    They sound lke a bargain at $199* for 240GB, though the 830 is catching up at $252* for 256GB.

    * Current MSY prices at time of posting.

    :thumbup:
     
  12. antipody

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    Anyone konw of any SSD drives that run colder than others? Or do they all generate similar amounts of heat?

    Nice to see I can finally afford to look at upgrading to 240GB but I'm trying to minimise heat in my tablet as the cpu on the old girl tends to make too much of that already. Anyone recommend a cool SSD?
     
  13. GDavid

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    Half a dozen posts above yours I asked the same question Aussie @ #203
    Colder than others? With the amount of heat generated by SSD operation... Power consumption should tell you a bit, but I'd have thought you'd be better off looking into options to reduce heat in the tablet by other means. Have a look at some of the cooling threads over at notebook reviews or somesuch...
     
  14. issa2006

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    ok

    1. they all run cool under max temputure allowed for produce when being used..much colder than any hdd.(check temps with lazer temp probe vs hdd under summer use.

    2.. got a samsung 120 830+ SanDisk Extreme 120 + intel 330 120 g ssd
    (older intel 520 60g)
    (msy)

    tested on z68 intel (raid) sata 3 (in non raid) win 7 64bit sp1

    fastest to slowest (benchmarks+copying+boot win 7)

    intel 520 model 60g (fastest)
    samsung 120g 830 (close to 520, but in diff areas-benchies)
    intel 330 120g much slower than advertised speeds (go samsung recommended)
    scandisk ext 120g (slowest) not recommended slow on compress files...slow to boot..

    also im not sure why but the intel 330 ssd does not work on my usb 3.0 welland turbo leopard vis asmedia usb 3.0 chip

    other non intel work (non tested 520 on usb 3.0 ) in use in other machine now


    the samsung is on par with the intel 520 ssd, but benchies differ, ie faster in some areas, slower in other, id say both are good for different uses.

    the samsung faster in seq read/write (ie loading games+ video recording stream etc) but the intel better at random read/write (windows boot up) multi file access

    my 3x sata 2 60g mushkin callisto in raid 0 out performs all of them (even after 2 years use) real life higher isops,vs 2x 60g intel 520(which iv now put on other machine)

    iv found that 2x 520 (sata 3)raid 0 after some use is slower than the 3x musk callisto (sata 2) for everyday use...


    so i recommend..
    if intel raid sata 3(2 ports) get 2x 520 intel...win boot, or 2x samsung 830 in raid 0(same ports) the raid 0 with the samsung, gives it very fast multi access for windows boot + game loading video recording(save a few bucks)

    1. go intel 520 (if you got money) 1 drive or 2 in raid 0
    2 go samsung 830(120g) go 1 if media box or 2 in raid 0 if windows boot+games+ recording video


    samsung results are very different from sata 2 + sat 3 controllers (sandforce ones), you get the best of both worlds if you put 2 in raid 0
     
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  15. BigBADBenny

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    Cool SSD?

    @ antipody: With few exceptions, any SSD should make a big positive difference to the heat levels (in my experience).
    Additionally it's possible to mitigate the issue further and extend battery life using undervolting: http://tinyurl.com/2d4lhyu
     
  16. aussie-revhead

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    Doesn't RAID mean no garbage collection/trim or are these now supported in RAID ?

    :)
     
  17. scotteee

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    Hey Aus,

    One of my SSD's in a sandisk extreme 240gb, been going for 6 months now and is still running well :) how long it'll go i dont know, but for the price/gb was great deal :)
     
  18. aussie-revhead

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    You guys with RAID SSD setups are you using onboard RAID or an ad-on RAID card? I have a four port Highpoint but I was keeping it for a storage array.

    :)
     
  19. issa2006

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    onboard intel raid (0) did the x48 775(bios cust update for intel raid ) + z68 raid 0 setups

    seams faster than sub 400$ raid cards+ free


    intel working on raid with trim (z77 z68?) in beta intel raid bios+ drivers...

    it slows down a bis vs non raid, but you get lots of benefits from raid

    improved speed random access etc...

    vs raid 0 cons
     
  20. antipody

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    Cheers, just the info I was after. Quite a significant dif there. Will keep my eyes open for a Samsung 256GB.
     

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